Antitrust at the Global Level

Wood, Diane P.
January 2005
University of Chicago Law Review;Winter2005, Vol. 72 Issue 1, p309
Academic Journal
This article examines the ideal scope for international antitrust rules. It focuses on the particular substantive and procedural provisions that an international antitrust code should have. It is opined that global convergence on competition law has come a long way since the years after the Second World War when the U.S. appeared to be the only country with a vigorous antitrust culture. That process is likely to continue, even if not at the pace some would prefer. The purpose of this article is to suggest which rules would be worth working for, if the world becomes serious about pursuing a global competition agenda.


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