Antitrust Law in the United States
The CCH Trade Regulation Reporter compiles most of the relevant primary U.S. legal materials, including FTC complaints and orders and some Department of Justice materials. The Reporter is available in print as a multi-volume looseleaf and on Lexis(CCH;CCHTRD), Westlaw (CCH-TRR) and the subscription-based CCH Antitrust & Trade Regulation Integrated Library on Intelliconnect.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Web site post a large amount of antitrust related information. To find antitrust cases, see the Cases And Proceedings page, and then use the “Mission” filter on the left to limit to antitrust cases. For antitrust advisory opinions, see the Advisory Opinions page and then use the “Topic” filter to limit to antitrust opinions. See the Bureau of Competition section of the website for antitrust related news and reports. For statistics on FTC antitrust cases, see the Competition Enforcement Database.
FTC Watch is searchable on Lexis back to July 1990 (TRADE;FTCWAT). Westlaw has a database of antitrust-related news articles (ATRNEWS). Law360 (which has been adquired by one of the 2 big vendors) has a Competition news alert.
The leading treatise on antitrust law is the multi-volume Antitrust Law: An Analysis of Antitrust Principles and Their Application, written by Phillip E. Areeda and Herbert Hovenkamp, published by Aspen.
A publication called GCR Global Competition Review does a number of antitrust-related surveys including an annual ranking (and discussion) of national antitrust authorities and Country Surveys covering antitrust enforcement in various counties, including the US. They also produce the GCR 100, a ranking of the top 100 antitrust law firms in the world.
State Laws: The antitrust laws of all states are republished in the CCH’s Trade Regulation Reporter and in the ABA’s State Antitrust Practice and Statutes, which provides 25 pages of commentary for each state. To find state antitrust case law, look in an annotated edition of the relevant state’s statutory code.
Foreign Laws: EU antitrust laws, cases and other materials are available through the Europa Competition page. The page also provides legislation, cases and other materials relating to the regulation of mergers. The EU edition of Mlex provides detailed coverage of EU cases and other antitrust news, and organizes the information into a searchable database that can be used either for background research or as a business development tool.
Several volumes in the Getting the Deal Through series (print and online) explain various aspects of antitrust law for individual foreign countries. Relevant titles includePrivate Antitrust Litigation, Pharmaceutical Antitrust, Intellectual Property & Antitrustand Cartel Regulation and Merger Control.
Antitrust Law in the Constitutional Law
According to theEncyclopedia of the American Constitution, about its article titled ANTITRUST LAWFederal antitrust law comprises a set of acts of Congress, administrative regulations, and court decisions that attempt to regulate market structure and competitive behavior in the national economy. The substance of this law is found in the first two sections of the sherman act (1890).
Federal Trade Commission
Mergers and Acquisitions
State Statutes and Codes
United States Department of Justice
Characteristics of U.S. antitrust law
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Antitrust law and the International Trade Law
- Antitrust law entry in the Dictionary of International Trade Law (Raj Bhala)
- Antitrust law entry in the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (Thomas Carson; Mary Bonk)
- Antitrust law entry in the Dictionary of International Trade
- Antitrust law entry in the Dictionary of International Trade: Handbook of the Global Trade Community (Edward G. Hinkelman)
The crucial differences
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The similarities between European Union competition law and U.S. antitrust law
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Antitrust Law in the International Business Landscape
Definition of Antitrust Law in the context of U.S. international business and public trade policy: Public policy that prohibits monopolies and collusion among firms to inhibit competition.