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Comparative Competition Law

Research Handbooks in Comparative Law series

John Duns, Arlen Duke and Brendan Sweeney (eds)
Edward Elgar, November 2015


Publisher's description

Comparative Competition Law examines the key global issues facing competition law and policy. Taken together, the specially commissioned, original chapters by leading writers from the United States, Europe, Japan, India, China, South America, and Australia provide a synthesis of how these current issues are dealt with by drawing on approaches taken in different jurisdictions.


Table of contents

Part I: Introduction and Overview

1. Themes (John Duns, Arlen Duke and Brendan Sweeney)
2. The globalization of competition law: Yes or no? (Leela Cejnar and Rachel Burgess)

Part II: The Substantive Law

3. Defining and proving markets and market power (Rhonda L. Smith)
4. Anti-competitive agreements: The meaning of ‘agreement’ (George A. Hay)
5. Anti-competitive agreements: The range of conduct caught (John Duns)
6. Understanding market power (Alexandra Merrett)
7. Antitrust treatment of intellectual property rights (Michael A Carrier)
8. Current issues in merger law (Julie Clarke)
9. Vertical conduct: Non-price restraints (John Duns)
10. Vertical conduct: Resale price maintenance (Eugène Buttigieg)

Part III: Enforcement and Sanctions

11. Public enforcement (Arlen Duke)
12. Criminalizing cartels: A global trend? (Gregory C Shaffer, Nathaniel H Nesbitt and Spencer Weber Waller)
13. International governance of competition and the problem of extraterritorial jurisdiction (Brendan Sweeney)
14. Private antitrust enforcement: Comparative and policy considerations (Daniel A Crance, Keith Klovers and Adam Speegle)

Part IV: Competition Law in Selected Jurisdictions

15. Competition law in Japan (Simon Vande Walle and Tadashi Shiraishi)
16. Competition law in China (Wentong Zheng)
17. Latin American antitrust law and policy: An overview of three jurisdictions – Brazil, Chile and Colombia(Javier Tapia and Alexandre Ditzel Faraco)