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Competition Law of Panama: Structure, Enforcement and Recent Reforms

Universidad Javeriana - CEDEC Competition Law & Economics Working Paper No. 07-02

44 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2007  

Juan D. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University; Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Date Written: September 2007

Abstract

Competition policies were established in Panama, for the first time, through the enactment of the Law 29 of 1996 that constitutes their general consumer protection and competition regime. After the enactment of the Law 29 there has been an important regulatory development and issuance of Guidelines that instruct the citizens regarding the compliance of the competition rules.

This document, written in Spanish, presents the structure of the competition regime in Panama and the content of the recent reforms, especially the Decree Law No. 9 of 2006, current since May 2 of 2006. Additionally, the features of the enforcement of the statutes are explained in the context of the performance of the antitrust authorities.

Notes: Downloadable Document is in Spanish.

Keywords: ley de defensa de la competencia, practicas monopolisticas absolutas y relativas, poder sustancial de mercado, concentraciones economicas, Panama

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Juan D., Competition Law of Panama: Structure, Enforcement and Recent Reforms (September 2007). Universidad Javeriana - CEDEC Competition Law & Economics Working Paper No. 07-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1007575 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1007575

Juan David Gutiérrez-Rodríguez (Contact Author)

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University ( email )

10 Merton St
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4JJ
United Kingdom

Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana ( email )

Carrera 7 No. 40-62
Bogotá
Colombia

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