European Community of Law of Competition, This brand new updating supplement, written in the same precise and authoritative style for which Bellamy & Child is famous, brings the main work up to date and incorporates all substantive developments since publication of the 6th edition in January 2008. It is an essential purchase for all who already own the Main Work, and maintains its currency.
The main body of the supplement contains paragraph by paragraph updating of Main Work, indicating in relation to particular paragraphs of the book what changes to the law as stated have arisen 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. Key legislative developments commented on include the Commission's settlement procedure, and the non-horizontal merger guidelines and State Aid measures adopted in response to the banking crisis. Updates on recent case law include cases on margin squeeze, and agreements with an anti-competitive object, as well as on the ongoing Microsoft litigation.
The supplement also contains headline news from the Community institutions listing important cases and legislative developments since the publication of the Main Work in the EC courts, and the Commission, and headline news relating to important developments in the courts of the member States, listed in chronological order with a short description and cross reference to the relevant paragraph in the book. A further section outlines developments relating to mergers, and also included is a list updating the reporting of cases, indicating which cases were not reported at the time of the sixth edition but have now been included in the CMLRs or ECRs.