Buxbaum and Michaels on International Antitrust Law


Hannah Buxbaum (Indiana) and Ralf Michaels (Duke) have posted Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in International Antitrust Law – A U.S. Perspective on SSRN.

This essay was written for a forthcoming book on international antitrust litigation in Europe. It provides a comparative perspective on the U.S. approach to the jurisdictional and choice-of-law issues raised in international antitrust litigation. The chapter examines personal jurisdiction over foreign defendants involved in anticompetitive conduct, as well as the question of applicable law in cross-border antitrust litigation — including the possibility of applying foreign antitrust law. It also focuses on the intersection between antitrust claims and contract claims, and on the special conflict-of-laws issues that arise in the context of class actions.