In his updated two-part series, James Calder, co-head of Katten Muchin Rosenman's Antitrust and Competition practice, presents on antitrust treatment of joint ventures.
Part II addresses the practical issues that antitrust counsel will encounter when structuring and managing the joint venture. Mr. Calder emphasizes the unique role of the attorney in this process, namely that it differs from traditional transactions where counsel advises on paper about the transaction. In this case, the creation of an on-going operational relationship among competitors requires antitrust supervision from the beginning of the process through the life of the venture itself.
James J. Calder devotes his practice to antitrust and competition law. He is co-chair of Katten’s Antitrust and Competition Practice.
His practice includes the full range of antitrust and competition matters – litigation, investigations, M&A, premerger notification, joint ventures and counseling. His work involves both civil and criminal antitrust issues. Approximately one third of his work is international or cross-border.
James has helped design and structure dozens of joint ventures involving competitors. Some are purely domestic, others are international and need to comply with the competition law requirements of multiple jurisdictions.
He has handled antitrust matters for clients in more than 50 different industries including apparel, aviation, food and beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, health care, consumer and military electronics, motion pictures, recorded music, financial services and information technology
Good summary and sufficiently alarming
This was both useful and entertaining. Thank you.
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