Competition Law

A Practitioner's Guide

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This title is a highly usable guide to EU competition law, set in the context of international legal practice and with particular focus on the UK and Ireland. It includes extensive Competition Law Questions & Answers and Precedents. Also included are appendices reproducing a number of documents that are essential to the most common types of competition law issues, for example, the Commission's guidelines on vertical agreements and its guidelines on collaborations between competitors, as well as a small amount of essential primary legislation.

- 800-page full coverage practitioner's guide to EU Competition Law
- Covers substantive and procedural rules in depth
- Structured in Questions & Answers, with Summaries
- Key Sources, including cases, on a CD
- Added national perspective of UK and Ireland
- Fully updated to October 2010 with case law of the EU courts, the English Courts, the CAT and the Irish courts
- Covers Articles 101 and 102, Mergers, Public and Private Enforcement, State Aid and Article 106
- Extensive commentary on the intersection with the Public Procurement rules
- Detailed coverage of Criminal Law and Enforcement aspects in UK and Ireland

Table of Contents

1 Scope of EU Competition Law
2 Article 101
General Questions; Article 101(3); Cartels and Hardcore Restrictions; Information Exchange and Interlocking Directors; Compliance; Horizontal Cooperation and Joint Trading; Vertical Agreements
3 Article 102
General Questions under Article 102; Forms of Abuse under Article 102
4 Mergers and Acquisitions
Procedural and Jurisdictional Questions; Substantive Review under the merger Regulation; Remedies; Pre-Closing Conduct and Contractual issues; Appeals of Merger Decisions; Merger Control in Ireland and the UK
5 Public Enforcement
Procedural Issues in Competition Investigations; Fines; Controls on the Commission and Competition Authorities and Issues on Appeal; Criminal Offences
6 Private Enforcement
Jurisdiction and Choice of Law; Standing; Remedies; Contribution and Settlement; Procedural Aspects of Private Actions; Suits Against Employees to Recover Fines
7 Competition and the State
Article 106(2); State Aid; Intersections with Public Procurement Law; Measures of Member States; Sectoral Regimes

Product details

Published 31 Dec 2010
Format Mixed Media Product with CD-ROM
Edition 1st
Extent 954
ISBN 9781847666871
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Nathy Dunleavy

Nathy Dunleavy is a practising barrister in Irelan…