Nicolas and De Vega Law Offices Competition Law Anaylsis using the SCP Framework

Analyzing Whether a Business Conduct Contravenes Competition Law Using the Structure-Conduct-Performance Framework

What is Structure-Conduct-Performance Framework To determine whether a business conduct contravenes antitrust laws, it is necessary to make a competition analysis. The analytical framework that is commonly used in competition analysis is the Structure-Conduct-Performance Framework (SCP).  The SCP approach assumes that there is a stable, causal relationship between the structure of an industry, firm conduct […]

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search and seizure under PCA

Dawn Raids? No problem. The Rule on Administrative Search and Inspection under the Philippine Competition Act

The Philippine Competition Act (“PCA”) prohibits certain anticompetitive conduct. The Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”) is tasked with the enforcement of the law. To successfully prosecute violators of the PCA, the PCC, under the the Philippine Supreme Court issued A.M. 19-08-06-SC, is empowered to conduct dawn raids, and apply for an inspection order before the Special Commercial Court of the place to be inspected is located.

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