Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Winter

Antitrust and the Draft Hague Judgments Convention
I. INTRODUCTION Other countries have long resisted the extraterritorial application of U.S. antitrust law. Several have passed blocking statutes to hinder the discovery of evidence that might be useful in such cases.(1) The United Kingdom has provided,...
Ethnically Homogeneous Commercial Elites in Developing Countries
I. INTRODUCTION In recent years, the once moribund field of law and development has experienced an impressive revival. Many development practitioners have embraced the idea that improving the quality of legal institutions is critical to development,...
Joltin' Joe Has Left and Gone Away - Embracing Change: The Way Forward for U.S. Trade Policy and the WTO
I. INTRODUCTION Thinking about the attitude in the United States toward the World Trade Organization ("WTO") recently brought to mind the famous last scene in The Graduate, the 1967 classic that snared an Oscar for director Mike Nichols. At the...
The Battle against Drug-Makers: An Analysis of European Union and United States Merger Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry 1995-1999
The U.S. antitrust laws were written at a time when economic competition and markets were largely national. Today, the United States faces the need to enforce antitrust regulations in a world dominated by large, multinational companies, which compete...
The Political Economy of Canada's "Widely Held" Rule for Large Banks
I. INTRODUCTION: A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES When representatives of the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed the North American Free Trade Agreement(1) ("NAFTA") in 1992, the schedule of reservations and commitments on the annex relating to financial...
The Uncertainty of Monopolistic Conduct: A Comparative Review of Three Jurisdictions
INTRODUCTION The monopoly problem is central to antitrust. Theoretically, the adverse consequences of monopolization are well understood.(1) However, the development of appropriate laws to deal with the monopoly problem has proven to be troublesome....
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