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Bellamy & Child: The European Community Law of Competition: Second Cumulative Supplement

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Author(s): Rose, Vivien; Roth, Peter, QC;
Classification(s): Competition law / Antitrust law;
ISBN-13: 9780199639694
ISBN-10: 0199639698
Publication Date: 12 Jan 2012
Imprint: Oxford University Press
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Dimensions: W: 174 mm / H: 244 mm
  • This supplement updates Bellamy & Child, covering key developments from January 2008 to August 2011.
  • Paragraph by paragraph updating of the Main Work
  • Commentary on the significance of legislative and case law developments.
  • Highlights new cases and legislation from the Community institutions and significant developments in the courts of the member states including The Vertical Agreements block exemption and Guidelines; the new block exemption for specialisation and R&D agreements; the Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines; the Court of Justice's judgment in Alrosa and the judgment of the General Court in the AstraZeneca case.
  • Updates on merger cases and materials

This brand new updating supplement, written in the same precise and authoritative style for which Bellamy & Childis famous, brings the Main Work up to date and incorporates both the first supplement as well as all subsequent substantive developments. It is an essential purchase for all who already own the Main Work, and maintains its currency. 

The supplement contains paragraph by paragraph updating of the Main Work, indicating changes to the law arising from recent legislative and case law developments. These are not limited to referring only to the name of the case or new legislative instrument but describe in an appropriate level of detail the significance of the development. 

New legislation covered includes The Vertical Agreements block exemption and Guidelines; the new block exemptions for specialisation and R&D agreements and the Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines. A full update as to case law is also provided including coverage of the Court of Justice's judgment in Alrosa concerning the role of third parties in the Commission's commitments procdure; the judgment of the General Court in the AstraZeneca case analysing asymmetric markets and abusive behavious relating to intellectual property rights; and recent decisions of the English High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal. 

Readership: Practitioners dealing with competition (antitrust), business and EC law; competition and trade authorities; practitioners and regulators in key sectors such as telecommunications, financial services, intellectual property and transport; academics and students specialising in competition, business and EC law; reference libraries; in each case, throughout Europe and worldwide.

1: The Treaty and its Territorial Reach
2: Article 81(1)
3: Article 81(3)
4: Market Definition
5: Common Horizontal Agreements
6: Vertical Agreements Affecting Distribution or Supply
7: Joint Ventures and Similar Collaborative Arrangements
8: Merger Control
9: Intellectual Property Rights
10: Article 82
11: The Competition Rules and the Acts of Member States
12: Sectoral Regimes
13: Enforcement and Procedure
14: The Enforcement of the Competition Rules in the Member States
15: State Aids


Review(s) from previous edition

"All practitioners dealing with commercial law will need access to a copy. - Law Society Gazette

"Bellamy & Child is not a practitioner's handbook, but rather the EU's equivalent of a bible on competition law. To their credit, Bellamy & Child have turned their work into a veritable institution. " - Antitrust, ABA Journal

Author Biography

Vivien Rose, Barrister, member of the Government Legal Service and Competition Appeal Tribunal



Edited by Peter Roth, Justice of the High Court and Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal





Vivien Rose is a Barrister, and a member of the Government Legal Service, and on the panel of chairmen of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

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