This book provides an introductory but thorough guide to EU competition law, covering the underlying economics, and the key substantive areas of anticompetitive agreements (Article 81), abuses of dominance (Article 82), the application to the most common types of commercial agreement, state aids, state measures limiting competition and mergers. It also examines the procedures under which the relevant competition authorities apply the rules, private enforcement of the rules before the courts, and minimising risk by implementing a compliance programme.
The emphasis is practical rather than theoretical: the authors are practitioners in the field of competition law and economics, with many years’ individual and collective experience in the area.
This will be an essential reference tool for practitioners, academics and students of EU Competition Law.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Sean-Paul Brankin, Lovells Chapter 2. Economics at the Heart of Competition Policy Helen Jenkins and Beatriz Yemail, Oxera Chapter 3. Article 81: Prohibition and Exception Vanessa Turner and Marc Reysen, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Chapter 4. Application of Article 81 Pat Treacy, Laura Anderson, Sophie Lawrance, Bristows, and Peter Willis, Taylor Wessing Chapter 5. Article 82: Principles and Application Martin Baker, Taylor Wessing and Pat Treacy, Bristows Chapter 6. Article 86 Chris Bright and John Schmidt, Shearman & Sterling LLP Chapter 7. State Aid Chris Bright and John Schmidt, Shearman and Sterling LLP Chapter 8. Merger Control Stephen Wisking, Herbert Smith and Giulio Federico and Diana Jackson, Charles River Associates Chapter 9. Competition Authorities Peter Willis, Taylor Wessing Chapter 10. Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law Andrew Mcnab, Monckton Chambers Chapter 11. Compliance Jane Whittaker and Martin Ballantyne, Macfarlanes
Peter R. Willis is a partner in Taylor Wessing's Competition, Regulation and Trade Group, and he is acknowledged as an expert on the UK Competition Act 1998.