On April 19, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved a final rule revising CFTC Regulation 160.5. The amended rule implements the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act’s (FAST Act) December 2015 statutory amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act) by providing an exception to the requirement that certain futures commission merchants, retail foreign exchange dealers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, introducing brokers, major swap participants and swap dealers (each, a “covered person”) to provide annual privacy notices to their respective customers. (The obligation to provide an initial privacy notice is unchanged).
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced new filing thresholds that will apply to mergers and acquisitions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. These new thresholds will go into effect on April 3.

Under the revised notification thresholds, transactions valued above $90 million will require HSR notification when they satisfy other requirements of the Act. This threshold is an increase from the current threshold of $84.4 million. The FTC adjusted the filing thresholds for larger transactions, as well. The current $168.8 million threshold will be increased to $180 million, and the current $843.9 million threshold will be increased to $899.8 million. Under the new thresholds, the filing fee for notifiable transactions valued: (1) above $90 million, but less than $180 million, remains at $45,000; (2) above $180 million, but less than $899.8 million, remains at $125,000; and (3) above $899.8 million remains at $280,000.


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On January 19, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the new filing thresholds that will apply to mergers and acquisitions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the Act). These new thresholds will go in effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register and will likely be effective by mid-to-late February.
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On January 21, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the new filing thresholds that will apply to mergers and acquisitions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the HSR Act). The changes will go into effect in late February, 30 days after they are published in the Federal Register. Under the revised notification thresholds, transactions valued above $78.2 million will require HSR notification when they meet the other requirements of the HSR Act. This is an increase from the current threshold of $76.3 million. The filing thresholds for larger transactions will be adjusted as well. The current $152.5 million threshold will be increased to $156.3 million, and the current $762.7 million threshold will be increased to $781.5 million.
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