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An International Antitrust Primer, Fourth Edition

By Mark R. Joelson


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About this book:

An International Antitrust Primer discusses the substantial revisions and updates reflecting the worldwide activities undertaken by competition law authorities, including meeting the challenges posed by the digital age. Despite the continuing inter-governmental cooperation over the regulation of international commerce, significant cross-country differences persist in areas such as merger control, notification to authorities, and remedies deemed appropriate for antitrust enforcement. Accordingly, companies must be aware of the rules that apply in the countries in which they do business. This fourth edition—eleven years after the publication of the third edition—provides a thorough update on the status of competition regulation in a number of key jurisdictions, including the up-to-date case law involving the technology giants Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook.

What’s in this book:

Coverage focuses on the European Union and the United States—which continue to be foremost in the enforcement and refinement of comprehensive competition laws—but also takes into account the vast strides that are being made elsewhere, with chapters on South Korea, Japan, and India, as well as a chapter on the United Kingdom with a section on the post-Brexit implications. The book provides essential guidance on such issues of concern to business persons and their counsel as the following:

  • intellectual property rights;
  • 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.

How this will help you:

This fourth edition is peerless as no other work so lucidly and helpfully explains competition law for those who require a working knowledge of the subject to proceed confidently with their day-to-day work. This edition continues to serve business persons, government officials, students, lawyers, and others who have been relying on this preeminent resource for years to know how antitrust law enforcement authorities are grappling with the competitive challenges posed by business giants.

Pages 576
Last Updated 11/21/2017
Update Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041190956
SKU 10058837-0001
Table of Contents



Chapter 1 An Overview of Competition Law Development Around the World

Chapter 2 Summary of the United States Antitrust Laws

Chapter 3 The Application of United States Antitrust Law to International Transactions and Foreign Parties

Chapter 4 US Law Enforcement Procedure

Chapter 5 Conspiracies, Joint Ventures and Monopolization in US Commerce

Chapter 6 Relationships with Customers or Licensees in US Commerce

Chapter 7 The Federal Trade Commission and Robinson-Patman Acts

Chapter 8 US Antitrust Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions

Part II European Union Competition Law

Chapter 9 Overview of the Competition Law of the European Union

Chapter 10 Article 101 TFEU: Agreements, Decisions, and Concerted Practices – Activity Involving Competitors

Chapter 11 Article 101 TFEU: Agreements, Decisions and Concerted Practices – Suppliers, Customers and Licensees

Chapter 12 Article 102 TFEU: Abuse of a Dominant Position

Chapter 13 Merger Control in the European Union

Part III Other Selected Competition Laws

Chapter 14 The United Kingdom

Chapter 15 Japan

Chapter 16 India

Chapter 17 South Korea


APPENDIX I Selected Bibliography

APPENDIX II 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

APPENDIX III Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation