Whish and Bailey’s Competition Law is the definitive textbook on this subject. An authoritative treatment of competition law is paired with an easy-to-follow writing style to make this book a comprehensive guide to the subject; essential reading for law students, practitioners, and officials.Explaining the economic context within which competition law operates in the UK, EU, and internationally, Whish and Bailey examine the constituent parts of the law and evaluate their effect on commercial phenomena. Key aspects are examined in detail, including mergers, horizontal and vertical agreements, the Abuse of Dominance, intellectual property and the obligations of Member States under the EU. The book also scrutinizes fundamental Acts and Articles providing readers with context, consequences and an overview of how these are applied in practice. Clear, detailed, and critical, this is an unparalleled guide and stand-alone resource on competition law.