Competition Law

Competition Law


By (author) Richard Whish, By (author) David Bailey

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 1088 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 46mm | 1,438g
  • Publication date: 21 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199586551
  • ISBN 13: 9780199586554
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 68,485

Product description

Richard Whish and David Bailey's Competition Law is the definitive textbook on this subject. The authors' authoritative treatment of the area is matched by a lively and easy-to-follow writing style, making this book an indispensable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate law and economics students, as well as for practitioners and officials involved in competition law. Explaining the economic context within which competition law operates in the UK, EU and internationally, the authors look at the constituent parts of the law and analyze how they affect commercial phenomena. Key aspects are examined in detail, including mergers, horizontal and vertical agreements, the Abuse of Dominance, Intellectual Property and the obligations of Member States under the EC. The book also scrutinizes fundamental Acts and Articles - Competition Act 1998; Enterprise Act 2002; Articles 101 and 102 - providing readers with context, consequences and an overview of how these are applied in practice. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre that accompanies this edition of the book contains an author video podcasts, articles from the authors, useful web links, and extended versions of the tables in the text. This book is essential reading for students, practitioners and officials seeking a respected, reliable, intelligent and critical approach to competition law.

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Author information

David Bailey is a visiting Senior Lecturer at King's College London. He is also a Referendaire at the Competition Appeal Tribunal. He is a Solicitor in England and Wales and an Attorney at law in New York. From September 2003 to December 2006 he worked at the law firm Linklaters LLP. Prior to that, he has worked for the Merger Task Force in the European Commission, and as a research assistant to Professor Whish (King's) and to Professor Kaplow (Harvard). He is a co-editor of the Competition Law Journal. He also assists with the running of the Association of European Competition Law Judges and the UK Association of European Law.

Review quote

...a leading practitioner work on EU and UK law, regularly referred to by advocates before the higher Courts and cited in their judgments. This is simply the most accessible textbook from which to study of any area of EU competition law, as well as equivalent UK law. Aidan Robertson QC, Competition Law Journal Competition Law is invaluable to both law and economics students as well as practitioners and officials involved in competition law matters and our relationship with the European Union. The Student Law Journal The book continues to deal with both EU and UK law and remains sufficiently critical and based on principle to keep students interested and sufficiently detailed and precise to be used by practitioners. Valentine Korah, World Competition, Law and Economics Review

Table of contents

1. Competition policy and economics ; 2. Overview of EU and UK competition law ; 3. Article 101 (1) ; 4. Article 101 (3) ; 5. Article 102 ; 6. The obligations of Member States under the EU competition rules ; 7. Articles 101 and 102: public enforcement by the European Commission and national competition authorities under Regulation 1/2003 ; 8. Articles 101 and 102: private enforcement in the courts of Member States ; 9. Competition Act 1998 - substantive provisions ; 10. Competition Act 1998 and the cartel offence: public enforcement and procedure ; 11. Enterprise Act 2002: market studies and market investigations ; 12. The international dimension of competition law ; 13. Horizontal agreements (1) - cartels ; 14. Horizontal agreements (2) - oligopoly, tacit collusion, and collective dominance ; 15. Horizontal agreements (3) - cooperation agreements ; 16. Vertical agreements ; 17. Abuse of dominance (1): non-pricing practices ; 18. Abuse of dominance (2): pricing practices ; 19. The relationship between intellectual property rights and competition law ; 20. Mergers (1) - introduction ; 21. Mergers (2) - EU law ; 22. Mergers (3) - UK law ; 23. Particular sectors