Introduction to EU Competition Law

Peter Willis

This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of Concurrences. Publishers, authors and editors are welcome to send books to for review in this section.

This book provides an introductory but thorough guide to EU competition law, covering the underlying economics, and the key substantive areas of anticompetitive agreements (Article 81), abuses of dominance (Article 82), the application to the most common types of commercial agreement, state aids, state measures limiting competition and mergers. It also examines the procedures under which the relevant competition authorities apply the rules, private enforcement of the rules before the courts, and minimising risk by implementing a compliance programme.

The emphasis is practical rather than theoretical: the authors are practitioners in the field of competition law and economics, with many years’ individual and collective experience in the area.

This will be an essential reference tool for practitioners, academics and students of EU Competition Law.


  • Bird & Bird (London)


Peter Willis, Introduction to EU Competition Law, September 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 110426

Publisher Oxford University Press

Date 1 June 2005

Number of pages 256

ISBN 9781904501596

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