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.
Features - 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
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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