Competition Law of the EU and UK Eighth Edition

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  • Clear and concise, providing targeted coverage of the essentials of competition law so that students can get to grips with this complex subject area
  • An engaging approach, focusing on competition law from an analytical comparative perspective, which allows students to appreciate the nuance and variation in competition law across the EU and UK
  • Visually appealing, using flowcharts and diagrams to help students to understand the steps in the application of the law
  • Rooted in everyday realities, with key case boxes to enable students to master competition law in context

New to this Edition:

  • Covers recent developments in the area of abuse of dominance, including the Intel case, the Google Shopping and Android decisions in the EU, and the Pfizer and Flynn Pharma cases in the UK
  • Discusses the clarifications made to the distinction between object and effect under Article 101(1) TFEU in Cartes Bancaires and subsequent case law
  • Focuses on the new cases relating to vertical issues in Pierre Fabre and Coty, and the recent fines imposed by the Commission for vertical price fixing
  • Provides an overview of the Damages Directive and the changes introduced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to damage claims in the UK, as well as the MasterCard litigation
  • Explores the changes introduced to UK competition law by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, including the new institutional framework, the revised cartel offence, and the modified UK merger control regime
  • Explains the most current trends relating to competition law, such as ‘hipster antitrust’ and algorithmic collusion
  • Considers the implications of Brexit for UK competition law and for the relationship between UK and EU law
  • Introduces students to the use of social media and other valuable web resources for learning and discussing competition law

Competition Law of the EU and UK is the essential introduction to competition law. Clear and accessible, without compromising on rigour, it helps students to navigate all of the technicalities of competition law.

With strong coverage of the economics underpinning the law, this text leads students through the complexities of competition law and helps them to understand its principles. Designed to bring the law to life, a range of learning features aid comprehension and invite students to think about the many applications of competition law. Key cases boxes provide lively discussion, and user-friendly flow charts and visual aids offer a stimulating approach to competition law, making it an ideal introduction to the subject for undergraduates and postgraduates new to this area of the law.

An Online Resource Centre accompanies this book and provides:

Summary maps and key cases – downloadable for ease of use
Multiple choice questions – to help students to self-check progress and understanding
Table of OFT decisions – for quick reference
Web links – to enable students to take their learning further

Table of Contents

1:Introduction to competition law
2:The European Union and United Kingdom competition regimes
3:The relationship between European Union and United Kingdom competition law
4:International issues and the globalization of competition law
5:Procedure-investigation
6:Procedure-penalties and leniency arrangements
7:Procedure-private enforcement
8:The economics of agreements, collusion, and parallel conduct
9:Agreements in the EU: the elements of article 101 TFEU
10:Block exemption regulations under article 101 TFEU
11:The Chapter I Prohibition
12:The cartel offence
13:The economics of monopoly abuse
14:The elements of Article 102 TFEU
15:The Chapter II Prohibition
16:An analysis of the principal abusive practices
17:UK market studies and investigation references
18:An introduction to the economics of merger control
19:The EU merger control regime and the treatment of joint ventures
20:The UK merger control regime and the treatment of joint ventures
21:State intervention: public undertakings and state aid
22:Competition law and intellectual property
23:The common law and competition

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Paperback

Published: 07 June 2019

ISBN: 9780198725053

Author Information

1:Introduction to competition law
2:The European Union and United Kingdom competition regimes
3:The relationship between European Union and United Kingdom competition law
4:International issues and the globalization of competition law
5:Procedure-investigation
6:Procedure-penalties and leniency arrangements
7:Procedure-private enforcement
8:The economics of agreements, collusion, and parallel conduct
9:Agreements in the EU: the elements of article 101 TFEU
10:Block exemption regulations under article 101 TFEU
11:The Chapter I Prohibition
12:The cartel offence
13:The economics of monopoly abuse
14:The elements of Article 102 TFEU
15:The Chapter II Prohibition
16:An analysis of the principal abusive practices
17:UK market studies and investigation references
18:An introduction to the economics of merger control
19:The EU merger control regime and the treatment of joint ventures
20:The UK merger control regime and the treatment of joint ventures
21:State intervention: public undertakings and state aid
22:Competition law and intellectual property
23:The common law and competition

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