Comments on Warren S. Grimes: Microsoft: Federalism and Internationalism in Antitrust

MUNICH SERIES ON EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL ANTITRUST LAW, NO. 1, THE FUTURE OF TRANSNATIONAL ANTITRUST, J. Drexl, ed., Berne: Staempfli Publishers Ltd., 2003

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Clifford Alan Jones

Frederic G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida

Mark A Jamison

University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Administration, Public Utility Research Center

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Date Written: 2003

Abstract

The various antitrust proceedings against Microsoft Corporation in the U.S.A so usefully summarized by Warren Grimes in this volume 1 reflect the plurality and rich diversity of the ‘litigation model’ of antitrust enforcement as practiced in the United States distinct from the administrative model heretofore found in the European Communities. Although the EU is poised to adopt a successor to the venerable Regulation 17 of 1962 which would substantially revise the limits on Member State competition law enforcement compared to the Commission-centred system of the last forty years, it is still helpful to consider the present scheme as a basis for comparison, taking account of relevant proposed amendments. Moreover, antitrust laws now exist in eighty to ninety countries and the Doha (‘Millennium’) Round of World Trade Organisation negotiations is expected to take up some form of international antitrust rules in 2003.5 The U.S.A., the EU, and twelve other countries launched the ‘International Competition Network’ in October, 2001, and the OECD launched the Global Competition Forum in the same year. Both groups seek to promote cooperation and convergence in international antitrust enforcement among national and regional (e.g., EU) competition authorities. All of these developments make consideration of the value of the ‘federalism in antitrust’ experience of the U.S.A. and others extremely timely and important.

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Jones, Clifford Alan and Jamison, Mark A., Comments on Warren S. Grimes: Microsoft: Federalism and Internationalism in Antitrust (2003). MUNICH SERIES ON EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL ANTITRUST LAW, NO. 1, THE FUTURE OF TRANSNATIONAL ANTITRUST, J. Drexl, ed., Berne: Staempfli Publishers Ltd., 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1549560

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