Foley Partner David Goroff will be speaking at the Strafford Publication's Telephone Seminar titled “Avoiding Antitrust Liability in Establishing Joint Ventures” on February 5, 2009.
As the economy continues its decline, competing businesses look to joint ventures as an alternative to mergers or acquisitions. Joint ventures offer companies the means for providing new products, entering new markets, or saving on research or production costs, among other advantages.
However, to take advantage of these benefits, competitors who collaborate must avoid clashing with antitrust laws and drawing Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission scrutiny.
Moreover, many anticipate that the DOJ and the FTC will more aggressively scrutinize joint ventures for potential antitrust conduct under the new administration. Businesses rely on legal counsel to evaluate potential deals and develop joint ventures that minimize antitrust exposure.
Listen as our authoritative panel of antitrust attorneys reviews the legal standards for developing joint ventures with competitors, examines the potential antitrust issues that arise in establishing domestic and foreign joint ventures, and offers best practices for negotiating and planning joint ventures with competitors.
Structuring the venture to mitigate antitrust risk
- Antitrust standards applicable for joint ventures
- Practical assessment of the antitrust risk
- HSR reportability
- Rule of reason analysis
- Domestic v. foreign joint ventures
- With whom should you partner?
- Governance, management and control
- Operational terms
- Negotiation over antitrust issues
For more information, please visit the Strafford Web site.