Competition Law Enforcement and Compliance Across the World - A Comparative View

Horacio Vedia Jerez

Competition Law Enforcement and Compliance across the World. A Comparative Review is a complete and all-encompassing investigation into all areas of competition law enforcement and compliance, covering more than ninety jurisdictions.

Horacio Vedia Jerez presents a detailed comparative study of competition law enforcement and compliance across the international network of competition laws. Delivering more than a guide to legislation, you’ll discover how competition law provisions are supposed to be enforced, gain valuable knowledge about both the obstacles that competition authorities’ face and the characteristics required for success in certain competition law systems which will enable you to practice in your chosen area with confidence.

An invaluable feature is the best-practice guidance on the experience of countries that have succeeded in building effective competition law regimes. Learn about the potential obstacles of implementing new competition regulations with the identification of factors affecting the validity of competition regulations, including political interference and availability of resources.

The balance between a theoretical perspective and the practical realization make this an important guide for all those involved in competition law, from policy makers, officials, lawyers and academics.

How will this help you?

Fulfill all your research needs with the unique breadth of coverage – in addition to legislation and case law at all levels; websites of competition authorities and extensive legal literature are referenced, saving you valuable research time. Practical guidance – contains details of the institutional frameworks and laws of each country, and focuses on how these laws are implemented and enforced allowing you to gain a true insight to guide your work. Stay up to date with the latest developments and discussions – the in-depth coverage will ensure you are able to answer any questions with confidence. Find coverage of the most important issues:

  1. origins and proliferation of competition law;
  2. economic approach to competition law enforcement;
  3. optimal enforcement of competition law;
  4. public competition law enforcement;
  5. private competition law enforcement;
  6. international enforcement of competition law;
  7. self-enforcement and antitrust compliance;
  8. objectives of competition law enforcement;
  9. multilateral anti-competitive agreements;
  10. hard-core cartels;
  11. unilateral anti-competitive conduct;
  12. merger control;
  13. institutional design of competition law;
  14. powers of investigation of competition authorities;
  15. leniency programs;
  16. settlements;
  17. sanctioning systems;
  18. review and appeals;
  19. private antitrust litigation;
  20. legal forum for private antitrust claims;
  21. standing to bring a private action for breach of competition law;
  22. rules of evidence;
  23. remedies for private antitrust litigation;
  24. nullity;
  25. injunctive relief;
  26. declaratory relief;
  27. damages;
  28. economic models for calculation of damages;
  29. litigation expenses;
  30. interaction between public and private enforcement and concurrent proceedings;
  31. arbitration of competition law disputes

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David Leys, Competition Law Enforcement and Compliance Across the World - A Comparative View, January 2015, Concurrences N° 1-2015, Art. N° 70689, pp. 259-260

Publisher Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Date 1 November 2014

Number of pages 496

ISBN 9789041158154

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