- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
EC competition law is in a steady process of evolution. Many important changes in legislation and enforcement emphasis have occurred since the First Edition appeared in 1991. These changes include:
Even more fundamental changes in the structure of the Community and the dynamic forces of competition have caused a broader rethinking about competition rules which is ongoing as this Second Edition goes to press.
The enlargement of the Community, monetary union, the new tasks attributed by the Maastricht and the Amsterdam Treaties, the continuing integration of national markets, the globalization of the economy and increasing international cooperation among antitrust authorities are new challenges and opportunities which call for a modernization of competition rules and enforcement procedures.
To prepare a Second Edition of the Practitioner's Guide in such a period of change was a challenge, a risk and a necessity. The practitioner needs to be informed about how the EC competition rules are currently being applied in order to render meaningful, practical advice to firms whose agreements, transactions and conduct in the market place are governed by the competition rules. The Second Edition attempts to meet this need.
|Ch. I||Fundamentals of EC competition law||1|
|Ch. II||Article 81 - general principles||93|
|Ch. III||Permitted, prohibited and exemptible forms of horizontal cooperation between actual or potential competitors||165|
|Ch. IV||Vertical restraints of competition in distribution and purchasing agreements||263|
|Ch. V||Article 82 : abuse of dominant position||381|
|Ch. VI||Mergers, joint ventures and shareholdings under the Merger Control Regulation and Articles 81 and 82||489|
|Ch. VII||Industrial and intellectual property rights and EC law||717|
|Ch. VIII||Application of Articles 81 and 82 in special sectors||869|
|Ch. IX||Government-induced distortions of competition||949|
|Ch. X||Enforcement and procedure||1025|