Competition law has changed substantially since 1990. The worldwide tendency toward market-based economic systems has induced many countries to adopt competition rules.
This innovative book discusses the global character of competition law focusing on three interrelated perspectives; firstly, the impact of economics on competition policy; secondly, the competition law experience in selected countries (USA, EU, Japan, India, China, Brazil, transition countries) and how the law has adapted to the political, economic, geographic and cultural environment; and thirdly, the process of internationalisation and convergence of competition law.
This book will be an invaluable read for academics and postgraduate students in competition policy, economics of law and international business law, as well as for competition law practitioners in international firms.
Edited by Roger Zach, Andreas Heinemann, Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, University of Zurich and Andreas Kellerhals, Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, University of Zurich, Switzerland and Member, Swiss Competition Commission
Contents: Preface Roger Zach, Andreas Heinemann and Andreas Kellerhals PART I: THE METHODOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPETITION LAW 1. EC Competition Law: The Dominance of Economic Analysis? Giorgio Monti 2. Fifteen Years of Supreme Court Antitrust Jurisprudence: The Defendant Always Wins Warren S. Grimes 3. Freedom to Compete or Consumer Welfare: The Goal of Competition Law According to Constitutional Law Roger Zach and Adrian Kunzler PART II: THE DIVERSITY OF COMPETITION LAW REGIMES 4. The Development of Competition Law for the Last 15 Years in Japan: Progress or Setback? Iwakazu Takahashi 5. Metamorphosis of Indian Competition Law Srinivasan Chakravarthy 6. Thirty Years of PRC Anti-monopoly Law under `State-Market' Yardstick: From Retrospective and Prospective Viewpoints Yong Huang and Shan Jiang 7. Transition Countries Facing Transitory Competition Rules: `Moving Shooter' Taking Aim at a `Moving Target' Josef Bejcek 8. Cartel Deterrence and Settlements: The Brazilian Experience Paulo Furquim de Azevedo and Alexandre Lauri Henriksen PART III: PERSPECTIVES 9. The Development of the World Economy and Competition Law Rainer Geiger 10. Is Criminalisation of EU Competition Law the Answer? Wouter P.J. Wils 11. Private Enforcement in Europe Andreas Heinemann 12. Competition Law de Lege Ferenda Daniel Zimmer Index