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Edward and Lane on European Union Law

David Edward, Professor Emeritus, School of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK and Judge of the European Court of Justice 1989–2004 and Robert Lane, School of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK
Precise and rich in references to the primary materials of the Treaties, the principal legislation and the key case law of the Court of Justice, this highly detailed and comprehensive book will be an indispensable resource for all legal practitioners whose practice must take account of EU Law.
Extent: 1,200 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 0 85793 104 7
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78195 179 8
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Key features of the book include:

• Authoritative authorship combining the analysis of a senior academic with the experience of a former judge.
• Comprehensive and wide-ranging in scope.
• Structured specifically to reflect the Treaty of Lisbon reorientation and immediate post-Lisbon developments.
• Extensive reference to primary sources (Treaties, legislation, case law) and to issues of national adaptation.

A fully updated and expanded new edition of a classic text, this authoritative and wide-ranging volume provides expert analysis on the key issues across all areas of European Union law – including its constitutional, procedural and substantive aspects. In particular, coverage of the constitutional and procedural elements includes: historical background and development of the European Union; constitutional structure of the Union; the Treaties: interrelationship and fundamental (constitutional) rules; the institutional framework; jurisdiction of, and actions before, the Court of Justice; sources, principles and methods of Union law.

Comprehensive coverage of the substantive law includes: basic rules; citizenship of the Union; the internal market; the four freedoms; competition; economic and monetary policy; social policy; environmental policy; commercial policy.

Precise and rich in references to the primary materials of the Treaties, the principal legislation and the key case law of the Court of Justice, this highly detailed and comprehensive book will be an indispensable resource for all legal practitioners whose practice must take account of EU Law.
‘Faced with the challenge of studying EU law, students and other interested parties need guidance and accessible materials. Despite the ground clearing of the Lisbon Treaty, the terrain is still not properly mapped. Edward and Lane’s completely rewritten book provides just what’s needed. Clear, comprehensible and comprehensive, it will be an important port of call for anyone trying to figure out key aspects of the EU’s ever burgeoning legal order.’
– Jo Shaw, University of Edinburgh, UK

‘This is an outstandingly good book……It is outstanding for several reasons. It is concise, clear, authoritative and extremely thorough. As well as stating the legal rules, it is practical, because it summarises how they have been implemented. There are many short, frank, objective comments. Speculation is avoided, but unresolved questions are pointed out. …. There are many illuminating explanations… In short, it provides an excellent understanding of how EU law works as an organic, coherent whole. By integrating discussion of EU and national institutional issues, it is a good example of the kind of analysis that will be more and more essential in all textbooks as the EU and national legal systems become increasingly intertwined……The authors have succeeded in saying new and important things, concisely and clearly, about a legal system of which one might think there was little new to say. This is an important book, as well as a useful, interesting and well-written one’.
– John Temple-Lang, Dublin University Law Journal

‘. . . practitioners tackling any aspect of European law will welcome the arrival of this comprehensive handbook on this vast and complex subject. . . this is a completely updated and augmented new edition of a classic text and as such, is certainly a must-have handbook for all practitioners involved in any way in European Union law.’
– Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine

‘It is a real pleasure to see the publication of the third and much enlarged edition of Edward and Lane on European Union Law. It clearly and succinctly explains the essential features of the institutional and substantive law of the EU and can be strongly recommended to students and practitioners alike.’
– Aidan Robertson QC, Brick Court Chambers, UK

‘This impressive tome provides a solid option for a treatise on European Union law. The book covers the legal history of the EU, its institutions, and all areas of substantive law provided by the EU treaties. Each chapter begins with a table of contents for that chapter, a very thoughtful aid for the reader. The text is heavily footnoted, and the volume has a complete index and tables of treaties, cases, and legislation cited. . . This volume is a worthwhile reference work for academic law libraries collecting for research and courses on the EU and attorneys seeking an advanced but accessible introduction to EU law.’
– Benjamin Keele, American Association of Law Libraries

‘It is a great pleasure to welcome the new edition of the book written by Prof. Edward and Prof. Lane, which carries on the success of the earlier ones. This new edition contains a comprehensive and critical study of the European Union legal order, which explores in great detail the changes brought about by the Treaty of Lisbon. Bearing in mind the quality of its authors, it does not come as a surprise that this book is an outstanding piece of academic work. It is a classic which should belong to the library of all persons who are interested in EU law.’
– Koen Lenaerts, Vice-President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

‘Readers looking for a thorough consideration of EU Law should seriously consider Edward and Lane’s book on European Union law. Written by David Edward, former member of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and Robert Lane, an experienced academic, the book enriches (and increases the quality of) the landscape of treatise on European Union law. . . In conclusion, those looking for a clear and authoritative, yet very readable and personal in style, account of EU law, should look at Edward And Lane On European Union Law as an extremely excellent alternative to other available textbooks.’
– Riccardo Sciaudone, The European Commercial Law Observatory

'Those looking for a clear and authoritative, yet very readable and personal in style, account of EU law, should look at Edward And Lane On European Union Law as an extremely excellent alternative to other available textbooks.'
– The European Commercial Law Observatory (ECLO)

Contents: Foreword Preface Part I: The Origins and Development of the European Union 1. The History 2. The European Union: Structure and Basic Rules Part II: The Institutional Framework 3. The Political Institutions and Procedures 4. Other Bodies 5. The Court of Justice Part III: The Sources, Nature and Methods of European Union Law 6. The Sources, Nature and Methods of European Union Law Part IV: Substantive Law 7. The Principles 8. Non-discrimination and Citizenship of the Union 9. Union Policies and Internal Actions: Introduction 10. The Free Movement of Goods 11. The Free Movement of Persons and Services 12. The Free Movement of Capital 13. Competition 14. Other Policies Index