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EC and UK Competition Law: Commentary, Cases and Materials

ISBN13: 9780521849975
ISBN: 0521849977
Published: July 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780521604680

EC and UK Competition Law: Commentary, Cases and Materials offers a clear, concise and comprehensive account of the competition rules of the EC and the UK. EC Competition rules are an important source of consultation, increasingly serving as a model followed by many countries when adopting or developing competition rules within their domestic legal systems.

This book offers a single up-to-date source of all the important cases, legislation and guidelines, clearly annotated and presented. With a detailed commentary and case studies (with model answers) throughout, this book eliminates the need for students to consult multiple sources. Key developments in EC and UK competition law are covered: Regulation 139/2004 and Guidelines on Horizontal Mergers; Regulation 772/2004 and Guidelines on Technology Transfer Agreements; the Enterprise Act 2002; and recent amendments to the Competition Act 1998. Recent EC and UK judgments and decisions are covered: Commission v Bayer; Michelin v Commission; VW v Commission; and the Microsoft decision.

1. Introduction; 2. Economic analysis and market definition; 3. Collusion between undertakings: the prohibition; 4. Collusion between undertakings: exemptions and exclusions; 5. Vertical agreements; 6. Intellectual property rights and competition law; 7. Horizontal agreements I: from cartels to parallel behaviour; 8. Horizontal agreements II: specialisation and research and development; 9. Abuse of dominance; 10. EC merger control; 11. UK merger control; 12. Market investigation references; 13. Collective dominance; 14. Enforcement, practice and procedure.