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International & Comparative Competition Law Research: Getting Started


This guide provides a comprehensive overview for researchers investigating antitrust law in a global context.  Primary sources are included, as well as introductory materials, bibliographies, treatises, commercial databases, and free websites.  When researching in this area, keep in mind that a variety of terms may be utilized, including antitrust, competition, unfair competition, and monopoly.   

Note that there is a complete LibGuide for U.S. antitrust law available through this link

Online Translators

English translations of legal materials, including foreign statutes, are often difficult to locate and can be unreliable.  Only in rare instances are authoritative English translations available.  If authoritative versions are not available, look for "official" translations that are created by, or for, a government organization.  Further, look for synoptic translations, which allow for side-by-side comparisons of the vernacular with the English translation. 

Many online translators are available on the WWW, but these should be used with caution since web translators do not generally include specialized legal or commercial vocabulary.  Online translators, however, may be of some help in getting the general sense of a document or passage.  Examples of WWW translators are:


Introduction to International and Foreign Competition Law Research (WWW)

The following guide to researching international and foreign competition law is available on the WWW. 

Introductions to International Competition Law


Bibliographies of published materials related to international and comparative competition law are listed below.

The Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)

The Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies is a non-partisan, independent academic center designed to explore the impact of antitrust enforcement on the individual consumer and the public, and to shape policy issues.

The Institute fulfills its mission by sponsoring symposia, academic colloquia, a unique student fellowship, and the world's first online masters programs in Global Competition Law.

Subject Guide

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Julienne Grant
Loyola University School of Law Library
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611


The following handout was prepared in the spring of 2014 for an LUC Law course on international and comparative antitrust.  The course was taught by Dr. Maciej Bernatt, a visiting professor from the University of Warsaw.  

Print Research Guide

Prepared in the summer of 2009, and updated in February 2012, this 23-page guide offers instructions and tips on how to research foreign, comparative, and international law at the LUC Law Library.  The annotated guide lists print reference sources, subscription databases, free websites, and current awareness sources that may be useful when approaching foreign, comparative, and international law questions.