Competition Law

Paperback | August 30, 2015

byRichard Whish, David Bailey

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Whish and Bailey's Competition Law is the definitive textbook on this subject. The authors explain the purpose of competition policy, introduce the reader to key concepts and techniques in competition law and provide insights into the numerous different issues that arise when analysing marketbehaviour. Describing the law in its economic and market context, they particularly consider the competition law implications of business phenomena, including distribution agreements, licences of intellectual property rights, cartels, joint ventures, and mergers. The book assimilates a wide varietyof resources, including judgments, decisions, guidelines, and periodical literature. 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, regularly used in universities, law firms, economic consultancies,competition authorities, and courts. Clear, detailed, and analytical, this is an unparalleled guide and stand-alone resource on competition law.

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Whish and Bailey's Competition Law is the definitive textbook on this subject. The authors explain the purpose of competition policy, introduce the reader to key concepts and techniques in competition law and provide insights into the numerous different issues that arise when analysing marketbehaviour. Describing the law in its economi...

Richard Whish QC (Hon) was a Professor of Law at King's College London from 1991 to 2013 and became Emeritus Professor there in 2013; in 2014 he was appointed QC Honoris Causa. David Bailey is a Barrister and a Visiting Professor of Law at King's College London.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:1176 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.87 inPublished:August 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660379

ISBN - 13:9780199660377

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Table of Contents

1. Competition policy and economics2. Overview of EU and UK competition law3. Article 101 (1)4. Article 101 (3)5. Article 1026. The obligations of Member States under the EU competition rules7. Articles 101 and 102: public enforcement by the European Commission and national competition authorities under Regulation 1/20038. Articles 101 and 102: private enforcement in the courts of Member States9. Competition Act 1998 - substantive provisions10. Competition Act 1998 and the cartel offence: public enforcement and procedure11. Enterprise Act 2002: market studies and market investigations12. The international dimension of competition law13. Horizontal agreements (1) - cartels14. Horizontal agreements (2) - oligopoly, tacit collusion, and collective dominance15. Horizontal agreements (3) - cooperation agreements16. Vertical agreements17. Abuse of dominance (1): non-pricing practices18. Abuse of dominance (2): pricing practices19. The relationship between intellectual property rights and competition law20. Mergers (1) - introduction21. Mergers (2) - EU law22. Mergers (3) - UK law23. Particular sectors

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"An excellent text, providing all one needs on the main areas of competition law. The authors bring superb knowledge and insight into the subject." --Howard Johnson, Professional Tutor, Cardiff University