AAI International Antitrust Roundtable: Critical Issues in Global Antitrust - Comity, Intellectual Property, and Due Process

Feb 08

AAI International Antitrust Roundtable: Critical Issues in Global Antitrust - Comity, Intellectual Property, and Due Process

Date: February 08, 2017
Location: National Press Club, Washington DC

On February 8, 2017, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) hosted an International Antitrust Roundtable where experts from business, academia, law, and government in the U.S. and abroad gathered to discuss major competition enforcement and policy issues on the global antitrust agenda.

As competition enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad revise their international and/or intellectual property (IP) guidelines, and a new administration takes over in Washington, it is an opportune time to survey a number of issues and controversies. These include the extraterritorial and overlapping application of U.S. and foreign competition law, as well as some of the critical IP/competition issues facing antitrust authorities around the globe. In the process, the Roundtable took stock of growing concerns over foreign jurisdictions’ due process standards (or lack thereof). These not only raise independent “good governance” issues but also may influence the debate over comity and substantive international antitrust and IP standards. 

The Report Summarizing Highlights from the International Antitrust Roundtable is available here.