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QLLM462 Comparative Competition Law (Sem 2)

Module description

Competition law has witnessed an impressive increase in significance and geographical scope during the last two decades or so. From the situation which existed in the 1980s – when there were only a few systems of competition law in the world – we have moved to a new one where currently there are about 120 jurisdictions in which some form of competition law has been introduced and 30 others seeking to develop the process. It is anticipated that this remarkable geographical expansion of the law will increase in the future.

With this unprecedented increase in significance and remarkable geographical expansion of the law (as well as other significant developments such as the process of globalisation), it has become important to examine the role and place of competition law and policy in a globalised economy. The course will aim at such an examination.

The course is designed to include ‘comparative’ elements ('international elements will then be addressed in the International Competition Law course in semester 2), covering at, among other things, developed competition law systems (EU competition law and US antitrust law), BRICS, Japan and other developing jurisdictions.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination

Credits

22.5 credits

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