BIBLIOGRAPHY: GROSHINSKI Katrina and DAVIES Caitlin (dir.), Kluwer Law International, 2014, 840 p.

Competition Law in Asia-Pacific. A practical guid, Katrina GROSHINSKI and Caitlin DAVIES (dir.)

Katrina Groshinski, Caitlin Davies

This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of Concurrences. Publishers, authors and editors are welcome to send books to stephane.rodrigues-domingues@univ-paris1.fr for review in this section.

This book of 14 chapters offers a thorough comparative analysis of competition law and practice in 15 Asia Pacific countries (Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Japan). This contribution, edited by competition lawyers working at Minter Ellison in Sydney, constitutes the perfect guide for businesses and advisors operating in these countries. It illustrates the businesses’ approach to compliance and the regulators’ approach to enforcement in the major Asia Pacific countries.

Each chapter of the book is dedicated to a country and uses similar structure. First, the authors provide an overview of the competition legislation and regulatory authorities. Second, they examine fundamental competition concepts (e.g., market and contract). Third, they turn to the question of cartels by highlighting issues such as remedies and sanctions, leniency programs, key recent developments and proposals for reform. Fourth, the authors study the restraints in vertical agreements. Fifth, the authors look at other anti-competitive agreements. Sixth, the authors shed some light on abuse of dominance (e.g., elements of the prohibition, collective dominance, price discrimination, misuse of market power and access to natural monopoly infrastructure, misuse of market power and intellectual property rights). Seventh, the authors analyze other prohibitions on unilateral conduct. Eight, the authors look at mergers (e.g., filing requirements and thresholds, clearance/approval procedures, stages and timetables, remedies, appeals, enforcement action and procedures for assessing proposed mergers). Ninth, the authors explain the regulator’s enforcement powers and tools as well as the role played by relevant courts and tribunals in litigation.

It is interesting to note that not all Asia Pacific countries have reached the same stage of development in competition law. The more a country is developed, the more complex issues in competition law arise.

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David Leys, Competition Law in Asia-Pacific. A practical guid, Katrina GROSHINSKI and Caitlin DAVIES (dir.), January 2015, Concurrences Review N° 1-2015, Art. N° 70697, p. 261

Editor Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Date 1 December 2014

Number of pages 840

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