Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK
Published October 15th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish – 488 pages
Competition law, at both the EC and UK levels, plays an important and ever-increasing role in regulating the conduct of businesses. Based on the premise that open and fair competition is good for both consumers and businesses, competition law prevents businesses from entering into anti-competitive agreements and from abusing their dominant market position.
Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK looks at how competition law affects business, including: co-ordinated actions; pricing behaviour; take-overs and mergers; and state subsidies. It provides a clear guide to and outline of the general policies behind, and the main provisions of EC and UK competition law. Information is presented within a structured framework, complete with a glossary of useful terminology.
This fourth edition has been revised and updated to take into account developments since publication of the previous edition, including expanded coverage of the regulation of cartels, the development of private enforcement, the consideration of IP issues in Microsoft, and extended discussion of UK competition Law.
'This latest edition of Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK provides a very useful starting-point for anyone, whether student or practitioner, who is seeking to understand and work through the procedural and enforcement aspects of European and UK competition law matters, as well as the policy considerations that have shaped, and are continuing to shape, the development of competition law in those jurisdictions.' - Bruce LLoyd and David Ball, European Competition Law Review, Volume 30: Issue 12, 2009
Praise for the second edition:
'This book is principally for competition law students as a course textbook but will also be useful for those involved in competition law in practice … It is thorough, searching and well-researched with good footnotes and references for further reading. It would be a useful edition to library shelves of many a commercial lawyer.' - Susan Singleton, New Law Journal
Praise for the first edition:
'It is a welcome addition to our book shelves..students will benefit from its freshness and approachability as well as from its incorporation of the major recent changes in law.' - European Competition Law Review
1. Introduction to Competition Policy and Practice 2. Enforcement of Community and UK Competition Law 3. The Control of Dominance 4. Control of Anti-Competitive Agreements 5. Cartels: Deterrence, Leniency and Criminalisation 6. Control of Mergers 7. State Aid and State Regulation 8. Overview-Policy Developments 9. Practical Implications 10. Glossary of Key Competition Related Terms
Barry J Rodger is a Professor at the Law School, University of Strathclyde. Angus MacCulloch is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Lancaster.