Competition Law as a Tool for Efficiency in a Transnational Perspective

Competition Law as a Tool for Efficiency in a Transnational Perspective

 

Overview

Competition Law is seen as one of the most powerful tools of development of economies. International Organizations, from those adopting binding rules as European Union to those that just contribute to the creation of soft law as OECD or ICN, are issuing relevant documents that prove that there is a direct link between free competition and free trade and development.Efficiency of the economy is one of the most relevant goals for increasing competitiveness and stopping anticompetitive behaviors is one of the most powerful ways to achieve it. Nowadays globalization has proven that the traditional approach to competition just based on the companies’ behavior is too narrow to be effective. This is why a new branch of competition law is being developed and it has two main approaches. The first one deals with the competition barriers that are being created by the State and the administration. The analysis of public procurement procedures from a competition law perspective leads us not only to bid rigging cases but also to the competition neutrality of the public policies. The creation of entry barriers in markets through legislation is the other controversial field that needs attention in transnational economies. The second area of attention would be the private enforcement of the competition law, one of the most complicated areas of competition law that brings together public and private interest and competition and private international law. The Indian Competition Law which is in a formative stage has lot to learn from legal systems where the law has evolved much earlier. In view of this it is the need of the day to conduct a comparative study.

 

Objectives

* Sensitizing the participants about the recent developments in the competition law and its benefits for citizens, society and the economy as a whole in the globalized era.

 

* Training the participants to undertake research in the branches of law, economics, and commerce froman inter- disciplinary perspective.

 

* The participants will receive a practical approach in the field with the help of case law. The analysis of cases will be used to develop interactive discussions among participants.

 

The Faculty:

Professor María Pilar Canedo was president of the Basque Competition Authority in Spain and a professor of Law at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. She was a Vice Dean with University of Deusto for Academic Regulation Law Faculty and of International Relations.

She has directed several EU programs in the area of Competition Law and International Trade Law. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities. She has many publications to her credit in National and International Journals. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the Board of the National Commission for Competition and Regulation in Madrid, Spain. Professor María Pilar Canedo was president of the Basque Competition Authority in Spain and a professor of Law at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. She was a Vice Dean with University of Deusto for Academic Regulation Law Faculty and of International Relations. She has directed several EU programs in the area of Competition Law and International Trade Law. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities. She has many publications to her credit in National and International Journals. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the Board of the National Commission for Competition and Regulation in Madrid, Spain. Professor María Pilar Canedo was president of the Basque Competition Authority in Spain and a professor of Law at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. She was a Vice Dean with University of Deusto for Academic Regulation Law Faculty and of International Relations.

She has directed several EU programs in the area of Competition Law and International Trade Law. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities. She has many publications to her credit in National and International Journals. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the Board of the National Commission for Competition and Regulation in Madrid, Spain.

 

Course Co-ordinator

Dr. Durgambini A. Patel

Professor & Head Department of Law

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Pune – 411007.

Phone: 020- 25601303/ 020-25692879

Cell: +91-9881230501

E-mail: durgapatel@unipune.ac.in

durgambini@gmail.com

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