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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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The Competition Act, 1998

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Tim FrazerVisiting Professor of Law, University of Newcastle, Stephen Hornsby

ISBN13: 9780853084846
ISBN: 085308484X
Published: March 1999
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Provides guidance on how the Act's reforms will affect existing commercial agreements, how transitional arrangements will work and how regulatory authorities are likely to interpret the new legislation. The text also explains the Act's relationship with EC law.

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Competition Law
Preliminary - introduction and glossary, competition law in the UK, reviews of policy, parliamentary debates, quick access to the Act; agreements and other transactions - outline of the Act's provisions, nature of the prohibition, exemption and exclusions (general), prohibition and exemption in particular cases; monopoly and abuse of dominance - outline of the Act's provisions, the definition of dominance, the meaning of abuse; procedure and enforcement - non-contentious procedure - obtaining an exemption, enforcement by institutions, enforcement by parties or third parties; relationship with EC law - major differences in approach, interpretation and enforcement, harmonisation and conflict between the legal systems, operation of co-operation notices.