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See translation in english EU Competition Law Handbook 2021, Christopher JONES, Marc VAN DER WOUDE

EU Competition Law Handbook 2021, Christopher JONES, Marc VAN DER WOUDE

Christopher Jones, Marc van der Woude

This is the 31st edition of Sweet & Maxwell’s annual guide to EU competition law, still the essential starting point for the analysis of competition law issues for practical case work and academic study.

EU Competition Law Handbook provides a comprehensive digest of Commission decisions and competition cases before the EU and national courts, conveniently cross-referenced by subject matter, for the swift location of the full list of relevant case-law, regulations and notices.

Comprehensive but simple to use reference system and clear structure : Distinct sections on :

  • General Competition Rules and Mergers and Acquisitions
  • The analytical digest divided by subject matter guides you through the maze of legislation, cases and decisions
  • Detailed tables show the type of decision reached by the Commission or Court of Justice, the type of agreement or activity, the product in question and any fine imposed
  • Tinted thumb tabs aid your navigation through the book
  • Key new cases include :

- Mergers : EU Commission prohibition in Siemens/Alstom (despite proposed remedies) ; EU Commission Phase 2 decisions cleared with commitments including BASF/Solvay’s EP and P&I Business, Vodafone/Certain Liberty Global Assets, Telia/Bonnier Broadcasting ; many European Commission Phase 1 decisions with and without remedies ; the EU Commission Article 14 procedural decisions in GE/LM Wind Power (a €52 million fine on GE for providing incorrect information during a merger review) and Canon/Toshiba Medical Systems (a €28 million fine on Canon for “gun-jumping”) ; and many other cases on jurisdictional and substantive points, including data and digital platforms, innovation, media and telecoms mergers.

- Antitrust : ECJ judgments in the Power Cables cartel, Budapest Bank (meaning of restriction by object), Generics (UK) (patent settlement agreements), Tibor-Trans Fuvarozó és Kereskedelmi Kft. (jurisdiction in damages’ claims) and Otis (right of those not active on the market to claim damages for losses caused by a cartel). General Court judgments include appeals brought by HSBC Holdings, CCPL and Campine and Campine Recycling against Commission cartel decisions.

Plus more recent national decisions from EU Member States.


  • Baker McKenzie (Brussels)
  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)


Christopher Jones, Marc van der Woude, EU Competition Law Handbook 2021, Christopher JONES, Marc VAN DER WOUDE, May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 101428,

Publisher Sweet & Maxwell

Date 1 December 2020

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