Fully updated to include the changes to UK law introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, including the creation of the Competition and Markets Authority
Considers the new Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions and other measures designed to facilitate private enforcement of competition law
Covers the new block exemption for technology transfer agreements and accompanying guidelines
Incorporates extensive new case-law and decisional practice at EU and UK level
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 market behaviour. Describing the law in its economis 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 variety of 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.
Readership: Suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates, and practitioners in competition law