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Competition Law 9th ed isbn 9780198779063

Competition Law 8th ed

ISBN13: 9780199660377
New Edition ISBN: 9780198779063
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199586554
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Whish and Bailey's Competition Law is the definitive textbook on this subject. An authoritative treatment of competition law is paired with an easy-to-follow writing style to make this book a comprehensive guide to the subject; essential reading for law students, practitioners, and officials.

Explaining the economic context within which competition law operates in the UK, EU, and internationally, Whish and Bailey examine the constituent parts of the law and evaluate their effect on 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 EU.

The book also scrutinizes fundamental Acts and Articles providing readers with context, consequences and an overview of how these are applied in practice. Clear, detailed, and critical, this is an unparalleled guide and stand-alone resource on competition law.

New to this edition:-

  • Fully updated to include the changes to UK law introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, including the creation of the Competition and Markets Authority
  • Considers the new Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions and other measures designed to facilitate private enforcement of competition law
  • Covers the new block exemption for technology transfer agreements and accompanying guidelines Incorporates extensive new case-law and decisional practice at EU and UK level.

Competition Law
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