By Richard Whish & David Bailey
Book Review from previous edition:
"As with all previous editions, excellent. Professor Whish mixes technical detail with clarity of writing rarely matched by his competitors." - Fergus Randolph QC, Brick Court Chambers
"Simply the best book on competition law on the market right now; suitable for both students and practitioners." - Thomas Eilmansberger, Univesity of Salzberg
"Whish's writing style is excellent, making a complex world of competition law very accessible for students." - Anna-Louise Hinds, Lecturer in Law, National University of Ireland Galway
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.
- One of the most definitive and thorough books on competition law available, written by respected academics in the field, providing students with everything they need in one complete stand-alone resource.
- The acclaimed critical and contextual approach addresses the wider economic and practical realities of competition law and brings competition law to life making it straightforward to follow for students of all levels.
- Written with a clear style, this highly insightful book is the definitive text on competition law for students and practitioners alike.
- The accompanying Online Resource Centre includes additional articles by the authors, web links, author video podcasts, and extended versions of the tables in the text.
New to this edition:
- Fully updated to include the changes introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon
- Covers new guidelines on block exemption regulations for vertical and horizontal agreements
- Covers recent groundbreaking cases put before the commission, including major judgments against Intel and Microsoft
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