Efficiences in vertical mergers, JVs and strategic alliances

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The perrenially thorny issue of vertical mergers and restraints was examined from the US and the EU standpoints by FTC chairman Bob Pitofsky and Juan Briones of the EC Commission Merger Task Force.

Developments in US international competition cooperation

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Nina Hachigian, an advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, believes that two recent agreements signed by the US represent a positive step towards greater international cooperation on competition. The Boeing/McDonnell Douglas merger brought to light a fact about antitrust enforcement in the modern era that competition authorities have been living with for some time. As commerce goes global, antitrust enforcement regimes will increasingly overlap and occasionally collide.