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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. Concentrating on the experience of key Asian jurisdictions including Japan, China, Philippines, Singapore and India, 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. Relevant examples will also be drawn from other Asian jurisdictions such as Indonesia, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Highlights of the subject include:
- Critical examination of the approaches taken to the design of competition agencies and application of competition laws in the Asia-Pacific region
- Exploration of the political economy of competition law, using experiences in the Asia-Pacific region as case studies
- 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: 2 December 2019