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

 

Albania

Competition authority

externalCompetition Authority (English version)

 

Armenia

Competition authority

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

 

Australia

Competition authority

externalACCC

Other bodies

externalNational Competition Council
Research and advisory body; main function is to recommend on the regulation of third party access to services (see section 29B of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010)

Legislation

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Web Resources

externalAustralian Competition Law
Includes more detailed list of links

externalThe Cartel Project (University of Melbourne)

externalCentre for Competition and Consumer Policy (ANU, Australia)

 

Belgium

 

Brazil

 

Canada

 

China

 

Czech Republic

Competition authority

externalOffice for the Protection of Competition (English)

Merger Guidelines

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

 

Croatia

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

 

Denmark

Competition authority

externalDanish Competition and Consumer Authority (English)

Legislation

externalCompetition Act

 

Estonia

Competition agency

externalKonkurentsiamet
Estonian Competition Authority (available in English)

 

European Union

Competition agencies

externalDirectorate-General for Competition

externalEFTA 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

externalArticles 101-106 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Cases

externalCompetition Law Cases

 

Finland

 

France

Competition agencies

externalAutorite de la concurrence (Competition Authority) (limited English verion available)

externalGeneral 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

externalCompetition (Guernsey) Ordinance 2012, section 13(1)

Authority

externalCompetition 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]

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

externalSee 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

externalCompetition Authority

 

India

Competition Agencies

externalCompetition Commission

externalCompetition Appellate Tribunal

Law

externalCompetition Act 2002
Also available from CAT - see alternate source

externalSee also regulations

 

Ireland

Competition authority

externalCompetition 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

externalCompetition Act 2002

Cases and legislation

externalIrish Competition Authority Decisions (at BAILII)

 

Israel

 

Jamaica

Competition authority

externalJamaica Fair Trade Commission (English page)

Law

externalThe Fair Competition Act

 

Japan

 

Jersey

Authority

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

Law

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

 

Korea

 

Malaysia

Competition authority

externalMalaysia Competition Commission (MyCC)

Law

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

externalSee also Handbook on Competition Act 2010 (July 2012)

 

Mexico

Competition authority

externalFederal Competition Commission

Law

externalFederal Law on Economic Competition

 

Netherlands

Competition authority

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

Law

externalDutch Competition Act
See also NMa summary of sections of the Act

 

New Zealand

 

Poland

 

Singapore

 

South Africa

 

Switzerland

 

Taiwan

Competition agencies

externalFair Trade Commission (English site)

Law

externalFair Trade Act

 

Turkey

Competition agency

externalTurkish Competition Authority (English site)

Law

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

Resources

externalTurkish Competition Bulletin
News and Resources (including legislation) in English

 

United Kingdom

 

United States

Competition agencies

externalDepartment of Justice - Antitrust Division

externalFederal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition

Law

externalUS 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