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.
Access to the competition cases before national courts is made possible via the e-Competitions Bulletin database. Most, if not all, of the original decisions of the cases quoted by the authors and rapporteurs are made available to Concurrences+ subscribers together with an English summary.
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.