'This book should be in the library of every competition law practitioner and academic. The summary of cases is first class. But what makes it really stand out is the quality of the commentary and the selection of the material which includes not only the most important European judgements and decisions but also some of the leading cases from the US and European Member States.'
Ali Nikpay, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
This unique book is designed as a working tool for the study and practice of European competition law, focused on case law analysis. Each chapter begins with an introduction which outlines the relevant laws, regulations and guidelines for each of the topics, setting the analytical foundations for the case entries. Within this framework, cases are reviewed in summary form, accompanied by useful analysis and commentary.
The 7th edition includes recent judgments from the European Court of Justice on the scope of object and effects based analysis (including Generics and Budapest Bank), as well as those on abuse of dominance. It examines developments in parallel trade, online sales restrictions, advertising bans, enforcement powers and procedure. Expanding its coverage of merger decisions, it explores non-collusive oligopoly (including CK Telecoms) and the treatment of innovation and data under the EU Merger Regulation.
This unique book offers the practitioner and competition law student an insightful guide to EU competition law cases, an understanding of which is crucial. Rigorous, comprehensive and authoritative, it simply is a must read.
Table Of Contents
1 The Concept of Undertaking
2 Market Definition
3 Article 101 TFEU
4 Horizontal and Vertical Agreements
5 Article 102 TFEU
6 Collective Dominance
7 Competition Law and the State
8 Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights
9 Mergers and Acquisitions
10 Enforcement- The European Commission
11 Enforcement- The National Courts
13 State Aid