Key features: Edited by an experienced academic and a leading practitioner Combines both practical insight and scholarly analysis A rich compendium of commentary and analysis on all the main themes of competition law Extensive coverage of both substantive, procedural and enforcement issues in 2 volumes. This two-volume Handbook covers all the ...
Key features: Edited by an experienced academic and a leading practitioner Combines both practical insight and scholarly analysis A rich compendium of commentary and analysis on all the main themes of competition law Extensive coverage of both substantive, procedural and enforcement issues in 2 volumes. This two-volume Handbook covers all the major areas of European Union competition law, including substantive, procedural, and enforcement aspects. It combines detailed practical analysis with scholarly rigour, reflecting the diverse profile of the contributing authors, who comprise senior scholars, experienced private practitioners and public enforcers. Volume 1 sets the context for examination of substantive law by reviewing and analyzing the goals of competition law. It then covers the substantive building blocks of EU competition law, including horizontal and vertical agreements, cartels, mergers, and also provides valuable coverage of the interaction between competition and regulation, competition law and intellectual property rights, hub and spoke collusion, and information exchange agreements. The importance of the abuse of dominance doctrine is reflected in 4 discrete chapters considering the concept of dominance, exploitative abuses, exclusionary pricing abuses, and exclusionary non-pricing abuses. Volume 2 sets out in detail the procedural aspects of EU competition law, ranging from fines, remedies and judicial review as well as issues raised by the assessment of economic evidence in EU competition law. It also gives unique insight into both private and public enforcement of competition law, and offers commentary on the relationship between EU competition law and national competition law, and on the relationship between competition law and private international law. This Handbook will be an indispensable reference work for practitioners and scholars, as well as for those in an enforcement environment.
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