Some of the most fascinating progress being made in modern competition policy is outside the box – in theory, yes, but also outside customary economic and financial centers. Our authors this month bring us up to date on recent advancements made in such diverse regions as Southern Africa, the Islamic World, Turkey, Israel, Albania, and Kazakhstan. As global economies develop and competition policy becomes more sophisticated, any business that identifies potentially attractive markets in these and similar countries would do well to learn more about the regulations and people who will be welcoming them.
Competition Activity in Transition Economies
Scholars should work to compare competition policy enforcement within countries internal territories. Aldash Aitzhanov (Center for Competition Policy Development and Advocacy (Kazakhstan))
In light of the huge scope that exists for enriching the global debate on the fundamentals of competition law, the cultural and socio-economic and socio-political experience of Islamic countries can be interesting to discuss within this global debate. Maher Dabbah (Queen Mary, Univ. of London)
Companies doing business in these jurisdictions need to be aware of the different competition law rules applied in each jurisdiction in which they trade. Heather Irvine & Candice Upfold (Norton Rose)
This short paper aims to explain the main changes in notification thresholds and their first results. Bekir Kocaba & Sinan Bozku (Turkish Competition Authority)
After the start of the transition of the Albanian economy from a planned to an open market economy, the need to introduce rules that assured free and effective competition was imminent. Ermal Nazifi (Albanian Competition Authority)
Israel’s regulatory regime should become more pro-consumer and pro-competition, instead of serving mainly the interests of businesses. Shlomi Parizat (Israeli Antitrust Authority)