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Federal Trade Commission
Under the HSR Act, the FTC investigates proposed mergers and may take formal legal action to stop the merger, either in federal court or before an FTC administrative law judge.
Established the federal premerger notification program, which provides the FTC and the Department of Justice with information about large mergers and acquisitions before they occur.
SEC Mergers page
Contains information on the Securities & Exchange (SEC) disclosure rules and descriptions of the common SEC filings related to M&A.
The European Commission examines and approves/disapproves proposed mergers of companies if the annual turnover of the combined businesses exceeds specified thresholds in terms of global and European sales. Below these thresholds, the national competition authorities in the EU Member States may review the merger.
These rules apply to all mergers no matter where in the world the merging companies have their registered office, headquarters, activities or production facilities. This is so because even mergers between companies based outside the European Union may affect markets in the EU if the companies do business in the EU.
CCH IntelliConnect contains legal and regulatory information on both domestic and international matters. You must register with your sc.edu email first, and you will login with your email and password each time you access the database.
Regulations related to Mergers & Acquisitions can be found by:
1. Using the Search box at the top of the screen
2. Navigating the menu in the left column
Cheetah Academic Legal Professional Library
New users must "Create User ID" using your university email address. Once registered, you can login to the Cheetah platform. Our subscription provides a single point of access to 48 databases in the following practice groups: Health Care & Benefits; Tax & Accounting; Business Compliance; Financial Services; and Legal Professionals.