EC Competition Law

A Critical Assessment

Edited by: Guiliano Amato, Assimakis Komninos, Claus-Dieter Ehlermann

This book, co-written by a team of European competition law specialists, offers critical perspectives on the whole range of issues in EU competition law. The book has two distinctive features. The first is that, unlike similar works which present the law from either an enforcement agency or practitioner perspective in a fairly conventional manner, this work offers fresh, critical reflections on the state of the law. The second is that the authors are young academics, practitioners, and administrators who have worked in the relevant fields and who are relatively new "voices" in the competition law literature. Drawn from diverse jurisdictions and professional backgrounds, the authors bring a distinctively European feel - for instance, not drawing exclusively on English language literature - and manage to introduce debates that have been taking place in the non-English language world, thereby assisting a more comprehensive dialogue in this field. The diversity in their professional backgrounds means that each chapter adopts a different perspective, with some chapters focusing on practical solutions to problems, and others exploring more general theoretical questions. The textbook-like structure places the issues in their appropriate contexts and ensures that readers see how the discussion in each chapter links with the body of law as a whole. The impact of EU competition law beyond Europe also means that this book will appeal to lawyers in the US, Australia, Canada, and other countries.

836 pages

Publication Date: 5/3/2007
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841136752