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The Article 102 TFEU Bible is Out

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Many competition bibles are released lately.

Today’s bible is clearly, and without the shadow of a doubt, THE reference on Article 102 TFEU.

I guess everyone should thank Robert O’Donoghue and Jorge Padilla for the assistance they have provided to the competition community since the 1st ed.

There is a world before and a world after “The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU“.

Clearly, this book should be compulsory reading for anyone approaching the law of abuse of dominance.

I guess it should even be subsidised by agencies.

I paste below the official announcement on Hart Publishing’s website.

The bottom line on what the publishing market tells us: a good bible needs a Spanish author (with the possible exception of this one :)).

New 2nd Edition

The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU

By Robert O’Donoghue and Jorge Padilla

The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU is a comprehensive, integrated treatment of the legal and economic principles that underpin the application of Article 102 TFEU to the behaviour of dominant firms. Traditional concerns of monopoly behaviour, such as predatory pricing, refusals to deal, excessive pricing, tying and bundling, discount practices and unlawful discrimination are treated in detail through a review of the applicable economic principles, the case law and decisional practice and more recent economic and legal writings. In addition, the major constituent elements of Article 102 TFEU, such as market definition, dominance, effect on trade and applicable remedies are considered at length. Jointly authored by a lawyer and an economist, The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU contains an integrated approach to the legal and economic principles that frame policy in this major area of competition law.  Although written primarily with practitioners and in-house lawyers in mind, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in competition law enforcement against monopoly behaviour.

Robert O’Donoghue is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, London and Brussels.

A Jorge Padilla is Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe.

October 2013   1078pp   Hbk   9781849461399

RSP: £145 / €188

20% Discount Price: £116 / €150.40

Order Online in the UK, EU and Rest of World

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If you would like to place an order you can do so through the Hart Publishing website (link above). To receive the discount please type the reference ‘CCB’ in the voucher code field and click ‘apply’.

Written by Nicolas Petit

15 October 2013 at 1:53 pm