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Asian Competition Policy and Law (LAWS90067)

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Year of offerNot available in 2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeLAWS90067
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This subject will provide valuable in-depth insights into the political economy surrounding competition policy, law and enforcement in the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing on experience in key Asian jurisdictions such as China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea, students will learn about the major features of the law and institutions in this region, the extent to which the regimes in the region conform to prevailing global competition norms, and the challenges facing practitioners and enforcement agencies in the Asia-Pacific.

Highlights of the subject include:

  • Critical examination of the approaches taken to the design and application of competition laws in the Asia-Pacific region, and comparative analysis of approaches taken in western jurisdictions such as the United States and European Union;
  • Exploration of the political economy of competition law, using experiences in the Asia-Pacific region as a case study; and
  • Insights and perspectives from leading stakeholders such as competition authority officials and practitioners to assist students in developing a sophisticated appreciation of the issues facing the development and practice of competition law in the Asia Pacific region.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will have developed:

  • An advanced knowledge of the economic policies, legal rules and enforcement approaches that apply to competition law in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Sophisticated cognitive and technical skills that equip them to critically analyse and assess competition law in the Asia-Pacific region; and
  • A capacity to use the knowledge and skills students have gained in the subject in a way that demonstrates effective autonomy, judgment, adaptability and responsibility as an expert learner and practitioner in the field of international competition law.

Last updated: 11 January 2018