BakerHostetler Lawyers Publish Chapter on Antitrust Trends in U.S. Agribusiness

The 2014 Antitrust Review of the Americas features a chapter, “‘United States: Private Antitrust Litigation,” authored by BakerHostetler Antitrust Chair Robert G. Abrams, Partner Gregory J. Commins Jr., and Partner and Editor of Antitrust AdvocateDanyll W. Foix.

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.”

Read the full chapter, “United States: Private Antitrust Litigation,” an extract from The Antitrust Review of the Americas2014www.GlobalCompetitionReview.com.

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.