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EU Competition Law Handbook
EU Competition Law Handbook
Practice Area:  Competition Law
ISBN:  9780414064263
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  21 Nov 2017
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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This is the 28th 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.

Key features:

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:
  • Mergers: Hutchison 3G UK/Telefonica UK, Hutchison 3G Italy/WIND/JV, ChemChina/Syngenta, General Electric/Alstom (Thermal Power), FedEx/TNT Express, Microsoft/LinkedIn, and many other cases with interesting developments on jurisdictional and substantive points (including new cases on innovation issues, efficiencies etc.)
  • Antitrust: Non-compete clause agreed between Portugal Telecom and Telefónica, applications for annulment brought against the Commission decision in a cartel case in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as the appeals lodged in the bathroom fittings and fixtures cartel case, in the candle wax cartel case and in the prestressing steel cartel case.
  • Plus more recent national decisions from the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and other EU Member States.

  • Book 1
  • Book 2
  • Table 1 Chronological List of Commission Decisions (General Competition Rules)
  • Table 2 List of Cases Reported in Competition Reports (General Competition Rules)
  • Table 3 Chronological list of General Court Judgments (General Competition Rules)
  • Table 4 Chronological list of European Court of Justice Judgments (General Competition Rules)
  • Table 5 List of Merger Decisions
  • Table 6 Chronological List of Merger Decisions (EU)—Simplified Procedure
  • Table 7 List of Joint Venture Decisions
  • Table 8 List of General Court and Court of Justice Judgments (Merger Regulation)
  • Table 9 Chronological List of Commission Decisions (ECSC)
  • Table 10 Chronological List of European Court of Justice Judgments (ECSC)
  • Table 11 List of National Decisions: Antitrust
  • Table 12 List of National Decisions: Mergers
  • Table 13 Table of Fines
  • Table 14 List of Legislation and Documents
  • Table 15 Alphabetical List of Commission Decisions
  • Table 16 Alphabetical List of General Court Judgments
  • Table 17 Alphabetical List of European Court of Justice Judgments



‘…it belongs on every practitioner’s bookshelf and every academic’s library.’
From a review of the 2017 edition by Dr Bruce Wardhaugh, in the ECLR.


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