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LAWS437 Competition Law

A study of the law and economic theory relating to anti-competitive business practices. Selected topics include cartels, monopolies and mergers.

Competition Law (also called Antitrust Law) is concerned with efforts by traders to restrict competition at the expense of rivals, consumers and society at large. The law in this field is found in the Commerce Act 1986, as amplified by decisions of the Commerce Commission and the Courts.
This paper examines the economic effects and legality of anticompetitive practices, such as cartels, group boycotts, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, tying and monopolisation. Mergers and acquisitions will also be covered, as will the exemption or -œauthorisation- process.
Economics plays a significant role in this course but is confined to an elementary level.

Paper title Competition Law
Paper code LAWS437
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Rex Ahdar
Textbooks
Course Materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
For students entering practice, this paper provides valuable knowledge of the economic effects and legality of anticompetitive practices, such as:
  • Cartels
  • Group boycotts
  • Resale price maintenance
  • Exclusive dealing and tying
  • Monopolisation
Mergers and acquisitions will also be covered, as will the exemption or 'authorisation' process.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

A study of the law and economic theory relating to anti-competitive business practices. Selected topics include cartels, monopolies and mergers.

Competition Law (also called Antitrust Law) is concerned with efforts by traders to restrict competition at the expense of rivals, consumers and society at large. The law in this field is found in the Commerce Act 1986, as amplified by decisions of the Commerce Commission and the Courts.
This paper examines the economic effects and legality of anticompetitive practices, such as cartels, group boycotts, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, tying and monopolisation. Mergers and acquisitions will also be covered, as will the exemption or ÔÇ£authorisation" process.
Economics plays a significant role in this course but is confined to an elementary level.

Paper title Competition Law
Paper code LAWS437
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Rex Ahdar
Textbooks
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
For students entering practice, this paper provides valuable knowledge of the economic effects and legality of anticompetitive practices, such as:
  • Cartels
  • Group boycotts
  • Resale price maintenance
  • Exclusive dealing and tying
  • Monopolisation
Mergers and acquisitions will also be covered, as will the exemption or 'authorisation' process.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard