The Oxford Encyclopaedia of European Community Law: Volume III: Competition Law and Policy

Hardcover | March 26, 2008

EditorA G Toth

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This is the third of three self-contained volumes, making up the Oxford Encyclopaedia of EC Law, a major reference work on the law of the European Community/Union. The first of its kind in any language, it provides an authoritative guide to the interpretation of Community law. The first volumecovered Institutional Law, and the second the Law of the Internal Market. This final volume focuses on competition law and policy, with separate entries devoted to competition law in specific business sectors, and other significant areas of competition law, such as exclusive agreements, mergercontrol, state aid, and vertical agreements. A new edition of the volume of the Encyclopaedia covering Institutional Law (first published 1991) will be produced once the fate of the European Constitution has been decided. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each entry begins with a short definition of a term or concept, followed by a longer and more detailed explanation. The definitions and explanations are based on the Treaties and the legal acts of the institutions (secondary legislation), as interpretedin the extensive case-law of the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance, to which full references are made in the text. The book is thoroughly cross-referenced, and each entry is followed by a reading list to facilitate further research. The volume thus contains a comprehensiveand detailed coverage of its subject, reflecting the authoritative interpretation of Community law by the Community Courts. There is a full list of entries at the beginning of the volume guiding the reader to the relevant term or concept, making the book easily accessible. There are comprehensive tables of cases, Treaties, international agreements and secondary legislation, plus an Index to the entire volume. Prepared by a team of experts in the field of EC/EU law and competition law and policy, the volume will serve both as a reliable tool for practitioners looking for an authoritative and up-to-date explanation of a subject supported by an extensive citation of cases, and as a starting-point foradvanced students or academics wishing to carry out further research in this area of the law.

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This is the third of three self-contained volumes, making up the Oxford Encyclopaedia of EC Law, a major reference work on the law of the European Community/Union. The first of its kind in any language, it provides an authoritative guide to the interpretation of Community law. The first volumecovered Institutional Law, and the second t...

A G Toth is Emeritus Professor of European Law at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He previously held the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law at Strathclyde for 12 years, until his retirement in 2001.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:896 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 2.2 inPublished:March 26, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019825704X

ISBN - 13:9780198257042

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Table of Contents

Abuse of a dominant positionAdministrative procedureAgencyAgreement between undertakingsAgreements of minor importanceAncillary restrictionsAssessment of horizontal concentrationsAutomatic nullityBlock exemptionComfort letterCompetition in agricultureCompetition in broadcastingCompetition in energyCompetition in financial services/bankingCompetition in insuranceCompetition in the internet, information society and e-commerceCompetition in the liberal professionsCompetition in postal servicesCompetition in telecommunicationsCompetition in transportConcerted practiceConditional authorization of concentrationsDecision by an association of undertakingsDominant positionEffect on trade between Member StatesExclusive distribution agreementExclusive purchasing agreementExemptionExtraterritorial jurisdictionFineFranchisingInformation agreementInvestigation procedureJoint venturesMarket-sharing agreementMerger controlMerger control procedureNegative clearanceNo-competition clauseNotification of agreementsOligopolyPeriodic penalty paymentPrice-fixing agreementProvisional validityPublic undertakingReciprocal assistance contractRelevant marketResale restrictionResearch and development agreementRestriction of competitionSelective distribution systemServices of general interestSpecialisation agreementState aid (general)Separate entries on each type of State aidTechnology transfer agreementUndertakingVertical agreementVertical agreement in the motor vehicle sectorVertical concentrations

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`Professor Toth has found the means to serve the two masters of concision and comprehensiveness at once, the former through the clarity and pungency of his expression, the latter by providing not only extensive references to case law and legal writing, but also the appropriate cross-referencesto other entries in the rest of the Encyclopaedia. If a book may be judged on the basis of one of its component parts, the Oxford Encyclopaedia of European Community Law is a very considerable achievement, whose utility is hardly open to doubt. It can confidently be expected to become a standardwork which will take its place beside the Treaties in libraries and offices - and not just those devoted to the practice or study of law - within and outwith the Community. There only remains to await with anticipation the appearance of the two companion volumes.'Kieran St. C. Bradley, European Law Review, 17 (1992)