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Abrams, Commins, Foix: "United States Private Antitrust Litigation: Concentration in the U.S. Agriculture and Food Market," Global Competition Review's The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2014

Articles / January 15, 2014

Robert G. Abrams, Gregory J. Commins and Danyll W. Foix co-authored the chapter on “United States: Private Antitrust Litigation” in the 2014 edition of Global Competition Review’s The Antitrust Review of the Americas.

They write, “The US agriculture and food market has become increasingly concentrated in several sectors and across multiple levels. This market structure, along with the potential for decreased competition, has been an impetus for several recent private and government antitrust
actions. As is often the case, these types of antitrust actions are not only costly to defend but can also, if successful, lead to substantial damages or conduct restraints on the defending parties. Concentration and coordination is expected to continue to increase, leading to fewer independent entities as they are replaced by larger retailers, processors and producers. For those not prepared for an increasingly concentrated and coordinated agribusiness market, there will likely be more litigation and government enforcement risk, expense and exposure.”

The 16th annual edition of The Antitrust Review of the Americas includes articles by leading antitrust and competition lawyers, with an objective of delivering specialist intelligence and research to help navigate the America's increasingly complex competition laws, reviewing their application over the past year, and analyzing the economic theories which guide their interpretation.

Read the full chapter, “United States: Private Antitrust Litigation,” an extract from The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2014 - www.GlobalCompetitionReview.com.