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Competition Agencies and Int Organisations

Links to agencies and other significant national resources

 

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Supra-national

European Union

Competition agencies

External LinkDirectorate-General for Competition

External LinkEFTA Surveillance Authority - Competition
"The EFTA Surveillance Authority monitors compliance with European Economic Area rules in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, enabling them to participate in the European internal market"

Law

External LinkArticles 101-106 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Cases

External LinkCompetition Law Cases

 

International Organisations

International Competition Network
Network of Competition Law Authorities established in 2001

Global Competition Forum
Web site developed by International Bar Association. Includes speeches, reports, discussion papers and regional specific information.

APEC Competition Policy and Law Database

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Competition Law and Policy Section

EFTA Surveillance Authority - Competition

European Competition Network

 

National

A comprehensive list of competition authorities can be found on the International Competition Network's website.

Albania

Competition authority

External LinkCompetition Authority (English version)

Armenia

Competition authority

External LinkThe State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition (English version)

Australia

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

China

Czech Republic

Competition authority

External LinkOffice for the Protection of Competition (English)

Merger Guidelines

External LinkGuidelines and documents (at the OPC) (English)
This page includes merger guidelines

Croatia

External LinkCroation Competition Authority (English)
Note, new Competition Act entered into force on 1 October 2010

Denmark

Competition authority

External LinkDanish Competition and Consumer Authority (English)

Legislation

External LinkCompetition Act

Estonia

Competition agency

External LinkKonkurentsiamet
Estonian Competition Authority (available in English)

Finland

France

Competition agencies

External LinkAutorite de la concurrence (Competition Authority) (limited English verion available)

External LinkGeneral Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (in French limited English translations)

Law

French Code of commercial law (Code de commerce)

Germany

Guernsey

Law

External LinkCompetition (Guernsey) Ordinance 2012, section 13(1)

Authority

External LinkCompetition Regulatory Authority (collectively (with the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority) the 'Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities')

Hong Kong

Competition agencies

Competition Commission

Competition Tribunal

Law

Competition Ordinance (enacted 14 June 2012)
[No general merger regime; sector specific merger regime - telecommunications]

External LinkSee Norton Rose Briefing, 'The Hong Kong Competition Ordinance' (June 2012)

External LinkSee Oliver Bretz, Thomas Vinje, 'Hong Kong enacts competition law' (Clifford Chance Client Briefing, 15 June 2012)

Ching-yi Fung, 'Hong Kong Competition Bill: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back', (2012) 35(1) World Competition 165-190

Hungary

Competition agencies

External LinkCompetition Authority

India

Competition Agencies

External LinkCompetition Commission

External LinkCompetition Appellate Tribunal

Law

External LinkCompetition Act 2002
Also available from CAT - see alternate source

External LinkSee also regulations

Ireland

Competition authority

External LinkCompetition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)
The Competition Authority and the National Consumer Agency amalgamated to form the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) on the 31 October 2014

Legislation

External LinkCompetition Act 2002

Cases and legislation

External LinkIrish Competition Authority Decisions (at BAILII)

Israel

Jamaica

Competition authority

External LinkJamaica Fair Trade Commission (English page)

Law

External LinkThe Fair Competition Act

Japan

Jersey

Authority

External LinkCompetition Regulatory Authority (collectively (with the Gurensey Competition and Regulatory Authority) the 'Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities')

Law

External LinkThe Competition (Jersey) Law 2005 (Part 4: Mergers and Acquisitions)

Korea

Malaysia

Competition authority

External LinkMalaysia Competition Commission (MyCC)

Law

External LinkCompetition Act 2010 (in force 1 January 2012)
Deals with anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance

External LinkSee also Handbook on Competition Act 2010 (July 2012)

Mexico

Competition authority

External LinkFederal Competition Commission

Law

External LinkFederal Law on Economic Competition

Netherlands

Competition authority

External LinkAuthority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) (replaced the NMA in 2013)

Law

External LinkDutch Competition Act
See also NMa summary of sections of the Act

New Zealand

Poland

Singapore

South Africa

Switzerland

Taiwan

Competition agencies

External LinkFair Trade Commission (English site)

Law

External LinkFair Trade Act

Turkey

Competition agency

External LinkTurkish Competition Authority (English site)

Law

External LinkThe Act on the Protection of Competition (No 4054, 7 December 1994)

Resources

External LinkTurkish Competition Bulletin
News and Resources (including legislation) in English

United Kingdom

United States

Competition agencies

External LinkDepartment of Justice - Antitrust Division

External LinkFederal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition

Law

External LinkUS Code – Title 15 (Commerce and Trade) - Chapter 1 (Monopolies and Combinations in Restraint of Trade

Reports

External linkInternational Competition Policy Advisory Committee (ICPAC), Final Report to the Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust (2000)
See, in particular, chapters 2-3 relating to merger control.

History/background

The Antitrust magazine has run a series of articles on 'trustbusters', which provides some interesting background into early US competition law development.

William Kolasky, 'Thurman Arnold: An American Original' (2013) 27(3) Antitrust 89

William Kolasky, 'The Election of 1912: A Pivotal Moment in Antitrust History' (2011) 25(3) Antitrust 82

William Kolasky, 'Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft: Marching Toward Armageddon' (2011) 25(2) Antitrust 97

Robert T Joseph, 'John Lord O'Brian, Hoover's Antitrust Chief, Gives the FTC an Antitrust Lesson' (2010) 25(1) Antitrust 88

William Kolasky, 'Chief Justice Edward Douglass White and the Birth of the Rule of Reason' (2010) 24(3) Antitrust 77