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Competition law: EU

Subjects: Law

EU competition law

  • Articles 101 to 109 TFEU and Protocol No 27 on the internal market and competition
  • The Merger Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004) and its implementing rules (Commission Regulation (EC) No 802/2004);
  • Articles 37, 106 and 345 TFEU for public undertakings
  • Articles 14, 59, 93, 106, 107, 108 and 114 TFEU for public services, services of general interest and services of general economic interest;
  • Protocol No 26 on services of general interest;
  • Article 36 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Competition disputes within the EU may be heard by either the EU Commission – Competition Directorate-General (DG Competition) - and/or by a court.

It is important to know whether you are looking for a DG Competition decision or for a court judgment, and if the latter, to be aware that there is more than one court with jurisdiction.

Cases before DG Competition may result in a Commission decision, which will be published in the L series of the Official Journal.  Commission decisions may be subsequently challenged in court.

The EU courts which hear competition cases are the General Court (EGC) (formerly the Court of First Instance) and the Court of Justice (CJEU).

Holders of an Oxford SSO will find that they have online access to a number of relevant titles via the following:

Finding commentary in the Law Library

The majority of books on EU competition law will be on open shelf on Level 3, one floor above the entrance level. The books in this section have shelf marks beginning Euro Comm. 
(Superseded editions - identified by (sec coll) at the end of the shelf mark - are also available on open shelf but on the Ground Floor of the library)

Looking for a Reading List title?

When you search SOLO for books on your Reading List you may find that the location is shown as Law Library Reserve Collection.  An EU competition law book held in the Law Reserve will have a shelf mark beginning KW.  If you would like to read one (or more) of these books, please come to the Law Enquiry Desk on Level 2, with your Oxford University or Bodleian Reader's Card, and ask for them there.

Open Access available to all with access to the internet

Related Bodleian guide