Sayyed, who will be joining Cadwalader in Washington from law
firm McDermott Will & Emery, has advised corporate clients being
reviewed by the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on
mergers, civil and criminal antitrust matters.
Sayyed is also an expert in representing investment funds on
Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act compliance matters, Cadwalader said.
Compliance with the HSR Act has received heightened attention
from government regulators amid the rise in shareholder
HSR is a 40-year-old U.S. law that exempts investors who buy up
to 10 percent of a company's voting securities from disclosing
purchases made only for passive investment purposes.
Several activist hedge funds over the last few years have been
sued by the government for HSR violations.
(Reporting by Michael Flaherty, editing by G Crosse)
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