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Comparative Law of Monopolies: Basic Work and Supplements, Volumes 1-3

General editor E. Susan Singleton,
Consultant editor Alison Firth


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This established loose-leaf work examines the laws on restrictive agreements, monopolies, and mergers in the jurisdictions of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the European Community. Anti-trust laws have rarely been more vigorously enforced with fines of millions of pounds imposed in the US, EU, UK and other jurisdictions on a regular basis. Some states, including the US and the UK, have introduced criminal liability for corporate executives who breach anti-cartel legislation. Many companies operate in an international environment and need a work which can provide analysis of legislation in several jurisdictions, a unique feature of this regularly updated work.

Comparative Law of Monopolies: Basic Work and Supplements, Volumes 1 -3 first describes competition law - on Section 1 of the Sherman Act, Article 81and 82 of the Treaty of Rome, Sections 1 to 21 of the German law against Restraints of Competition, and the UK Competition Act 1998 and Enterprise Act 2002 to help understand the rules governing anti-competitive practices, mergers and monopolies. It then analyses the current laws applying on a county-by-country basis. Lastly, it offers a novel feature: a detailed exploration of the similarities and differences between countries' practices.

Through this comparison and contrast of concepts of monopoly/dominance, abusive conduct, and merger control, the reader gains a real understanding of the current objectives of antitrust policy.

Practical features include a table of cases for easy reference, outlines and overviews of various substantive provisions of law, and an extensive index. A supplement service allows the three-volume basic work to remain current with two supplements published each year and available via an annual subscription.

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Last Updated 07/01/1988
Update Frequency Updated 3 times annually
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9781853338267
SKU 10058914-0001
Table of Contents
    1. Introduction

    2. National Laws of Monopoly

    Summary of Antitrust Laws
    Sherman Act
    Clayton Act
    Federal Trade Commission Act
    Robinson--Patman Act
    Interlocking Directorates
    Joint Ventures
    Jurisdiction Aspects

    Competition Laws
    Article 81
    Crisis Cartels
    Joint Ventures
    Article 86
    Intellectual Property and the Free Movement of Goods

    Substantive Provisions
    Control of Market Dominance
    Merger Control

    Substantive Provisions
    Merger Control
    Competition Act

    3. Comparative Evaluation of Anti-Monopoly Laws in the four Jurisdictions

    4. Procedural Aspects