Whish and Bailey's Competition Law is the definitive textbook on this subject. An authoritative treatment of competition law is paired with an easy-to-follow writing style to make this book a comprehensive guide to the subject; essential reading for law students, practitioners, and officials.
The authors explain the purpose of competition policy, introduce the reader to key concepts and techniques in competition law and provide insights into the numerous different issues that arise when analysing market behaviour. Describing the law in its economic and market context, they particularly consider the competition law implications of business phenomena, including distribution agreements, licences of intellectual property rights, cartels, joint ventures, and mergers. The book assimilates
a wide variety of resources, including judgments, decisions, guidelines, and periodical literature. An authoritative treatment of competition law is paired with an easy-to-follow writing style to make this book a comprehensive guide to the subject, regularly used in universities, law firms, economic
consultancies, competition authorities, and courts.
Clear, detailed, and analytical, this is an unparalleled guide and stand-alone resource on competition law.
Richard Whish QC (Hon) was a Professor of Law at King's College London from 1991 to 2013 and became Emeritus Professor there in 2013; in 2014 he was appointed QC Honoris Causa. David Bailey is a Barrister and a Visiting Professor of Law at King's College London.
1: Competition policy and economics 2: Overview of EU and UK competition law 3: Article 101 (1) 4: Article 101 (3) 5: Article 102 6: The obligations of Member States under the EU competition rules 7: Articles 101 and 102 - public enforcement by the European Commission and national competition authorities under Regulation 1/2003 8: Articles 101 and 102 - private enforcement in the courts of Member States 9: Competition Act 1998 - substantive provisions 10: Competition Act 1998 and the cartel offence - public enforcement and procedure 11: Enterprise Act 2002 - market studies and market investigations 12: The international dimension of competition law 13: Horizontal agreements (1) - cartels 14: Horizontal agreements (2) - oligopoly, tacit collusion, and collective dominance 15: Horizontal agreements (3) - cooperation agreements 16: Vertical agreements 17: Abuse of dominance (1) - non-pricing practices 18: Abuse of dominance (2) - pricing practices 19: The relationship between intellectual property rights and competition law 20: Mergers (1) - introduction 21: Mergers (2) - EU law 22: Mergers (3) - UK law 23: Particular sectors