Competition law systems in the Philippines and Malaysia: Recent developments
There is remarkable diversity in the competition policy apparatus of ASEAN’s member states. While the ASEAN rules establish a baseline, they convey little in terms of what is happening on the ground in particular countries. This seminar will examine developments in two of the ten member states, namely, the Philippines and Malaysia. Each of these regimes is new from a global point of view, and the Philippine Competition Act is only now taking full effect after a period of progressive introduction. The seminar will provide an overview of the two systems, focusing on the contents of the relevant laws and the corresponding enforcement practice. It will then (tentatively) evaluate the early steps taken in both countries and comment on the level of commitment reflected in the action taken to date.
Professor Mel Marquis, European University Institute
Professor Mel Marquis
European University Institute
Mel Marquis researches and teaches European and global competition law issues at the European University Institute in Florence and at LUMSA University in Rome. He is CoDirector of the Competition Law and Policy Workshop in Florence, and CoDirector of the Rome Antitrust Forum. He has taught at several universities in China and Japan, and is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School. He has published widely on a variety of competition lawrelated subjects. Prior to his work in academia he was a practicing lawyer in Brussels and in the United States. He is originally from Seattle.