An International Antitrust Primer: A Guide to the Operation of United States, European Union, and Other Key Competition Laws in the Global Economy

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Kluwer Law International, 2006 - Law - 717 pages
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Like its predecessors, this updated Primer describes the main provisions and case law of some key national and regional competition regimes, including their application to international transactions. As in the previous editions, the author offers a relatively detailed explanation of developments in a few important jurisdictions, rather than covering many jurisdictions by offering a brief summary of a great number of national antitrust laws. The regimes covered are the United States, the European Union (EU), Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

In the course of the presentation important areas of transnational convergence appear, as well as significant points of disparity. Many areas and issues of great concern to business persons and their counsel arise, among them the following:

    intellectual property rights; foreign government action; extent and kind of criminal sanctions; extraterritorial reach; mergers and acquisitions; level and type of enforcement activity; effects of national foreign or domestic policy; permissible cooperation among competitors; and public procurement.
The many business persons, government officials, students, lawyers, and others who have been relying on the Second Edition for years will greatly appreciate this thoroughly updated volume. There is nothing else that so lucidly and helpfully explains competition law, as a regime of both domestic and international law, for those who do not specialize in this field but require a working knowledge of the subject to proceed confidently in their day-to-day work.

 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Summary of the United States Antitrust Laws
11
The Federal Trade Commission Act
25
Enforcement Modes
30
Guidelines
38
The Special Position of Export Commerce
57
International Law and Foreign Reactions to U
64
Antitrust Challenge to Foreign Government Actions
71
Private Enforcement of EC Law
278
Article 812 Nullity
292
Prohibited Agreements Decisions and Practices in
299
Permissible Cooperation among Competitors
308
Chapter 11
325
Assignments and Licenses of Intellectual Property Rights
348
Patent and Knowhow Licensing Under Article 81
361
Chapter 12
369

Chapter 4
85
Federal Antitrust Cases
90
Service of Process
96
Investigation and Discovery
102
Federal Trade Commission Procedures
117
Chapter 5
127
Monopolization
149
Chapter 6
165
Licensing of Intellectual Property Rights
179
Franchising
196
The RobinsonPatman Act
209
Chapter 8
219
Antitrust Analysis of Mergers
227
Chapter 9
253
Overview of the Competition Law Rules
261
Sherman Act
376
Chapter 13
403
Chapter 14
441
International Issues
469
United Kingdom
489
Japan
519
International Cooperation
551
Enforcement
557
Cooperation on Competition Policy Through Convergence
567
Appendix I
573
Appendix II
591
B Excerpt from Consolidated Version of the Treaty
629
Appendix V
671
Index
707
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