International and Comparative Competition Law Seminar

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© 2002, 2005 Dora Bertram, Director of Public Services and Lecturer in Law, Washington University School of  Law Library

Research Guide Prepared for Professor Dorsey Ellis' International and Comparative Competition Law Seminar -Spring 2005 

Technical Note: 

  • Some of the links in this research guide will only be active when launched from a computer within the Washington University School of Law.  
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1. General Research Methods

A. Find Books and Looseleafs using the Online Catalogs

Useful Subject Headings: 

  • Antitrust law.
  • Antitrust law (International law).
  • Competition, International.
  • Cartels
  • Monopolies
  • Restraint of Trade
Catalog Name  Catalog Scope  Requesting Materials 
Law Library Catalog  Holdings from the WU School of Law Library only click on the "request" button
Washington University Library Catalog: Hilltop Campuses  Holdings from all WU Libraries except the Medical School click on the "request" button

MOBIUS Union Catalog
(Use one of the catalogs above to access MOBIUS)

Holdings from participating Missouri academic libraries click on the "REQUEST THIS ITEM" link.
FirstSearch WorldCat

Or 
  1. go to catalog.wustl.edu/ 
  2. select the "other catalogs" tab
  3. select "WorldCat"
 
Holdings of thousands of libraries worldwide

Do not use the ILL request button from FirstSearch WorldCat (your request will go to Olin Library and you will not get your materials).

Print out the record for the book and submit it with an ILL form at the Circulation Desk, or cut and paste the information into the law library interlibrary loan request form 

B. Finding Journal Articles: Indexes, Full-Text Databases, and Citation Indexes

There are three ways to find useful periodical articles: search a full-text periodical database; search one or more periodical indexes or search a citation index.

Selected Full-Text Databases 

Name/Type  Lexis-Nexis Source  Westlaw Database 
Combined Law Reviews Law Reviews, Combined JLR
New York Times The New York Times NYT (limited to current day's issue)
Washington Post The Washington Post WP
St. Louis Post Dispatch St. Louis Post Dispatch SLPD
Hein Online  Not on Lexis, follow Hein Online link Not on Westlaw, follow Hein Online link
LoisLaw Antitrust Law Library 
(Aspen Treatises)
Not on Lexis, follow Antitrust Law Library link. Not on Westlaw, follow Antitrust Law Library link.

Legal Periodical Indexes 

Name  Scope 
LegalTrac SearchBank  provides access to American legal periodicals from 1981-present. The paper version is the Current Law Index [Reading Room K33 .C87]. There is no paper version prior to 1981.
Wilson Web Index to Legal Periodicals  provides access to American legal periodicals from 1981-present. For indexing of articles published prior to 1981, see the Index to Legal Periodicals [Reading Room K9 .N32].
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals  provides access to legal literature worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo-American) law from 1985 to the present. For indexing of articles published prior to 1985, see the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals [Reading Room K33 .I38].

Selected Non-Legal Periodical Indexes 

Olin Library makes a large number of special subject periodical indexes available to the Washington University Community. For a complete list, go to Olin's Website and 

  1. Mouse over "Find Articles, Databases & Full Text"
  2. Select "Databases A-Z" or "Subject" List

For many of these indexes, there is an option to request items via interlibrary loan. Please do not use Olin's ILL forms. You must submit your request to the Law Library's Interlibrary Loan Department or use our online form.

Name  Scope 
InfoTrac General BusinessFile  indexes business articles from hundreds of publications including periodicals, newspapers, and regional business papers with many in full-text.
ABI/INFORM Complete  Links to ABI, the premier resource for locating academic articles in business. Also indexes popular business magazines such as Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, etc. The full text of many articles are searchable.
PAIS International  provides access to articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories about public affairs. 
EconLit  provides subject indexing and abstracts of journals and over 500 collective volumes per year, plus books, dissertations, and working papers.
JSTOR  JSTOR has full text articles from about 120 journal titles covering many subject areas. NOTE:Click this link to see the collections to which the WU Libraries subscribe; we don't have all of them!
Economic Working Papers  This award winning service (provided by the Economics Department of Washington University ), is devoted to the free distribution of working papers in economics. There are 22 subject areas, along with a test posting area, a meetings area, an area for programs and an area for data. Other areas are added when demand dictates.

Non-Law Citation Indexes 

Title  Scope 
Web of Science  includes Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, all from 1988 to the present. For prior years, paper versions of these three titles are available at the Olin Library.

C. Finding United States Government Documents: Specialized Government Documents Indexes and Resources on the Web

Government Documents Catalogs 

Title  Scope 
MarciveWeb Docs  July 1976-present, all documents cataloged by the U.S. Government Printing Office, whether or not owned by a Washington University Library
Washington University Libraries' Online Catalog  Government Documents from 1976-present owned by a Washington University Library; includes some pre-1976 titles.

Sources for Government Documents on the Web 

Title  Scope 
FirstGov  Federal government's attempt to create one portal for all government information on the Internet; a work in progress
GPO Access  Full text government information from the U.S. Government Printing Office
Federal Web Locator  from Villinova; maintains links to federal government agency Web sites.
Official Federal Government Web Sites  from the Library of Congress, maintains links to federal government agency Web sites.

