Book Review: International Mergers: The Antitrust Process

Date01 December 1991
Published date01 December 1991
AuthorTerry Calvani
DOI10.1177/0003603X9103600408
Subject MatterBook Review
The Antitrust Bulletin/Winter 1991
International Mergers:
The Antitrust Process
J. William Rowley and Donald1. Baker
London: Sweet and Maxwell (1991), 950 pp., $90.
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Reviewed by Terry Calvani, Pillsbury, Madison &Sutro, Wash-
ington, DC; Adjunct Professor
of
Management, Owen Graduate
School
of
Management, Vanderbilt University.
Like many lawyers who do merger work, I have accumulated a
series
of
loose-leaf binders in my office that house the various
statutes
of
countries that have premerger notification programs,
together with copies of their forms, organizational charts, guide-
lines, and commentary. My secretary dislikes the space these vol-
umes occupy, and the books are the bane
of
existence for an
associate charged with keeping them current. The publication
of
this volume by J. William Rowley and Donald 1. Baker has ren-
dered the loose-leaf exercise unnecessary. With this volume in
hand, my office has additional unoccupied space, my secretary is
happier, and the associate dislikes working for me somewhat less.
International Mergers: The
Antitrust
Process is an extremely
important book, and one that ought be on the shelf
of
anyone who
does much in the way
of
mergers and acquisitions.
The author-editors cogently state the case for the volume as
follows:
[A]n increasing number of today's merger transactions touch, and
raise antitrust
concerns
in, more than one jurisdiction, and as enter-
prises and markets become more international,
it
will no longer be
possible to look
simply
at the law of a single country
when
determin-
ing how to shape a deal
which
will fly.
© 1992 by Federal Legal Publications. Inc.

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