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Competition Law

Ninth Edition

Richard Whish and David Bailey

July 2018

ISBN: 9780198779063

1,152 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

An unparalleled guide: the definitive resource on competition law.



Definitive and clear, authoritative and comprehensive; the stand alone resource on competition law for students and practitioners, written by the leading academics in the field.

  • Written by leading academics in the field, offering a wealth of experience to make this the definitive textbook on competition law
  • Comprehensive coverage of competition law providing a complete and thorough guide to the subject
  • A critical and contextual approach, addressing the wider economic and practical realities of competition law
  • An easy-to-follow writing style, bringing competition law to life for students of all levels

New to this edition

  • New discussion of the treatment of conditional rebates under Article 102, including the judgment of the Court of Justice in Intel Corp v Commission
  • New discussion of the phenomena of price signalling, algorithmic collusion and other atypical cartel activities
  • Covers recent developments on the application of EU and UK competition law to restrictions of online sales of goods and services
  • Briefly considers the possible implications of Brexit for UK competition law
  • Incorporates extensive new case law and decisional practice at EU and UK level

About the Author(s)

Richard Whish, Emeritus Professor, King's College London, and David Bailey, Visiting Professor, King's College London

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.

Table of Contents

    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

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