US Government Websites on Antitrust and Competition Policy (see below)

D. Finding Information on the Web

Search Engines 

2. Print/Web Bibliography

NOTE: additional titles are listed under " Subject Specific Research "

Treatises & Looseleafs 

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Law LC Collection K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 
     
  • Areeda, Phillip E. and Herbert Hovenkamp Antitrust Law
     
  • Fugate, Wilbur L. and Lee H. Simowitz. Foreign Commerce and the Antitrust Laws.
    [Law LC Collection KF1976 .F8 1996]
     
  • Garrett, James J. World Antitrust Law and Practice: A Comprehensive Manual for Lawyers and Businesses
    [Reserve K3850 .W67]
     
  • Hancock William A. International Antitrust Laws (Corporate counsel's guide)
    [Law LC Collection KF1649 .I57 1991]
     
  • Hawk, Barry E. United States, Common Market, and International Antitrust : a Comparative Guide
    [Law LC Collection K3856 .H39 1985]
     
  • Waller, Spencer Weber. James Atwood, Kingman Brewster & Spencer Weber Waller's Antitrust and American Business Abroad. 3rd ed. 1997.
    [Law LC Collection KF1976 .A85 1997 ]

Proceedings 

  • Annual Proceedings of the Fordham Corporate Law Institute on International Antitrust Law & Policy
    [K3856.A55 F67 Location Law LC Collection]
     
  • Selected Chapters of the Annual Proceedings of the Fordham Corporate Law Institute : International Antitrust Law & Policy : Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
    [K1314.6 .F67 2004 Location Law LC Collection]
     
  • European Competition Law Annual
    [K22 .O24  Location Law LC Collection]

Current Awareness Newsletters 

Websites 

United States Government 

Intergovernmental Organizations 

Non-Governmental Organizations 

Private/Corporate/Educational 

  • National Economic Research Associates’ web site http://www.nera.com
    "National Economic Research Associates, Inc. (NERA) is an international economic consulting firm founded in 1961 to provide clients with practical research and analysis of economic and financial issues arising in litigation, regulation, public policy and management. NERA’s studies, testimonies and policy recommendations combine rigorous economic analysis with detailed knowledge of the industries they assist."  

Website Link Compilations 

3. A General Note on Researching Foreign and International Law

A good way to get oriented when researching foreign and international law is to read some specialized legal research guides in the specific area.

Books on Foreign and International Law Research 

  • Guide to International Legal Research, 3rd ed.
    [Law Reserve K85 .G85 1998]
     
  • Germain, Claire M., Germain's Transnational Law Research : A Guide for Attorneys
    [Law Reserve K85 .G47]
     
  • Rehberg, Jeanne and Radu Popa. Accidental Tourist on the New Frontier : a Introductory Guide to Global Legal Research.
    [Law Reserve K85 .A27 1998]

Books on Legal Research for Specific Countries 

The library owns many books on researching the laws of specific foreign countries. To find books on a specific country, do a Key Word Search in the Online Catalog for: legal research and country name. 

Foreign and International Material on Lexis and Westlaw 

Subject Specific Research 

4. Expanding the Extraterritorial Reach of US Antitrust Laws

General Material on the Subject of Extraterritoriality of US Laws 

  • See bibliography in §1.09 (page I-49) of Germain's Transnational Law Research : a Guide for Attorneys
    [Law Reserve K85 .G47]

Treatises & Looseleafs 

  • Fugate, Wilbur L. and Lee H. Simowitz. Foreign Commerce and the Antitrust Laws.
    [KF1976 .F8 1996 Location Law LC Collection]
     
  • Griffin, Joseph P. US international antitrust enforcement : a practical guide to the Agencies' 1995 guidelines [Law Reserve KF1414.A1 C65 no.53-2nd ]

Websites 

5. Comparative Competition Law

A. General Resources for Researching Foreign Laws

Books 

  • Thomas H. Reynolds' Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World, [Reference] K38 .R49

Websites 

B. Australia

 

Books 

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Law LC Collection K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 

Websites 

C. Brazil

 

Books 

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Law LC Collection K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 

Reports 

D. Canada

 

Books 

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Law LC Collection K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 

Statutes 

Websites 

E. European Union

Treatises & Looseleafs 

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Law LC Collection K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 
     
  • Faull, Jonathan and Nikpay, Ali, The EC Law of Competition
    [Law LC Collection KJE 6456 .F38 1999]
     
  • Goyder, D. G. EC Competition Law
    [Law LC Collection KJE6456 .G69 2003]
     
  • Korah, Valentine. Competition law of the European Community 
    [Law LC Collection KJE6456 .V36 2001 v. 1 and v.2]
     
  • Korah, Valentine. An Introductory Guide to EC Competition Law and Practice. 7th edition. 2000
    [Law LC Collection KJE6456 .K673 2000]
     
  • Rodger, Barry J. and MacCulloch, Angus. Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK. 1999
    [Law LC Collection KJE 6456 .R63 1999]
     
