European Union Competition Law is a comprehensive textbook covering all major aspects of this intriguing part of Union law. Prepared by a group of distinguished specialists from European universities, the book sheds light on the various pillars of EU competition law that prevent unlawful restrictions of competition within the internal market. The focus is on anti-competitive agreements, abuses of a dominant position, mergers and state aid measures. Both substantive and procedural issues are covered,
including not only public but also private enforcement. In addition, introductory chapters allow readers to immerse themselves in general concepts of EU competition law. Moreover, where appropriate, the book refers to competition policy and ongoing developments.
To ensure it is user-friendly, each chapter provides a basic discussion in the main text, while additional detailed explanations are included in the footnotes where their inclusion in the main text might obscure a common thread of thought. This means that the book can be used by those who are beginning to explore the intricacies of competition law as well as by more advanced readers looking for in-depth explanations, alternative opinions, special data, etc. A detailed table of contents helps readers navigate the chapters. Moreover, the book contains the tables of relevant hard law, case law and soft law, and the index.