This is the 30th edition of Sweet & Maxwell’s annual guide to EU competition law, still the essential starting point for the analysis of competition law issues for practical case work and academic study.
EU Competition Law Handbook provides a comprehensive digest of Commission decisions and competition cases before the EU and national courts, conveniently cross-referenced by subject matter, for the swift location of the full list of relevant case-law, regulations and notices.
Comprehensive but simple to use reference system and clear structure:
- Distinct sections on: General Competition Rules and Mergers and Acquisitions
- The analytical digest divided by subject matter guides you through the maze of legislation, cases and decisions
- Detailed tables show the type of decision reached by the Commission or Court of Justice, the type of agreement or activity, the product in question and any fine imposed
- Tinted thumb tabs aid your navigation through the book
Key new cases include:
- Antitrust: The Power Cables, Optical Disk Drives and Smart Card Chips cartels appeals, Perindropil (Medicine) on reverse payment abuses in patent settlement agreements, Deutsche Telecom and Slovak Telecom (on margin squeeze), Qualcomm Inc (request for information), Google Android and many other decisions and cases on vertical restraints, bidding agreements, cross-border licensing arrangements and commitment decisions.
- Mergers: EU Commission Phase 2 decisions cleared with commitments including Bayer/Monsanto, ArcelorMittal/Ilva, Tronox/Cristal, Praxair/Linde, Thales/Gemalto and Nidec/Whirlpool (Embraco Business); EU Commission Phase 2 decisions cleared unconditionally including Essilor/Luxottica, Apple/Shazam, T-Mobile NL/Tele 2 NL and KME/MKM; the Altice/PT Portugal Article 14(2) EUMR procedural case in which the EU Commission imposed a €124.5 million fine on Altice for "gun-jumping", and many other cases on jurisdictional and substantive points (including data and digital platforms, innovation, media and telecoms mergers).
- Plus more recent national decisions from EU Member States.