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This new fifth edition of a major work by the well-known competition law team at Van Bael & Bellis brings the book completely up to date to take account of the great number of significant new cases that have been decided since the previous in 2004 as well as many other developments. The authors have also taken the opportunity to write much extended chapters on procedure as well as on state involvement in competition.
As one would expect, the new edition continues to meet the challenge for businesses and their counsel, providing a thoroughly practical guide to the application of EC competition rules across all market sectors. The critical commentary cuts through the theoretical underpinnings of EC competition law to expose its actual impact on business.
Recent years have first and foremost been a time for gaining experience in the application of the procedural and substantive rules which underwent such fundamental changes in the early years of the decade. In this edition, the authors examine all the important cases from this key period of competition law enforcement, and such notable recent developments as the following:-