Many managers outside the United States of America are unaware of the rather long arm of U.S. antitrust policy. Yet, certain forms of cooperation among fi rms are considered to be a criminal act by the U.S. authorities and can lead to imprisonment. These laws also apply to foreign fi rms and managers even though they may neither work nor do any direct business in the United States. It is therefore of utmost importance to shed some light on this issue. Students and managers particularly in a small open economy like Switzerland should know the implications of U.S. policy.
This public event combines “Law”, “Business” and “Economic Policy” which is at the core of the Summer School in Law, Business & Economic Policy at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel. The event discusses the implications of U.S. antitrust policy for (foreign) business, shows that they are “real” and assesses U.S. policies, in general, from an international perspective.