Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
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This volume includes selected chapters from the annual proceedings of the Fordham Corporate Law Institute. The general subject is the antitrust or competition law analysis of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures which is a subject of increasing importance.
In recent years there have been radical changes around the globe in the application of antitrust laws to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, including both domestic transactions and transborder transactions. For example, there has been a rabbiting proliferation of merger control systems which require premerger notification and entail global or world bars on closing. Today over 70 jurisdictions have merger control systems. Although differences continue to exist in the substantive tests and analyses, there is a growing convergence with jurisdictions looking to prior and contemporaneous decisions and analyses in other jurisdictions, notably in the European Community and the United States. Thus most of the chapters focus on the antitrust treatment of merger and acquisitions under the EC Merger Regulation and the Clayton Act.
Joint ventures present both merger control issues and restrictive agreement issues and are discussed in several chapters. Given the number and importance of joint ventures and strategic alliances, these chapters are highly relevant to today's practitioners, in-house counsel, decision makers and academics.
Minority shareholdings also can raise issues under laws and regulations governing merger, restrictive agreements and dominant firms. The chapters discussing minority shareholdings are timely given the complexities of the issues and the renewed enforcement attention to minority shareholdings by antitrust authorities.
Barry E. Hawk, Director, Fordham Corporate Law Institute; Professor of Law, Fordham University and Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (New York and Brussels).
George Addy, Senior Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Toronot; Former Director of Investigation and Research, Bureau of Competition Policy, Ottawa.
Juan Briones Alonso, Merger Task Force, EC Commission, Brussels.
Bernard E. Amory, Partner, Jones Day, Brussels.
Karen Banks, Member of Legal Service, EC Commission, Brussels.
Christoper Bellamy, QC, President, Competition Commission Appeal Tribunal, London.
Cronelis Canenbley, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer, Dusseldorf and Brussels.
Gotz Drauz, Director, Merger Task Force, EC Commission, Brussels.
Dan Goyder, Member, Competition Commission Appeal Tribunal; Former Deputy Chairman, UK Monopolies and Merger Commission, London.
Henry L. Huser, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Brussels.
Frédéric Jenny, Vice-Chairman of the Conseil de la concurrence, Paris;
Thomas E. Kauper, Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law, University of Michigan. Professor Kauper has twice served in ranking positions with the United States Department of Justice, as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel and then as assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division, the chief enforcement officer in that field.
John Temple Lang, Counsel with Cleary Gottlieb, Brussels. From 1995-2000, he was Director responsible for telecommunications and media in the Competition Directorate General of the European Commission.
Robert Pitofsky, Charmin, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC.
Michael Reynolds, Partner and Head of EU and Competition Practice Group, Allen & Overy, Brussels.
Neal Stoll, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, New York.
Joseph Winterscheid, Partner, McDermott Will and Emery, Washington DC; Former Chair of the International Antitrust Committee, Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.
H. Colin Overbury, Director of Merger Task Force, Directorate General for Competition, EC Commission
James F. Rill, Co-Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group of Howery Simon Arnold & White in Washington DC.
Mario Siragusa, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb, Rome and Brussels.
James Venit, Partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Brussels.
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