The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit potentially expands the extraterritorial reach of the US antitrust laws (Minn-Chem / Agrium)

This article has been nominated for the 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards.

Introduction The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the “Court”) recently potentially expanded the extraterritorial reach of the U.S. antitrust laws. Its unanimous en banc decision in Minn-Chem, Inc. v. Agrium Inc. (7th Cir. 2012) may make it easier for the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and private litigants to challenge the conduct of foreign parties in foreign markets under the U.S. antitrust laws. The decision also creates and entrenches several circuit splits regarding the proper interpretation of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act of 1982 (“FTAIA”), and thereby increases the likelihood that the Supreme Court will elect to weigh in on these questions. The Case The decision reviewed the dismissal of a putative class action

L'accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés

Déjà abonné ? Identifiez-vous

L’accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés.

Lire gratuitement un article

Vous pouvez lire cet article gratuitement en vous inscrivant.

 

Version PDF

Auteurs

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York)
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York)
  • Gibson Dunn (New York)
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell (Menlo Park)
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell (Beijing)
  • Greenberg Traurig (New York)
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell (Hong Kong)

Citation

Ronan P. Harty, Arthur J. Burke, Joel M. Cohen, Christopher B. Hockett, Michael N. Sohn, Howard Zhang, Stephen M. Pepper, Miranda So, The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit potentially expands the extraterritorial reach of the US antitrust laws (Minn-Chem / Agrium), 27 juin 2012, e-Competitions June 2012, Art. N° 53525

Visites 224

Tous les numéros

  • Latest News issue 
  • Tous les News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • Tous les Special issues