Major developments have recently taken place in competition and antitrust policy in both the UK and EU. Following an informative overview, this timely volume presents authoritative accounts of recent changes and clear analyses of current policy.
As well as discussing new developments in policy towards monopolies, mergers, cartels and state aids, it features chapters on the treatment of vertical restraints and regulated industries. The text also includes a discussion of the relationship between competition policy and intellectual property rights, and concludes with a forward-looking assessment.
Offering a concise account of competition policy developments, this monograph will be of great interest to academics in business and economics, as well as lawyers in both jurisdictions.
Edited by Roger Clarke, formerly of Cardiff University, UK and Eleanor J. Morgan, University of Bath, UK
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Roger Clarke and Eleanor J. Morgan 2. Dominant Firms and Monopoly Policy in the UK and EU Roger Clarke 3. UK Merger Policy Peter Maunder 4. Merger Policy in the EU Eleanor J. Morgan 5. Horizontal Agreements and Restrictive Practices Policy in the UK and EU Roger Clarke and Eleanor J. Morgan 6. EU and UK Vertical Restraints Policy Reform Paul W. Dobson 7. Competition and Regulated Industries John Cubbin 8. Competition and Intellectual Property Rights in the European Union Claude Crampes, David Encaoua and Abraham Hollander 9. EU State Aid Control Fiona Wishlade 10. Conclusions and Future Prospects Roger Clarke and Eleanor J. Morgan References Index