This book provides the reader with a comprehensive analysis of US Federal Antitrust and EC Competition Law. It is encyclopaedic in coverage: examining every constituent element of the law and landmark decisions from the perspectives of economics and policy goals, explaining their implications for commercial operations and advocating policy reforms where necessary.
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword, Right Hon. Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG, QC; Preface, Herbert Hovenkamp; Introduction; Restrictrive agreements: legal requirements; Agreements and concerted practices; Permissible horizontal restraints; Group boycotts; Information exchange agreements; Vertical resale restrictions; Market definition and dominance; Market abuse and monopolization: legal requirement; Leverage theory and tying; Refusal to supply; Exclusive dealing arrangements; Predatory pricing; Price discrimination; Horizontal mergers and acquisitions; Conglomerate and vertical mergers; Limitations and conclusions; Index.
'This is an excellent one volume comparative study. The economic analysis is modest but adequate for the job. As a result one with little or no understanding of formal economics ought to be able to profit from reading it. Further, the author is not excessively doctrinaire and is able to analyze a wide variety of perspectives without noticeable bias. This is a book that should belong on every competition and antitrust lawyers' shelf.' Herbert Hovenkamp, University of Iowa, USA 'The strength of this book lies in the balance it has struck between achieving breadth in its scope of coverage and depth in its analysis of the competition laws of the United States and the European Community. The author has done a commendable job of integrating both the doctrinal and theoretical facets of the subject matter into his discussion of the legal frameworks of each jurisdiction and should be congratulated for making a valuable contribution to the literature in this field.' Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 'It is a pleasure to welcome this new book on European Competition and US antitrust law and policy.' Rt. Hon. Sir Francis Jacobs, FCMG, QC, (formerly, Advocate-General Court of Justice of the European Communities) 'This book is an important contribution to the work of comparing EU and US antitrust laws and will be welcomed by all actors in the field.' Hans Henrik Lidgard, University of Lund, Sweden 'This book is a great achievement. It is hoped it will receive the attention and dissemination it deserves.' Common Market Law Review