The third edition of Faull and Nikpay: The EU Law of Competition has just been published.

This is a significantly expanded edition:

Fully updated in this third edition, the work includes full coverage of the latest legislation, case law and guidance, giving competition lawyers a comprehensive commentary on recent developments. It includes new material on industries of growing importance in the competition field, including Pharma and High Tech. It also analyses the R&D and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations, the revised Verticals Block Exemption Regulation, and the Technology Transfer Block Exemption. Key cases covered in this edition include Telefonica, Microsoft, Intel, Rambus, RWE, and GdF.


The Communications chapter that I co-wrote in the first and second editions has been replaced with separate telecoms and media chapters written by two great DG COMP experts. (After completing my own book on technology – Competition Law and Regulation of Technology Markets – I didn’t feel I had enough original to say to give the Communications chapter the complete rewrite it needed.)

I continued to contribute to the IP chapter, together with Luc Peeperkorn and Lars Kjolbye.

Get it while it’s hot.