A Consideration of Dagher and the Antitrust Standard for Joint Ventures


The term “joint venture” has no single definition under the antitrust laws, or in business. Regardless of form or label, the antitrust laws consider the substance of the activity to determine its competitive impact. This article reviews the basic antitrust standards applicable to joint ventures, considers the facts and ruling in Dagher, and concludes with some lessons that one may take from the case.

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