© 1996

A Guide to United Kingdom and European Union Competition Policy

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Framework of Competition Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nick Gardner
      Pages 3-23
    3. Nick Gardner
      Pages 25-43
    4. Nick Gardner
      Pages 45-83
  3. Competition Policy in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Nick Gardner
      Pages 87-96
    3. Nick Gardner
      Pages 97-117
    4. Nick Gardner
      Pages 119-142
    5. Nick Gardner
      Pages 143-165
    6. Nick Gardner
      Pages 167-181
  4. The Impact of Competition Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Nick Gardner
      Pages 185-209
    3. Nick Gardner
      Pages 211-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-227

About this book


This book deals with competition policy from the standpoint of a business executive. It enables a busy reader to go straight to the business practice with which he is concerned and from there to a summary of the authorities' treatment of that practice. At the same time, it provides the reader who wishes to add an appreciation of anti-trust compliance to his professional portfolio with a comprehensive overview of the subject, together with a guide to useful sources of further information.


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About the authors

NICK GARDNER, since his retirement from the British Government Economics Service, has worked as a consultant to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. His Civil Service positions included Chief Economist at the Department of Employment. Previously, at the Department of Industry, he was responsible for economic advice on competition policy, and served as a member of both the Mergers Panel and the Liesner committees on monopolies, mergers and restrictive practices. His civil service career followed a career in the engineering industry. He is the author of Decade of Discontent.

Bibliographic information

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Finance, Business & Banking