Goyder's EC Competition Law is firmly established as a classic text on this area of law. The emergence of competition law has been one of the most important features of the EC and has had a significant impact on many aspects of UK business and economic life. This book provides a full account of its development since the inception of the EC in 1957.
Competition law is a complex and often highly technical subject which the authors have unlocked by exploring its historical origins and early developments before illustrating the main areas of substantive law. Covering all of the major areas studied on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the book contains not only a full account of the substantive law and its social, political and economic context, but also a penetrating assessment of its practical effectiveness and likely future
Topics covered in this new, revised, fifth edition, include:
- the Modernisation of the Enforcement of the EC Competition rules
- the new Block Exemption Regulations on Motor Vehicle and Distribution, and Technology Transfer Agreements
- the Commission review of Article 82 EC
- the new Merger Regulation
- recent developments in international aspects of EC competition law.
Joanna Goyder, Barrister, England and Wales, MA (Cantab.), Lic. Spec. (ULB, Brussels), LLM (EUI, Florence) has worked in Brussels in the field of EU and competition law since 1990. Since 2000 she has been head of knowledge management, legal training and publications for the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer international competition law practice. She is the author of EC Distribution Law (Hart Publishing, 2005) and has contributed to a number of other books including most recently the Oxford Encyclopaedia of European Community Law - Volume III: Competition Law and Policy (2008, OUP). Albertina Albors-Llorens; Licenciatura en Derecho (University of Valencia (Spain)); LL.M. (University of London); Ph.D. (University of Cambridge) is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of two books: Private Parties in EC Law (OUP, 1996), and EC Competition Law and Policy (Willan, 2002). She has also written various articles on Competition Law and Judicial Review in EC law in domestic and European law journals. She was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow between 1996 and 1999 and has been a Fellow of Girton College since 1997. In 2003, she was awarded a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence.
PART I: THE EARLY YEARS; PART II: THE SUBSTANTIVE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY; PART III CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS