Friday, September 21, 2012
The Design of Competition Law Institutions and the Global Convergence of Process Norms: The GAL Competition Project
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Eleanor M. Fox, New York University School of Law and Michael J. Trebilcock, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law describe The Design of Competition Law Institutions and the Global Convergence of Process Norms: The GAL Competition Project.
ABSTRACT: This paper is an account of the institutions of antitrust enforcement and adjudication in nine jurisdictions, across six continents, and the four principal international bodies involved with issues of antitrust. It synthesizes nine studies that illuminate the inner workings of each of systems in the sample studied and it exposes their norms, all in the quest to determine whether there are global norms of procedure and process. The paper reveals that there are indeed common norms across very different institutional arrangements, most of which are currently embedded in the systems and some of which are aspirational.