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Handbook on European Competition Law

Substantive Aspects
Edited by Ioannis Lianos, University College London, UK and Damien Geradin, Covington & Burling, George Mason University, US and Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Handbook on European Competition Law: Substantive Aspects sets the context for examination of substantive law by reviewing and analyzing the goals of competition law. It then covers the substantive building blocks of EU competition law, including horizontal and vertical agreements, cartels, mergers, and also provides valuable coverage of the interaction between competition and regulation, hub and spoke collusion, and information exchange agreements. The importance of the abuse of dominance doctrine is reflected in three discrete chapters considering exploitative abuses, exclusionary pricing abuses, and exclusionary non-pricing abuses.
Extent: 688 pp
Hardback Price: £181.00 Online: £162.90
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 84844 553 6
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Competition Policy
  • Law - Academic
  • Competition and Antitrust Law
  • European Law
Key features:

• Edited by leading academics and an experienced practitioner
• Combines both practical insight and scholarly analysis
• A rich compendium of commentary and analysis on all the main themes of competition law
• Extensive coverage of both substantive, procedural and enforcement issues in two volumes.

Handbook on European Competition Law: Substantive Aspects sets the context for examination of substantive law by reviewing and analyzing the goals of competition law. It then covers the substantive building blocks of EU competition law, including horizontal and vertical agreements, cartels, mergers, and also provides valuable coverage of the interaction between competition and regulation, hub and spoke collusion, and information exchange agreements. The importance of the abuse of dominance doctrine is reflected in three discrete chapters considering exploitative abuses, exclusionary pricing abuses, and exclusionary non-pricing abuses.

The companion volume, Handbook on European Competition Law: Enforcement and Procedure, sets out in detail the procedural aspects of EU Competition Law, ranging from fines, remedies and judicial review. It also gives unique insight into both private and public enforcement of completion law, and offers commentary on the relationship between EU competition law and national competition law, and on the relationship between competition law and private international law.

This Handbook will be an indispensable reference work for practitioners and scholars, as well as for those in an enforcement environment.
Contributors: S. Anderman, A. Coscelli, G. Edwards, G. Faella, M.S. Gal, A. Jones, I. Kokkoris, I. Lianos, L. Lovdahl Gormsen, D. Mantzari, L.D.S. Morais, R. Nazzini, O. Odudu, N. Petit, A. Stephan, J. Tapia, F. Wagner-von Papp
Contents:

Foreword

Preface

1. Some Reflections on the Question of the Goals of EU Competition Law
Ioannis Lianos

2. Horizontal Cooperation Agreements
Luís D.S. Morais

3. Information Exchange Agreements
Florian Wagner-von Papp

4. Vertical Agreements
Gianluca Faella

5. Cartels
Andreas Stephan

6. Hub and Spoke Collusion
Okeoghene Odudu

7. The Oligopoly Problem in EU Competition Law
Nicolas Petit

8. Dominance and Market Power in EU Competition Law Enforcement
Andrea Coscelli and Geoff Edwards

9. Abuse of Dominance – Exploitative Abuses
Michal S. Gal

10. Abuse of Dominance: Exclusionary Pricing Abuses
Alison Jones and Lisa Lovdahl Gormsen

11. Abuse of Dominance: Exclusionary Non-pricing Abuses
Renato Nazzini

12. Merger Control: Substantive Issues
Ioannis Kokkoris

13. Innovation, IPRs and EU Competition Law
Steve Anderman

14. The Regulation/Competition Interaction
Javier Tapia and Despoina Mantzari

Index