Acronyms that contain the term competition law

What does competition law mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: competition law.

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ILC

International Law Commission

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

   
ACLJ

American Center for Law and Justice

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
WCL

Washington College of Law

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
LEAP

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Community » Law

   
NCP

National Competition Policy

Governmental » US Government

   
WCL

Washington College of Law

Community » Law

   
AALS

Association Of American Law Schools

Community » Law

   
OAL

Office of Administrative Law

Governmental » State & Local

   
SPLC

Southern Poverty Law Center

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
CLASP

Center for Law And Social Policy

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
FLETC

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Governmental » US Government

   
CIEL

Center for International Environmental Law

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
E-LAW

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
UPL

Unauthorized Practice Of Law

Community » Law

   
UPL

Unauthorized Practice Of Law

Governmental » US Government

   
ALR

American Law Reports

Community » Law

   
VLL

Virtual Law Library

Governmental » US Government

   
VLL

Virtual Law Library

Community » Law

   
SLED

State Law Enforcement Division

Community » Law

   
NWLC

National Women's Law Center

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
OALJ

Office of Administrative Law Judges

Governmental » US Government

   
LOST

Law Of The Sea Treaty

Community » Law

   
WBAM

Whitman, Breed, Abbott, & Morgan, full-service law firm, Greenwich, Connecticut

Business » Firms

   
WBAM

Whitman, Breed, Abbott, & Morgan, full-service law firm, Greenwich, Connecticut

Community » Law

   
FDLI

Food and Drug Law Institute

Medical » Veterinary

   

What does competition law mean?

Competition law
Competition law, known in the United States as antitrust law, is law that promotes or maintains market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies. The history of competition law reaches back to the Roman Empire. The business practices of market traders, guilds and governments have always been subject to scrutiny, and sometimes severe sanctions. Since the 20th century, competition law has become global. The two largest and most influential systems of competition regulation are United States antitrust law and European Union competition law. National and regional competition authorities across the world have formed international support and enforcement networks. Modern competition law has historically evolved on a country level to promote and maintain competition in markets principally within the territorial boundaries of nation-states. National competition law usually does not cover activity beyond territorial borders unless it has significant effects at nation-state level. Countries may allow for extraterritorial jurisdiction in competition cases based on so-called effects doctrine. The protection of international competition is governed by international competition agreements. In 1945, during the negotiations preceding the adoption of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in 1947, limited international competition obligations were proposed within the Charter for an International Trade Organisation. These obligations were not included in GATT, but in 1994, with the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of GATT Multilateral Negotiations, the World Trade Organization was created. The Agreement Establishing the WTO included a range of limited provisions on various cross-border competition issues on a sector specific basis.

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