Antitrust and the Rule of Law: A Roundtable Discussion

131 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2009 Last revised: 29 Nov 2009

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Philip Marsden

College of Europe

Spencer Weber Waller

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Date Written: November 9, 2009


On Friday, April 17, 2009, antitrust scholars from Europe and North America met at the British Consulate in Cambridge, Massachusetts to discuss Antitrust and the Rule of Law. This meeting, co-sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies and the Competition Law Forum (CLF) of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, was the third in the series of Antitrust Marathons. The roundtable discussion was convened to address a series of issue papers related to Antitrust and the Rule of Law from a comparative perspective. The discussion was based on a series of short issue papers about different aspects of the rule of law in both American antitrust law and EU competition law. This special symposium issue of the Loyola Consumer Law Review contains the full issue papers and an edited transcript of the roundtable discussion.

Keywords: antitrust, competition law, European Union, Rule of Reason, Rule of Law, Due process, intellectual property, Antitrust Division, Federal Trade Commission, European Commission, DG-Comp

JEL Classification: K21, K23, K42, L40, L41, L42, L43, L44

Suggested Citation

Marsden, Philip and Waller, Spencer Weber, Antitrust and the Rule of Law: A Roundtable Discussion (November 9, 2009). Loyola Consumer Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 1-129, 2009. Available at SSRN:

Philip Marsden

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Loyola University Chicago School of Law ( email )

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