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Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Argentine Competition Law and its Enforcement

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Coloma1 A wonderful working paper (for my forthcoming edited book) by German Coloma of Universidad de CEMA titled The Argentine Competition Law and its Enforcement examines the complexities of Argentine competition policy.  It is a detailed and thorough analysis. More importantly, for those that cannot read Spanish, it is the first such English language treatment.

ABSTRACT: This article analyzes the basic characteristics of the Argentine competition law and the way in which it has been enforced in several important antitrust cases. We begin with a section that introduces the evolution of the law, followed by another section about the basic economic and legal principles underlying that law. The rest of the article describes the enforcement of the law, in a number of cases that involve collusive practices, exclusionary practices, vertical restraints, abuses of dominant position, and mergers.

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