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A Guide to US Antitrust Law

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ISBN13: 9780421903401
ISBN: 0421903406
Published: June 2005
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This book provides a clear explanation of US antitrust law for the non-US lawyer. It is written from the perspective of a UK or EU reader who needs to know about US law in order to predict issues that may arise, but doesn't need the law in sufficient detail to practise there. It also takes a comparative approach, citing similarities and differences to existing UK and EU competition law throughout.

* Puts unfamiliar US law in context for the non-US practitioner
* Helps the non-US lawyer predict when and where antitrust issues will arise
* Explains legislation and case law
* Provides just what a non-US reader needs to know with no unnecessary detail - a practical guide rather than academic commentary
* Highlights where US law differs from UK/EU law and where it is similar
* Features a glossary of unfamiliar US-specific legal terms
* The author is ideally placed to write this work as head of the Antitrust team at a major US law firm

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Competition Law, Other Jurisdictions , USA
Overview and History of Antitrust Enforcement.
Federal Antitrust Statutes - summary of the 5 federal antitrust statutes which form the core of US antitrust law.
Agreements in Restraint of Trade under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
Monopolization and Attempted Monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act.
Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures under Section 7 of the Clayton Act.
Premerger notification under the Pree Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
Price Discrimination - The Robinson-Patman Act.
Antitrust Enforcement.
Appendices: selected antitrust statutes and guidelines.
Glossary of US Antitrust terms