Regulatory issues are often similar from one sector to the next and from one jurisdiction to the next. Accordingly, regulators might find it helpful to study international or national model laws and regulation of other jurisdictions.
Our directory presents internationally elaborated model regulation, but also national model regulation or high quality national regulation. Quality criteria applied include:
– Completeness (coverage of many relevant aspects);
– Correct and understandable structure;
– Limited or justified complexity (exclusion of regulation which is over-complex);
– Coherent level of depth (exclusion of regulation which is imbalanced in terms of depth);
– Relevance for other jurisdictions (exclusion of very country specific regulation).
To the extent possible, we present reference regulation of different types, with different degrees of detail, complexity and depth. However, as we are not technical experts for the many sectors presented, we make no judgment on the technical appropriateness of substantial criteria and the procedures foreseen in the regulation.
The list is currently still under construction. Some regulation will be dropped in the next edition and some other will be added. We intend including more regulatory sectors and referring to even better national reference regulation. Furthermore, we will try to remedy the current over-representation of certain jurisdictions and we will replace old regulations by new regulations.
Though we skipped regulations of our domestic jurisdictions to avoid any bias, the selection is admittedly to some extent arbitrary and subject to coincidences such as accessibility on the internet and search engine logarithms. Furthermore, we limited our selection for the time being to regulation available in English. Despite these limitations, the presentation of reference regulation here might still be regarded as useful by regulators.
The reference regulation presented in this directory can well:
– serve as a drafting model;
– help to complement drafts; and even
– inspire to regulate in a sector that the respective regulators had not yet identified as worthwhile being regulated.
If you wish to recommend regulation as reference regulation for this directory, if you have detected mistakes of if you have ideas on how to further develop this project, please contact us. We are welcoming any ideas, even if they imply the handing-over of this project to other natural or legal persons.
If you wish to search for other reference regulation, you might use the following websites:
Turkey (intellectual and artistic works)
South Africa (from publicly financed research and development)
INT (model law)
Australia (promotion of competition and consumer protection)
Russia (protection of competition)
Mexico (focus on merger and acquisitions)
Fair trading / unfair commercial practices
Australia (Western Australia)
Special economic zones
Accounting and corporate statutes
Financial Consumer Protection
Financial markets conduct
Banking and finances
Securities services / trading
Development of micro, small and medium enterprises
Foreign currencies transaction
Foreign trade (development and regulation)
Canada (by state organisation ; see also sub-regulations)
Foreign investment in the jurisdiction
Russia (in the defence and state security areas)
New Zealand (protection of sensitive sectors)
Arbitration of international investment disputes
Protection of local industries against imports
LABOUR & PROFESSIONS
Natural scientific professions
Traditional Health Practitioners
Real estate agents
Public service employees
Work health and occupational safety
Employees’ computer use
Wage earner protection program
Working environment measurement
Trade unions / employment relations
Employment gender equity