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This book is intended for both students and practitioners of competition law. It covers all the sub-disciplines of competition law, with the exception of state aid law. The focus is on European competition law, but developments in substantive law apply, mutatis mutandis, to national competition law. national competition law mutatis mutandis. The book follows a simple plan: it progresses from the general to the specific. After a contextual introduction to the general principles of European competition law, it deals with the law of agreements (Article 101 TFEU), the law of abuse of dominant position (Article 102 TFEU), merger law (Regulation 139/2004), institutional aspects of competition law (division of competences between authorities and jurisdictions, powers of investigation, etc.), the specific law of cartels, the law of horizontal and vertical cooperation and the law of technology transfer agreements. The book is not only original in its structure but also in its content. An entire chapter is devoted specifically to the economics of competition, presented in a qualitative manner. The author has also chosen to introduce economic developments throughout the book, to meet the needs of competition law practitioners, who are dealing with a subject that is constantly opening up to interdisciplinarity. Designed for students of law faculties, economics and management schools, the book also offers an innovative pedagogical approach that gives a significant place to the "why" of positive law. Breaking with the law of the genre, the book presents the rules of positive law (the "what"), but it also attempts to reveal the "underbelly of the cards", i.e. the major issues, debates and political choices underlying the legislative, administrative and judicial implementation of European competition law. Finally, the book pursues a scientific ambition, hoping to find an audience among the academic community and public decision-makers. Borrowing willingly a critical tone, the book differs from other manuals by advocating, here and there, modifications, de lege ferenda, of positive law.