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
intellectual property rights;
foreign government action;
extent and kind of criminal sanctions;
mergers and acquisitions;
level and type of enforcement activity;
effects of national foreign or domestic policy;
permissible cooperation among competitors; and
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
Foreword; Diane P. Wood. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. An
Overview of Competition Law Development around the World. United States
Antitrust Law. 2. Summary of the United States Antitrust Laws. 3.
The Application of United States Antitrust Law to International Transactions
and Foreign Parties. 4. U.S. Law Enforcement Procedure. 5.
Conspiracies, Joint Ventures, and Monopolization in U.S. Commerce. 6.
Relations with Customers or Licensees in U.S. Commerce. 7. The Federal
Trade Commission and Robinson-Patman Acts. 8. U.S. Antitrust Aspects of
Mergers and Acquisitions. European Community Competition Law. 9.
Overview of the Competition Law of the European Communities. 10. EC
Treaty Article 81 Agreements, Decisions and Concerted Practices: Activity
Involving Competitors. 11. EC Treaty Article 81 Agreements, Decisions
and Concerted Practices: Suppliers, Customers and Licensees. 12. EC
Treaty Article 82 Abuse of a Dominant Position. 13. Merger Control in
the European Communities. Other Laws. 14. Summaries of Key
Competition Laws. Canada. Mexico. United Kingdom. Japan. 15. The Search
for a Global Competition Policy. Appendices: I. Selected Bibliography.
II. World Competition Agencies. III. A: Summaries and Texts of
Principal United States Antitrust Laws. B: Excerpt from Consolidated
Version of the Treaty Establishing the European Community. IV. Council
Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 of 16 December 2002 on the Implementation of the
Rules on Competition Laid Down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty. V.
(U.S.) Antitrust Enforcement Guidelines for International Operations. Index