Sunday, February 13, 2011
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Caron Beaton-Wells, University of Melbourne and Brent Fisse University of Sydney have produced an excellent new book Australian Cartel Regulation: Law, Policy and Practice in an International Context.
BOOK ABSTRACT: In Australian Cartel Regulation, leading competition law experts Caron Beaton-Wells and Brent Fisse reflect on developments in trade practices law in Australia over the last 30 years. They provide a comprehensive account of the current law as well as discussing key issues that may arise in the future.
The impact of the prohibitions, the exceptions, the principles and rules governing corporate and individual liability; the policies that guide decisions on enforcement, immunity and cooperation; the sanctions and the implications for compliance and liability control are all critically assessed. This definitive volume not only identifies the practical and theoretical issues, but also recommends workable solutions, and does so with the benefit of comparative analysis of the anti-cartel laws of major overseas jurisdictions.
Many of the issues identified and discussed in Australian Cartel Regulation are common to any scheme designed to regulate cartel conduct.