Global Competition Law Research Paper

Global Competition Law
An an in-depth analysis of global competition law and the impact of regulatory bodies on this area of law.
# 153682 | 3,364 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2013 | PK
Published on Oct 03, 2013 in Law (Business) , Law (International)

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The paper explains that competition law is generally seen as the law that advances or sustains competition in the market by promoting and regulating anti-competitive behaviors through the help of governments and international trade regulatory authorities organizations. This report critically analyzes the core competences of global competition law and specifically evaluates the role and activities of different institutions like the OECD, ICN, WTO, UNCTAD and the World Bank in formulating and implementing international competition law.

Ancient and Modern History
The Role of Competition Policy
WTO and Competition Law
International Competition Network
EU Competition Law and Barriers
EC Competition Law: State and Problems

From the Paper:

"The Competition law's history reaches back to Roman law. In 50 BC, the Roman Republic Lex Julia de Annona was endorsed in order to guard buying and selling of grain. Heavy charges were enforced on those who deliberately, insidiously and openly stopped supply ships. Further, an announcement was made in 301 AD under Diocletian. According to it, anyone found guilty in violating the tariff would face death penalty. In 483 AD, under the constitution of Zeno, more laws were put into force to administer fair trading practice. Further development in competition law took place with the introduction of Municipal Laws of Florentine in 1322 and 1325.
"Competition law's development was delayed in 19th century in Europe. But in 1889 Canada enacted the first competition statute of modern history. This act does not announce new principles of law but applies well recognized and old principles of common law. In 111 countries competition laws have been enacted. 72% of these countries have adopted their competition laws. It signals the expansion of European Union."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Andean Community Commission Decision 608 on ''Rules for the Protection and Promotion of Competition in the Andean Community'', 29 March 2005, online: Andean Community General Secretariat /
  • Beckett, Nick. "IP and Competition Law Clashing Tectonic Plates." Pharma 5, no. 1 (2009): 5-5, (accessed April 25, 2013).
  • Elliott R. & Bonin, M. "Patents, International Trade Law and Access to Essential Medicines" 2002. European Trade Polices, Retrieved from
  • Ken HEYER, ''A World of Uncertainty: Economics and the Globalization of Antitrust'' (2005) 72 Antitrust Law Journal 375 at 379.
  • Lindroos, & Mehling M., 'From Autonomy to Integration? International Law, Free Trade and the Environment' Nordic Journal Of International Law, 2008.

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