INTERNATIONAL : FEDERAL AND STATE ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT - COOPERATION - MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ANTITRUST INVESTIGATIONS

Cooperation between federal and state antitrust enforcement: A comparative perspective

The article analyzes institutional and procedural aspects of the cooperation between federal and state antitrust enforcement in a comparative perspective. There are two goals: to offer a global overview of the topic in order to better navigate multi-jurisdictional antitrust investigations, and to propose improvements in the U.S. system by looking at ways in which other federal systems have dealt with the coordination of federal and state enforcement.

I. Introduction 1. The presence of multiple intra-government enforcers in federal jurisdictions is becoming an increasingly important aspect of the multi-jurisdictional antitrust practice. This article is aimed at analyzing the main issues that international antitrust practitioners should consider when dealing with this phenomenon. 2. There are two goals: to offer a global overview of the topic in order to better navigate multi-jurisdictional antitrust investigations, and to propose improvements in the US system by looking at ways in which other federal systems have dealt with the coordination of federal and state enforcements. At present, the US is the country where the concurrent antitrust review by one of the federal agencies and one or more state antitrust enforcers is most

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Washington)

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Valeria Losco, Cooperation between federal and state antitrust enforcement: A comparative perspective, May 2013, Concurrences Review N° 2-2013, Art. N° 52012, www.concurrences.com

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