At 11:37 PM 6/10/98 -0400, you wrote:
>really misses on this point is the fact that with controlling interest, the
>firm can be moved (in name) to an offshore location without giving up it's
>U.S. facilities (since they would then be own by a foriegn firm). This would
>cause an end-run directly around the DOJ, as MicroSoft would then no
>reachable by the anti-trust laws
Actually, some of the more powerfully extra-territorial of U.S. laws are
the antitrust laws. Although Europe opposed such an interpretation of the
Sherman Act in the past, the EU now also seems to claim extraterritorial
effect for its antitrust (competition) law.
Examine the U.S. v. ICI & DuPont cases from the 1950s. You should be able
to find them via Cornell's LII or Hermes.