This course is a critical investigation into Australian competition law. The course seeks to develop students' knowledge of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and ability to solve complex legal problems.

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Dr Barbora Jedlickova

Dr Barbora Jedlickova joined the TC Beirne School of Law as an Associate Lecturer in 2011. She specialises in competition law and is interested in comparative competition law, competition-law theories and competition law in the digital economy. Her research has focused primarily on vertical restraints; bargaining power; and economic and jurisprudential theories and arguments in competition law. Her research also includes analysis of specific markets with distinctive issues such the grocery retail market, the pharmaceutical market and the telecommunications market. Her publications include a research monograph Resale Price Maintenance and Vertical Territorial Restrictions: Theory and Practice in EU Competition Law and US Antitrust Law published by Edward Elgar Publishing and a joint article on legal theories in anti-cartel law published in the Federal Law Review.

Dr Jedlickova's engagement and research are both nationally and internationally orientated. She has visited several European and US institutions as a visiting scholar; including the University of Iowa, Boston University and the Court of Justice of the European Union. She is a member of a number of national and international associations. She is an active member of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) and has been involved in three international LIDC projects. Dr Jedlickova is a Fellow of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law (CPILC) and a Fellow of the Australian Centre for Private Law at the TC Beirne School of Law. She manages one of the CPICL's research programs and has severed as a General Editor of the LAWASIA Journal.

Dr Jedlickova holds degrees from the University of Glasgow in the UK (PhD in Law, 2012; and LL.M. with Commendation in International Competition Law and Policy, 2007) and from Masaryk University in the Czech Republic (2004). Prior to her academic career, she worked as a Lawyer in the Czech Republic and as a Contracts Officer/Assistant Contracts Manager at both the University of St Andrews and the University of Glasgow in the UK. In 2009, she was a trainee (a blue-book 'stagiaire') of DG Competition at the European Commission in Brussels.


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