In this issue:

Our first October issue, sponsored by Danny Sokol, has two symposia. First, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the U.S./EU Cooperation Agreement by bringing together some of the players that were at the birth of the agreement with those that have worked to push forward the collaborative transatlantic spirit it created. Of course, we also have comments on where this collaboration needs to go. And, second, we present two articles that continue to explore the tools used to discourage cartels: 1) a defense of fines as an effective tool against recidivism and 2) an interesting legal question—on what basis can the United States ban foreign executives?

20th Anniversary of the U.S./EU Antitrust Memorandum of Understanding

Rachel Brandenburger, Oct 14, 2011

Twenty Years of Transatlantic Antitrust Cooperation: The Past and the Future

The four new guiding principles in our lexicon of international cooperation are particularly important: mindfulness, respect, trust, and dialogue. Rachel Brandenburger (DOJ)

William Kovacic, Oct 19, 2011

Nine Next Steps for Transatlantic Antitrust Policy Cooperation

The best practice in competition policy is the relentless pursuit of better practices. William E. Kovacic (George Washington Law School)

Holger Dieckmann, Miek van der Wee, Oct 19, 2011

EU/U.S. Cooperation in the Area of Competition Policy

Greater cooperation may lead to greater predictability of decision-making and avoidance of conflict of


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