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EU Competition Law

Cases, Texts and Context Eleanor M. Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law, US and Damien Gerard, Director, Global Competition Law Center (GCLC) and Visiting Professor, College of Europe and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
This clear and concise textbook presents EU competition law in political, economic and comparative context. It combines excerpts from key EU rulings with discussions of enforcement policy issues and comparisons with US antitrust cases. Untangling the complex set of factors driving individual outcomes, it is the perfect companion for any student or practitioner in the field.
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Publication Date: 2017
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  • Law - Academic
  • Competition and Antitrust Law
  • European Law
This clear and concise textbook presents EU competition law in political, economic and comparative context. It combines excerpts from key EU rulings with discussions of enforcement policy issues and comparisons with US antitrust cases. Untangling the complex set of factors driving individual outcomes, it is the perfect companion for any student or practitioner in the field.

Successive chapters explore the tools used by competition authorities in Europe: to punish cartels that fix prices or divide markets; assess cooperative agreements between rival firms and supplier–customer relationships; to establish a dominant position and find abuses; and review the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions. The book also explains how authorities determine when business restraints infringe on the principles governing the EU internal market, and when Member States contravene the rules protecting the European competition system including by means of subsidies known as State aids.

More than a reference tool, this innovative book provides a rounded account of the various dimensions of EU competition law, of its place at the heart of the EU market integration project and of its relevance for the enforcement of antitrust principles worldwide.

Key features:

• provides a clear, concise and up-to-date presentation of the law

• includes important excerpts from all seminal competition decisions and judgements of the European Commission and the EU Courts

• explains the critical nuances of cases by means of contextual notes and questions

• integrates law, economics and other policies, providing a holistic sense of competition law and its place in the European system

• compares EU competition law with US antitrust law, analysing the root of their differences and enabling the reader to derive comparative insights

• supports general and advanced EU and international competition law courses.

‘Reading this brilliant casebook is like being in one of Professor Fox’s famed lectures: well-chosen texts, insightful commentary, historical and economic context, thought-provoking questions, and illuminating international comparisons. Clever, comprehensive, and thoughtful, it provides a fresh, lively, user-friendly perspective of value to students and practitioners alike.’
– Nicholas Levy, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels and London

‘Setting forth the big principles, this book is full of accurate summaries of key topics, and sizzles with interesting questions. The classic cases are very well presented and the judgements of the EU courts examined concisely. Given its provocative approach, it would be easy to hang an entire term of lectures around a single chapter.’
– Ian Forrester, Judge, General Court of the European Union

‘A book on European competition policy must explain to its readers how this policy has been effective in unifying an initially fragmented market and how different it is from others in its equal attention to both public and private restraints and in preserving competition as an open process over and above efficiency itself. It is precisely what you find here. Exhaustive and simple, sophisticated and clear, this book is a unique source of analysis and materials for scholars, practitioners and students inside and outside Europe.’
– Giuliano Amato, European University Institute and former Prime Minister of Italy
Contents: Introduction 1. The Treaty, Objectives and the Single Market 2. Cartels 3. Horizontal Restraints Under Article 101 4. Vertical Restraints Under Article 101 5. Abuse of a Dominant Position 6. Mergers 7. The State and Competition Index