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Antitrust Chronicle® – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do?

BY | October 25, 2021

Dear Readers, Can you unscramble an egg? This is the analogy that many commentators apply to the question of breaking up a company with market power. The question of whether…

Dear Readers,

Can you unscramble an egg? This is the analogy that many commentators apply to the question of breaking up a company with market power. The question of whether antitrust regulators should enforce a remedy amounting to the breakup of a company raises multifaceted issues.

Calls for breaking up monopolies largely focus on proving that past acquisitions are anticompetitive. Another major concern relates to the occasional request to break up a single large company. After establishing th

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