A Concise History of Corporate Mergers and the Antitrust Laws in the United States

National Law School of India Review, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2013)

SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 190

22 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2015 Last revised: 29 Mar 2016

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C. Paul Rogers

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

American merger control law today is governed primarily by regulators and not courts, focusing on consumer welfare and efficiency. This was not always the case though, and the author traces the development of this area of law from its nascent beginnings with the Sherman Act to the era of private enforcement witnessed today. As the Indian economy continues to expand,mergers and acquisitions have become frequent bringing with them difficult questions of anti-competitive behaviour. A study of the American experience, it is argued, would provide valuable insight in enforcing the rather untested anti-merger provisions in the Competition Act of India.

Suggested Citation

Rogers, C. Paul, A Concise History of Corporate Mergers and the Antitrust Laws in the United States (2013). National Law School of India Review, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2013); SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 190. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2705174

C. Paul Rogers (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275
United States

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