EC Competition Law: Text, Cases & Materials: Text, Cases and Materials Paperback – 25 Oct 2007
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Review from previous edition: "The cases are excellent: the right mix of facts, judgement and comment." --Erika Szyszczak, Professor of Law, University of Leicester
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Alison Jones is Reader in Law at King's College London. Brenda Sufrin is Professor of Law at the University of Bristol.
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The book is very comprehensive and covers not only competition law itself, but also the underlying political, social and, in particular, economic concepts and rationales. It relies heavily on case law and additional sources, but also takes legal practice into account, which makes it sometimes less academic (and perfect for my course). It is also one of the few of its kind that is up to date and `Lisbon proof'.
However, I should point out that the structure is sometimes indeed very confusing, as pointed out by another reviewer. For example, there are chapters that almost exclusively deal with the competition policy per branch (e.g. collusion and abuse of dominance), whereas others deal with the notion of cartels and oligopolies in general. In the end you might have to read multiple chapters in order to fully grasp a specific legal concept. Moreover, the chapters do not seem to be ordered in a logical manner, so you actually have to take a good look at the table of contents.
What disappointed me the most is that the book has no chapter on state aid. Instead, the chapter is provided electronically (PDF) via the Online Resource Centre. It took me a while to discover this. Frankly, I find this unacceptable. When I purchase a book, I expect it to comprise all the relevant chapters so that I do not have to rely on my computer or have to print it out myself.Read more ›
This book is of no use for practitioners or students alike.
Compared to Whish (a popular book on this subject), this book contains more detailed analysis of the caselaw (which undoubtely forms an important part of EC competition law). Also provides a better historical background and highlight of economic concepts underlying the legal principles. But given its depth, this book can be frustrating to read as a single chapter can span over a hundred pages. So not the book you would want if you just want a quick introduction to the subject or short summaries of EC case-law and guidelines/notices (Whish much better for these purposes). But this is the book to get if you really want a good understanding of EC competition law.
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This book is clear, illustrated by numerous examples or cases extracts to help the reader to understand EU competition law.Published on 23 Nov. 2012 by G. Kelly
There is a lot of good information in the book, however it has to be, without doubt, one of the most boring legal textbooks I've ever picked up.Published on 21 Mar. 2012 by T
Very complete, if you work with competition law is a must have!!! It's Really BIG, a little bit difficult to move arround with it, but with a lot of good cases about the subject.Published on 4 Jun. 2010 by JOAO Lima Neto
This book may seem a little long in comparison to other textbooks in this area. In our view, this is a mistaken view: the book is littered with useful case and academic extracts,... Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2010 by Jack W. Bissell
This isn't a book one turns to for entertainment or to get a quick overview of competition law - it is a book one uses in order to seriously get to grips with the subject. Read morePublished on 15 Feb. 2009 by Michael Zymler