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Competition Law of European Community

Competition Law of European Community

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With treatise-style explanations by prominent authors, D. Reed Freeman, Jr., and J. Trevor Hughes, their expert opinions add to the full text of laws, regulations, state laws and enforcement actions from the 35 states that have relevant privacy laws, as well as the full text of privacy laws in 30 international markets and the EU. The full text of key court decisions, regulatory enforcement actions and policy documents are all headnoted. Current developments are highlighted in the monthly Report Letter.

This Kluwer Law International treatise reflects the modernization of EC competition law that has occurred over recent years and also covers changes that took place on 1 May 2004. This includes the accession of ten new Member States to the EU; new procedural rules on the enforcement of Articles 81 and 82; and the Merger Regulation and the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation.

The 2004 edition reflects the modernisation of EC competition law that has occurred over recent years, culminating in the fundamental changes that took place on 1 May 2004. In addition to the accession of ten new Member States to the EU, this date witnessed the entry into force of the new procedural rules on the enforcement of Articles 81 and 82, the Merger Regulation and the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation.

Material covered in this edition includes the following:

  • the merger control regime;
  • the enhanced role of the national competition authorities and courts
  • in the enforcement of the EC competition rules;
  • the rules on intellectual property licensing;
  • the block exemptions applicable to both vertical and horizontal arrangements;
  • the fining and leniency rules of the Commission, particularly in the field of cartels;
  • the limits being imposed by the European Courts on the Commission's discretion in the decision-making process;
  • the application of the competition rules to the Internet, telecommunications, transport, postal services, energy, and other special sectors.

This authoritative edition of a classic work stands out as a comprehensive, up-to-date and above all practical analysis of the EC competition rules as developed by the Commission and the European Courts. Like its predecessors, it will be of significant value to both businesspersons and their legal advisers.

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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. BASIC PRINCIPLES

3. VERTICAL AGREEMENTS

4. HORIZONTAL AGREEMENTS: CARTELS

5. HORIZONTAL AGREEMENTS: COOPERATION AGREEMENTS

6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

7. CONTROL OF MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND CERTAIN JOINT VENTURES

8. ABUSE OF A DOMINANT POSITION

9. STATE INVOLVEMENT IN COMPETITION

10. PROCEDURE

11. PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT

12. SPECIAL SECTORS

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