Competition Law and Policy in the EU and UK provides a focused guide to the main provisions and policies at issue in the UK and EU, including topics such as anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, mergers and Brexit.

The book’s contents are tailored to cover all major topics in competition law teaching, and the authors’ clear and accessible writing style offers an engaging and easy-to-follow overview of the subject for course use. The sixth edition provides a full update for this well-established title and takes recent developments into account, including those in the case law surrounding the concept of ‘object’ agreements under Art 101 TFEU, the concept of abuse under Art 102 TFEU, the treatment of online multi-sided platform markets, and the development of private enforcement. Chapters focus on the substantive laws of the UK and EU and demonstrate how competition law affects business including co-ordinated action, pricing behaviour, takeovers and mergers. Information is presented within a structured framework, complete with discussion of the UK enforcement structures following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The book includes a wealth of pedagogical features, including chapter overviews and summaries, discussion questions and further reading.

Clear, focused and student-friendly, this book offers a comprehensive resource for students taking competition law courses and will be of interest to postgraduate students and legal professionals looking for an introduction to the topic.

1. Introduction to competition policy and practice  2. Enforcement of UK and EU competition prohibitions  3. Private enforcement  4. Control of anti-competitive agreements  5. Cartels: deterrence, leniency and criminalisation  6. Control of abuse of dominance  7. UK Market investigations  8. Control of mergers