Skadden Discusses FTC Moratorium on Early Terminations of HSR Waiting Periods

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Rita Sinkfield Belin

Partner Matthew Hendrickson and counsel Steven Albertson and Rita Sinkfield-Belin review the FTC's February 4, 2021, announcement that it was suspending all grants of early termination of the initial Hart-Scott-Rodino Act waiting period, potentially signaling a more aggressive approach to merger review. For the foreseeable future, filing parties must in all cases wait the full 30-day period before closing.