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The Political Economy Of Competition Law In Asia

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The Political Economy Of Competition Law In Asia

Mark Williams

Edited by Mark Williams, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2013 448 pp Hardback 978 1 78100 167 7
ebook isbn 978 1 78100 168 4

Hardback £109.00 on-line price £98.10


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‘New competition laws have been adopted throughout Asia in recent years, and some of the older laws have been significantly strengthened. This makes Asia a fascinating region in which to look at the political and economic circumstances of the countries in which such laws are to be found, and to consider the very different conditions that exist within them. This book will be an invaluable guide to anyone with an interest in the developing competition law regimes of this immensely important part of the world.’
– Richard Whish, King’s College London, UK

Contributors: M.F. Cheong, A. Fels, D. Fruitman, D. Healey, R.A.S. Jalit, J. Lee, Y.H. Lee, R.I. McEwin, P.S. Mehta, N.N. Sirait, T. Takigawa, S. Thanitcul, M. Williams

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This detailed book describes and analyses the essential political economy features that provide the backdrop to the competition policies and competition law regimes of several of the most important Asian economies.

The book also discusses the impact of these political economy influences in determining whether the adopted competition policy is effective. Each of the authors – experts in their respective countries – offer specific insights into the nature and structure of their competition regimes and discuss to what extent the varied political economy factors unique to that country help to determine whether and to what extent the established system promotes or hinders economic competition in that jurisdiction.

Comprising wide coverage of Asian jurisdictions, including Australia, this book will strongly appeal to students and academics of law, politics, economics and economic development, policy makers in national governments, international agencies and competition authorities, as well as practicing competition lawyers and in-house counsel.

Full table of contents


1. Introduction
Mark Williams

2. Japan
Toshiaki Takigawa

3. Korea
Jaemin Lee

4. China
Mark Williams

5. Vietnam
David Fruitman

6. The Philippines
Mark Williams and Ruby Ann S. Jalit

7. Malaysia and Singapore
May Fong Cheong and Yin Harn Lee

8. Thailand
R. Ian McEwin and Sakda Thanitcul

9. Indonesia
Ningrum Natasya Sirait

10. India
Pradeep S. Mehta

11. Australia
Deborah Healey

12. Australia – A Regulator’s Perspective
Allan Fels

13. Conclusion
Mark Williams


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