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MLM721 - International Competition Law and Policy

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Offering information:

Not offered in 2012

Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 2

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

J Clarke

Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MLC706, MLL721 and MLM760
Contact hours: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

This unit introduces students to the law relating to the preservation of competition in the economies and internationally by examining the restrictive trade practices provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and comparable legislation in the USA, Europe and certain other jurisdictions. The theoretical underpinnings of those provisions and international developments are also examined. Topics include: evolution and goals of competition law; trade practices economics; restraint of trade; boycotts; anti-competitive agreements; price fixing; misuse of market power; exclusive dealing; resale price maintenance; mergers; authorisation, remedies and procedure; access; extra-territorial application; blocking and clawback legislation; international agreements on application and enforcement.

Assessment

Assignment 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

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