Thursday, March 27, 2014

Faull and Nikpay: The EU Law of Competition

Jonathan Faull and Ali Nikpay have published a new third edition of The EU Law of Competition. This is a massive expansion over the previous version, coming in at over 1.2 million words. If there is only one book you buy on EU law, it should be this one.

BOOK ABSTRACT: Offers uniquely in-depth working knowledge of EU competition law, written by current and former members of the Directorate General for Competition

  • A practical reference tool that puts particular emphasis upon how law and policy apply in practice 
  • New chapter on pharmaceuticals, covering dominance in abusive conduct cases, restrictive practices, competition between manufacturers of generic medicines, case law, and parallel trade in pharmaceuticals 
  • New separate chapters on communications (telecoms and Internet) and media 
  • Greatly expanded chapters on mergers and cartels 

Fully updated in this third edition, the work includes full coverage of the latest legislation, case law and guidance, giving competition lawyers a comprehensive commentary on recent developments. It includes new material on industries of growing importance in the competition field, including Pharma and High Tech. It also analyses the R&D and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations, the revised Verticals Block Exemption Regulation, and the Technology Transfer Block Exemption. Key cases covered in this edition include Telefonica, Microsoft, Intel, Rambus, RWE, and GdF.

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