Publications on Competition Law:
1. EC competition law: text, cases, and materials / Alison Jones and Brenda Sufrin
The selection of writings has been chosen to present the most important perspectives on the subject as well as the broader socio-economic context of EC competition law. This third edition has been fully updated with all the recent developments within EC Competition Law since 2004, including coverage of the review of Article 82 and the green paper on damages, as well as further information on US anti-trust law. Each chapter now begins with a 'central issues' section which helps students to focus and direct their learning. Cases and Materials on EC Competition Law provides a wide-ranging and thorough guide to the study of Competition Law, enabling students to engage with both legal and economic aspects and making it ideal for both under and postgraduate courses on EC Competition Law
2. Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK / BaRodger, Angus MacCulloch
Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK looks at how competition law affects business, including: co-ordinated actions; pricing behaviour; take-overs and mergers; and state subsidies. It provides a clear guide to and outline of the general policies behind, and the main provisions of EC and UK competition law. Information is presented within a structured framework, complete with a glossary of useful terminology.
This fourth edition has been revised and updated to take into account developments since publication of the previous edition, including expanded coverage of the regulation of cartels, the development of private enforcement, the consideration of IP issues in Microsoft, and extended discussion of UK competition Law.
3. Competition law / Richard Whish
"...Whish has captured and conveyed the essence of competition law, making it an accessible and invaluable text..." - Student Law Journal'
Richard Whish's Competition Law is the definitive textbook on this subject. The author's authoritative treatment of the area is matched by a lively and easy-to-follow writing style, making this book an indispensable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate law and economics students, as well as for practitioners and officials involved in competition law.
Explaining the economic context within which competition law operates in the UK, EC and internationally, Whish looks at the constituent parts of the law and analyses how they affect particularly commercial phenomena. Key aspects are examined in detail, including mergers, horizontal and vertical agreements, the Abuse of Dominance, Intellectual Property and the obligations of Member States under the EC. The book also scrutinizes fundamental Acts and Articles - Competition Act 1998; Enterprise Act 2002; Articles 81 and 82 - providing readers with context, consequences and an overview of how these are applied in practice. This book is essential reading for students, practitioners and officials seeking a respected, reliable, intelligent and critical approach to competition law.
4. Proof of Antitrust Markets in Australia / Caron Beaton-Wells
Proof of an antitrust market is a critical issue that must be tackled in assessing whether business conduct is anti-competitive for the purposes of the Australian Trade Practices Act 1974. It is an issue that arises in most jurisdictions in which competition legislation exists, including New Zealand, the U.S., and the E.U. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the evidentiary dimensions of this important issue. It provides significant practical insights for lawyers, economists, judges, regulators, and business people on the evidence required to establish antitrust markets. The challenges involved in presenting evidence from industry, consumers, statistical studies, and expert witnesses are each explored in detail. The author concludes that the approach taken by the Australian courts may be correct in principle but lacks rigour in practice. The author makes a range of recommendations for improvement, which should interest scholars in the field of competition law generally.
5. Research Handbook on Competition and Intellectual Property Law / Josef Drexl
This comprehensive Handbook brings together contributions from American, Canadian, European, and Japanese writers to better explore the interface between competition and intellectual property law. Issues range from the fundamental to the specific, each considered from the angle of cartels, dominant positions, and mergers. Topics covered include, among others, technology licensing, the doctrine of exhaustion, network industries, innovation, patents, and copyright. Appropriate space is devoted to the latest developments in European and American antitrust law, such as the 'more economic approach' and the question of anti-competitive abuses of intellectual property rights.Each original chapter reflects extensive comments by all other contributors, an approach which ensures a diversity of perspectives within a systematic framework. These cutting edge articles will be of great interest to law professors and post graduate students of intellectual property and competition law, as well as those interested in innovation and competition theory, and legal practices in intellectual property and competition law.