Competition Law in Developing Countries

Competition Law in Developing Countries by Thomas K Cheng (University of Hong Kong) :: Oxford University Press

Dr. Thomas Cheng is Asian Institute of International Financial Law fellow and convernor of AIIFL’s Competion and Antitrust Programme at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.

This book brings together perspectives of development economics and law to tackle the relationship between competition law enforcement and economic development. It addresses the question of whether, and how, competition law enforcement helps to promote economic growth and development. This
question is highly pertinent for developing countries largely because many developing countries have only adopted competition law in recent years: about thirty jurisdictions had in place a competition law in the early 1980s, and there are now more than 130 competition law regimes across the world, of which many are developing countries.

The book:

  • Provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of the relationship between competition law and economic growth and development
  • Proposes an appropriate approach to competition law enforcement for developing countries
  • Offers a thought-provoking analysis of how competition law principles developed in the industrialized economies should be adapted and adjusted in the context of late-comer developing countries