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The Competition Law Journal provides competition practitioners with a reliable source of analysis on the law and practice in the UK and EU. Its primary focus is on all aspects of UK competition law, from legal, economic and policy perspectives. It also addresses important developments in EU and international competition law. Combining authoritative editorial comment and articles, the Journal is edited and articles are written by leading practitioners in the field and includes analysis of essential case law, CMA and European Commission decisions and relevant economic analysis presented in an accessible, practitioner-focused manner.

Published quarterly, to keep you fully up-to-date with the latest developments, Competition Law Journal is a key reference in every competition and corporate law library.

Competition Law Journal provides:

  • concise, practitioner-focused articles on UK, European and international competition law and practice
  • cutting edge commentary on cases, news and developments
  • accessible economic analysis of recent cases and other competition developments

Consultant Editor

The Hon Mr Justice Roth, Judge of the High Court (Chancery Division) and President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal


Sarah Long, Partner, Euclid Law Limited
Andrew North, Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Matthew O'Regan, Barrister, St John's Chambers

Advisory Board

David Bailey, Barrister, Brick Court Chambers
Christopher Brown, Barrister, Matrix Chambers
Sarah Cardell, General Counsel, Competition and Markets Authority
Charles Dhanowa OBE QC (Hon), Registrar, Competition Appeal Tribunal
Molly Herron, Senior Legal Counsel, Antitrust EMEA, Novartis International AG
Josh Holmes QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers
Anneli Howard, Barrister, Monckton Chambers
Matthew Johnson, Partner, Oxera Consulting LLP
Nicholas Khan QC, Barrister, European Commission Legal Service
Nicholas Levy, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP
Ben Rayment, Barrister, Monckton Chambers
Ian Rose, Vice-President, Compliance, Volvo Trucks AB
Tom Usher, Partner, Macfarlanes LLP
Richard Whish QC (Hon), Emeritus Professor of Law, King's College, London

Four issues per year (excl. 2018 with only two issues)

ISSN (Print): 1476-9085
ISSN (Online): 2516-5771

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Volume 18, Issue 1 (April 2019)

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Lawyers come from Mars, and Economists come from Venus – or is it the other way round? Some thoughts on expert economic evidence in competition cases
Sir Marcus Smith

BritNed v ABB: lessons from the first follow-on damages claim to reach judgment in the English Courts
Lara Hall

Vertical restraints in an online world: competition authorities gear up their enforcement approach in the digital economy
Marc Israel, Jacquelyn MacLennan and Jan Jeram

Excessive intervention? A review of recent excessive pricing investigations
Bojana Ignjatovic and Paul Hutchinson

CMA Focus

Personalised pricing in the digital era
Alex Schofield

Economic Focus

Vertical mergers and the vGUPPI: quantifying vertical foreclosure
Ilaria Fanton, Spyros Droukopoulos and Matthew Johnson

Book Reviews

Pier Luigi Parcu and Giorgio Monti (eds), Private Enforcement of EU Competition Law: The Impact of the Damages Directive
Reviewed by Matthew O’Regan