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The Digital Economy and Competition Law in Asia

  • Steven Van Uytsel
  • Provides an Asian perspective on the application of competition law to the digital economy

  • Focuses on cutting-edge online business practices and their compliance with competition law

  • Gives a critical appraisal of the need to regulate the digital economy from a perspective of competition law


Part of the Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation book series (PLBI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Platforms, Unilateral Conduct and Competition Law

  3. The Limits of Competition Law in the Digital Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Ningrum Natasya Sirait, Mohammad Reza, Angayar Kanni Ramaiah, Aria Suyudi
      Pages 103-123
  4. Algorithms, Coordinated Price Setting, and Competition Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-224

About this book


The digital economy, broadly defined as the economy operating on the basis of interconnectivity between people and businesses, has gradually spread over the world. Although a global phenomenon, the digital economy plays out in local economic, political, and regulatory contexts. The problems thus created by the digital economy may be approached differently depending on the context. This edited collection brings together leading scholars based in Asia to detail how their respective jurisdictions respond to the competition law problems evolving out of the deployment of the digital economy. This book is timely, because it will show to what extent new competition law regimes or those with a history of lax enforcement can respond to these new developments in the economy. Academics in law and business strategies with an interest in competition law, both in Asia and more broadly, will find the insights in this edited collection invaluable. Further, this volume will be a key resource for scholars, practitioners and students. 


Digital Economy Price Discrimination Online Competition Algorithmic Collusion Platform Economy Asian Competition Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven Van Uytsel
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of LawKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

About the editors

Steven Van Uytsel is Associate Professor of Competition Law at the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. His specialization in competition law relates to enforcement issues and the position of competition law in countries in transition. More recently, he is focusing on algorithmic pricing strategies and competition law, for which he is the recepient of the Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (C), No. (April 2018-March 2021), Artificial Intelligence, Price Setting Strategies and Antitrust Law: Towards a Regulatory Framework. He has also developed in interest in the regulation of Artificial Intelligence for autonomous vehicles, for which he has been granted a Tsubasa research grant from Kyushu University. He is editor of the Research Handbook on Asian Competition Law (Shuya Hayashi and John. O. Haley (co-editors), edward Elgar 2020). He is further author of, amongst others, Artificial Intelligence and Collusion: A Literature Overview (in Robotics, AI, and the Future of Law (Fenwick, Corrales and Forgó (eds.), Springer, 2019) and Digital Markets and the Response of the Japan Fair Trade Commission: The DeNA Co. Case, in Competition Law for the Digital Economy (Lundqvist ed., Edward Elgar, 2020). 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Digital Economy and Competition Law in Asia
  • Editors Steven Van Uytsel
  • Series Title Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-16-0323-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-16-0326-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-16-0324-2
  • Series ISSN 2520-1875
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-1883
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 224
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Fundamentals of Law
    Commercial Law
    IT in Business
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