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21-22 June 2016
Innovation, Competition Law and IP Rights
21 June 2016
Competition Law and Inequality
22 June 2016
The Android case(s)
9 July 2016
Competition Law and IP: A Chinese and Comparative Perspective
27 July 2016
Digital Currencies, Digital Finance and the Constitution of a New Financial Order
For more information and to view past events, please go to the events pages.
For general enquiries, please contact:
laws.research [at] ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 3108 8484
For research project enquiries, please contact:
Professor Ioannis Lianos
+44 (0)20 3108 8346
i.lianos [at] ucl.ac.uk
- Public Policy Considerations in Competition Enforcement: Merger Control in South Africa by Azza A. Raslan
- The Global Seed Market, Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights: Untying the Gordian Knot by Ioannis Lianos, Dmitry Katalevsky and Alexey Ivanov
- Superior Bargaining Power and the Global Food Value Chain. The Wuthering Heights of Holistic Competition Law? by Ioannis Lianos and Claudio Lombardi
For more working papers, please visit the CLES Research Paper Series section on this website.
Competition Law and Development
The interaction of competition law with development is a recent and exciting topic in global competition law and policy studies. The expansion of competition law to more than 100 jurisdictions worldwide presenting different degrees of economic, social and institutional development raises important questions as to the appropriate design of competition law regimes and the interaction between competition law and development studies. We think that competition law regimes should be designed according to the institutional level of development of the country and to the overall structure of its institutional system, economy and societal norms.
The CLES is very active in the area of competition law and development.
Firstly, we have concluded an agreement to participate to UNCTAD’s Research Partnership Platform (RPP) with leading Research Centres around the World. UNCTAD’s RPP is an initiative that aims at contributing to the development of best practices in the formulation and effective enforcement of competition and consumer protection laws and policies so as to promote development.
Secondly, we are active in organizing events on the interaction of competition law with development. In November 2010 we organized an international workshop in New Delhi in India on this topic.
We have published a book currently on this topic within the Global Competition Law and Economics series at Stanford University Press. The 2nd book in the series entitled Competition Law and Development provides a number of viewpoints of what competition law and policy mean both in theory and practice in a development context.
Thirdly, we are actively researching from an empirical, economic and comparative law perspective on the transplantation of competition law in various developing countries and how the local conditions are influencing competition law enforcement in these jurisdictions. Among the different publications of the members of the Centre on this important topic, see working papers
1/2012 Development Economics and Competition. A Parallel Intellectual History by Ioanis Lianos, Abel Mateus and Azza Raslan
4/2011 "Cosi fan tutte"? Linking Levels of Development and Competition Law Regimes by Ioannis Lianos and Abel Mateus
Among the members of the Centre, people active in this field are
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