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Research Handbook on International Competition Law

Edited by Ariel Ezrachi, Director, University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy, UK
This comprehensive Handbook explores the dynamics of international cooperation and national enforcement. It identifies initiatives that led to the current state of collaboration and also highlights current and future challenges. The Handbook features 22 contributions on topical subjects including: competition in developed and developing economies, enforcement trends, advocacy and regional and multinational cooperation. In addition, selected areas of law are explored from a comparative perspective. These include intellectual property and competition law, the pharmaceutical industry, merger control worldwide and the application of competition law to agreements and dominant market position.
Extent: 616 pp
Hardback Price: £170.00 Online: £153.00
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 479 6
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  • Law - Academic
  • Competition and Antitrust Law
  • Public International Law
The Research Handbook on International Competition Law brings together leading academics, practitioners and competition officials to discuss the most recent developments in international competition law and policy.

This comprehensive Handbook explores the dynamics of international cooperation and national enforcement. It identifies initiatives that led to the current state of collaboration and also highlights current and future challenges. The Handbook features 22 contributions on topical subjects including: competition in developed and developing economies, enforcement trends, advocacy and regional and multinational cooperation. In addition, selected areas of law are explored from a comparative perspective. These include intellectual property and competition law, the pharmaceutical industry, merger control worldwide and the application of competition law to agreements and dominant market position.

Presenting an overview of the current state of cooperation and convergence as well as a comparative analysis of substance and procedure, this authoritative Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for competition officials, practitioners and academics with an interest in competition law.
‘. . . within this collection of essays there are some real gems. . . the volume provides a wide-ranging assessment of many issues raised by the movement towards such a globalised approach.’
– Niamh Dunne, Cambridge Law Review

‘Some 30 leading scholars, academics and practitioners have contributed 22 formidably thoughtful and readable articles to this scholarly and topical book on competition law. . . this book should be of abiding interest to competition lawyers everywhere as well as scholars, academics and competition officials and policymakers in trading nations. The subject matter is international and so is the book’s utility and appeal.’
– Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine
Contributors: A.F. Abbott, S. Anderman, D.I. Baker, C. Beaton-Wells, U. Bernitz, W. Blumenthal, M.A. Carrier, T.K. Cheng, C. Dube, P. Evans, A. Ezrachi, A. Fels, H.M. Hollman, A. Jones, D. Kallay, W.E. Kovacic, I. Maher, P. Marsden, K. McMahon, P.S. Mehta, U.S. Mehta, G. Monti, W. Ng, M. O’Kane, A. Papadopoulos, A.S. Robertson, H. Schmidt, D.D. Sokol, M.E. Stucke, F. Wagner-von Papp
Contents:

Preface

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Setting the Scene: The Scope and Limits of ‘International Competition Law’
Ariel Ezrachi

PART II: FROM UNILATERAL ENFORCEMENT TO COOPERATION NETWORKS
2. Competition Law and Extraterritoriality
Florian Wagner-von Papp

3. Competition Agency Networks Around the World
Imelda Maher and Anestis Papadopoulos

4. Building Global Antitrust Standards: The ICN’s Practicable Approach
Hugh M. Hollman, William E. Kovacic and Andrew S. Robertson

5. ‘Jaw-jaw’ not ‘Law-law’ – from Treaties to Meetings: The Increasing Informality and Effectiveness of International Cooperation
Philip Marsden

6. The Role of NGOs in Competition Law Enforcement
Pradeep S. Mehta, Udai S. Mehta and Cornelius Dube

7. Greater International Convergence and the Behavioural Antitrust Gambit
Maurice E. Stucke

PART III: ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGES WORLDWIDE
8. Paths to Competition Advocacy
Allan Fels and Wendy Ng

9. Competition Law and Developing Economies: Between ‘Informed Divergence’ and International Convergence
Kathryn McMahon

10. Private and Public Enforcement: Complements, Substitutes and Conflicts – A Global Perspective
Donald I. Baker

11. Criminal Sanctions for Cartels – the Jury is Still Out
Caron Beaton-Wells

12. Cartels, Extradition and Concurrent Criminal Prosecution
Michael O’Kane

PART IV: COMPARATIVE REVIEW OF LAWS AND PROCEDURES
13. Merger Control: Key International Norms and Differences
D. Daniel Sokol and William Blumenthal

14. Unilateral Conduct: The Search for Global Standards
Giorgio Monti

15. Market Power – the Root of All Evil? A Comparative Analysis of the Concepts of Market Power, Dominance and Monopolisation
Hedvig Schmidt

16. Drawing the Boundary between Joint and Unilateral Conduct: Parent–Subsidiary Relationships and Joint Ventures
Alison Jones

17. Resale Price Maintenance in Comparative Perspective
Ulf Bernitz

18. Innovation, IPRs and EU Competition Law: Cross Currents in the EU/US Debate
Steven Anderman

19. Recent US FTC Antitrust–IP Interface Developments
Alden F. Abbott and Dina Kallay

20. The Patent–Competition Interface in Asia: A Regional Approach?
Thomas K. Cheng

21. Competition Law and Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Michael A. Carrier

22. The Consumer and Competition Policy: Welfare, Interest and Engagement
Phil Evans

Index