James R. Atwood


This paper deals with only a limited class of international joint ventures and with only one body of law. It is therefore incomplete but more manageable in scope. I address only questions under United States antitrust laws, excluding those raised by foreign or international antitrust. Also, consistent with the Symposium's topic I limit myself to joint ventures involving foreign business activities by U.S. companies. This excludes joint ventures between solely foreign firms, and those between U.S. companies and foreign entities where the locus of the venture is to be the United States. These other forms of joint ventures present competitive issues that are somewhat distinct from those reviewed here.