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Oxford Competition Law (OCL) is the only fully integrated service to combine world-renowned market-leading commentaries with rigorous, selective National case reports and analysis from EU member states. The service is continually updated with cases and materials, a must-have for practitioners and legal scholars needing up-to-date information quickly. 

Commentaries
The service comprises enhanced online versions of Bellamy & Child: European Union Law of Competition, Faull & Nikpay on The EU Law of Competition and Whish & Bailey on Competition Law. Bi-annual substantive updates to Bellamy & Child, written to the same exacting standards as the original text, supplement the commentary in the main work. The fully consolidated search and browse functionality across these cornerstone competition law texts enables users to access and compare commentary easily and efficiently, and to move directly to the source material, providing the facility for comprehensive and improved case preparation.

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Source Materials
Oxford Competition Law also includes the majority of relevant EU source material cited in the commentaries and case reports, or contains clear linking to the original source. The materials are annotated with references back to the relevant portion of commentary in Bellamy & Child and Faull & Nikpay.

Case Reports
Oxford Competition Law contains authoritative, peer-reviewed case reports for competition cases at National level in European member states, in addition to key cases at EU level. The reports are carefully selected by an expert team for their significance for competition practitioners across Europe and they enable practitioners to build the experiences of foreign courts into their own case preparation. New case reports are regularly added to OCL, with approximately 100 cases added per year.

The reports contain

  • Full head-note comprising core searchable data about the case
  • Summary of the facts and holdings of the decision
  • Analytical commentary
  • Full-text original judgment of the court or NCA
  • List of cases and source materials cited
  • Translations of key portions of non-English decisions into English

Why Oxford Competition Law?

Oxford Competition Law helps support legal research and save you time by:

  • Cross-searching across Commentary, Cases and Materials
  • Translating key portions of foreign language judgments into English
  • Saving links to favourite books, articles, chapters and commonly used searches within a personalization area, to quickly access in future sessions
  • Filtering search results with a sophisticated subject taxonomy to return the information you need
  • Providing the content how you need it — on-screen, on your tablet, or download to PDF for research on-the-go

Oxford Competition Law supports librarians by providing:

  • Excellent customer support
  • COUNTER-compliant statistics at title level
  • Permanent URLs (DOIs) to include on reading lists and online course packs for every book and chapter
  • MARC21 records available, free of charge
  • OpenURL compliance, connecting citations straight into the library’s catalogue
  • A clear Legal Notice and Privacy Policy, to refer to for issues such as printing and download limits
  • RSS feeds delivering the latest news straight to your desktop

Obtaining access to Oxford Competition Law
Subscriptions and 30-day free-trials are available to institutions and organisations. If you are an academic or a student, you can recommend Oxford Competition Law to your Librarian.