The Jurisdiction Of The Sherman Act Covers Criminal Cases That Occur Outside Of The United States

The Sherman Antitrust Act prevents two different activities. The Sherman Act prevents the use of agreements that unreasonably restrain trade as well as preventing the monopolization of the market by few competitors. The purpose of the Sherman Act prevents monopolization and unfair restraints of trade in an effort to preserve business practices. This statute has now become applicable to cover criminal cases that have occurred outside of the United States if these extraterroritorial activities had an intent to affect commerce in the United and where the conduct did have effects in the United States.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What if the defendant’s actions were required by foreign law?
What has the precedence with international conflicts with United States antitrust laws?

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