  • Roth, P.M. European Community Law of Competition, 5th edition, 2001.
    [Law LC Collection KJE 6456 .B45 2001 v.1 and v.2]
     
  • Waelbroeck, Michel and Frignani, Aldo; translated by Françoise Gamet-Pol. European Competition Law. 1999.
    [Law LC Collection KJE 6456 .W34 1999]
     
  • Whish, Richard. Competition Law 4th.ed.
    [Law LC Collection KD 2218 .W44 2001]

Case Reporters 

  • Common Market Law Reports Antitrust Supplement. 1988-1990
    [Law LC KJE 6456.A7 C66]
  • C.M.L.R. Antitrust Reports. 1991-present
    [Law LC Collection KJE 6456.A7 C66]

Reports 

Websites 

F. France

Books 

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Reserve K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 

G. Germany

Books 

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Reserve K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 

Statutes 

Reports 

  • Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology’s Economic Advisory Council Meetings on the Reform of European Anti-Trust Policy July 2000. http://www.bmwi.de/ 

Websites 

H. Ireland

Websites 

I. Italy

Books 

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Reserve K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 

J. Japan

Treatises and Looseleafs 

  • Doing business in Japan / general editor, Zentaro Kitagawa
    [Law LC Collection KNX920 .D65 1980]
  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Reserve K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 

Statutes 

Reports 

Websites 

K. Korea

Websites 

 

Reports 

L. Mexico

  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Reserve K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 

M. New Zealand

Websites 

N.Taiwan

Websites 

O. United Kingdom

 

Books 

  • Rodger, Barry J. and MacCulloch, Angus. Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK. 1999
    [Reserve KJE 6456 .R63 1999]
  • Whish, Richard. Competition Law 4th edition 2001.
    [KD 2218 .W44 2001 Location: Reserve]
  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition Laws Outside the United States. 2001.
    [Reserve K3850 .C66 2001 v. 1 and v.2 ] 

Statutes 

  • Lexis Statutes and Statutory Instruments of England and Wales

Websites 

6. Cooperation & Coordination Between the US and Other Countries

A. Treaty and International Agreements Research

Treaties
The following table is courtesy of Katrina Stierholz and is from her research guide on International Environmental Law 

The library owns several sets of treaties. We have the United Nations Treaty Series (JX 170.U35), as well as copies of all treaties to which the U.S. is a party. We also maintain a set of fiche for all treaties indexed in the Hein databases. The journal, International Legal Materials, is an excellent source of recently released treaty documents (which may not be indexed or published yet in other sources).
 

Source  Description 
HEIN'S US Treaty Index  Cumulative index to all treaties of which the United States has been a party. Full text copies of the treaties are available in the Library.
HEIN'S UN Treaty Index  An index of international treaties and agreements published by the United Nations. Current as well as retrospective indexing will be reflected in subsequent releases. Full text of the treaties are available in the Library. See the United Nations Treaty Series on the Fourth Floor at JX 170.U35.
TIARA U.S. Treaties Researcher
(Database will be listed on the 'Select a Product' pull-down menu of the web page)
Contains U.S. Treaties and International Agreements in force since 1783. This extensive OCEANA database provides the full text of over 10,000 bilateral and multilateral treaties to which the U.S. is a signatory.
United Nations Treaty Database  At this site you can search for treaties contained in the printed volumes of the United Nations Treaty Series by various means: by date(s), by party (States or organizations), by subject terms, by registration number, etc, or by using a combination of these. For new users it is recommended that you read the Search Instructions.
Tufts' Database of Multilateral Treaties  The Multilaterals Project, begun in 1992, is an ongoing project at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, to make available the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments. The collection today includes treaties in the fields of human rights, commerce and trade, laws of war and arms control, and other areas. Although the vast majority of texts date from the second half of this century, the collection also includes historical texts, from the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia to the Covenant of the League of Nations.

Reports 

  • United States. International Competition Policy Advisory Committee. International Competition Policy Advisory Committee to the Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust : Final Report. 
    [Law LC Collection K3856.U548 U65 2000]

Some International Agreements 

  • Agreement Between the Government of Japan and the Government of the United States of America Concerning Cooperation on Anticompetitive Activities
    http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/public/international/docs/3740.pdf
     
  • Agreement between the European Communities and the Government of the United States of America regarding the application of positive comity principles in the enforcement of their competition laws, 4 June 1998, reprinted in 4 Trade Reg. Rpt. (CCH) ¶ 13,504A; OJ L 173/26 (18 June 1998); and on the FTC's Homepage at http://www.ftc.gov/bc/us-ec-pc.htm 

7. Efforts to Harmonize Competition Law Enforcement

Proceedings 

  • Comparative competition law : approaching an international system of antitrust law : proceedings of the workshop, Bruges, College of Europe, July 3-5, 1997 / Hanns Ullrigh (ed.) ; organized in cooperation with Wolfgang Fikentscher and Ulrich Immenga ... [et al.].
    [Law LC Collection K3850 .A55 1997]
  • Towards WTO competition rules : key issues and comments on the WTO report (1998) on trade and competition : proceedings of the seminar, Zurich University, 8-10 July 1999
    [Law LC Collection K3850 .T69 1999]

Websites