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European Competition Law Handbook

European Competition Law Handbook
ISBN:  9780414109353
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  13 Dec 2022
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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European 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: 
  • Mergers: EU Commission Phase 2 clearances with remedies including London Stock Exchange Group/Refinitiv Business, Danfoss/Eaton Hydraulics and FCA/PSA; many Phase 1 decisions with and without remedies; a decision imposing a penalty under Article 14 in Merck/Sigma-Aldrich; EU General Court judgments in Altice, Canon, LOT, Wieland-Werke and UPS; as well as many other cases on jurisdictional and substantive points, including data and digital platforms, innovation, media and telecoms mergers.
  • Antitrust: ECJ judgments in the Optical Disk Drives cartel and the Trucks cartel, Nordzucker (non bis in idem) and cases pertaining to an abuse of a dominant position such as Servizio Elettrico Nazionale and Others v Commission and Fakro v Commission. General Court judgments in the Airfreight cartel, Capacitors cartel, Trucks cartel, and abuse of dominance cases such as Google Shopping, Qualcomm and Deutsche Telekom. The Commission decisions include cartel decisions on Metal Packaging, Ethanol Benchmarks, FOREX (Sterling Lads) and Canned vegetables.
  • Plus national decisions from EU Member States and the UK. 

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This is the 33rd 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.

Preface to the First Edition
Handbook National  Contributors
e-Competitions National  Contributors
User Guide
Summary Table of Contents


  • Part I: Conditions for the Application of both Articles 101 and 102
  • Part II: Article 101(1), (2) and (3)
  • Part III: Horizontal Agreements
  • Part IV: Vertical Agreements
  • Part V: Industrial and Intellectual Property Agreements
  • Part VI: Joint Ventures
  • Part VII: Article 102
  • Part VIII: State Intervention
  • Part IX: Sectoral Application of EU Competition Rules
  • Part X: Procedure and Remedies
  • Part XI: Relations with Other Areas of Law
  • Chapter 1 Legislation
  • Chapter 2 Jurisdiction: Cases and References
  • Chapter 4 Procedure
  • Chapter 5 Remedies
  • 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 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 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 Judgments



“This work serves as a unique entry point—I would argue better than a search engine—to the vast range of decided cases.”

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