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Competition Law and Antitrust Law: IALS Library Guides

An introduction to the library's holdings on competition and antitrust law

Competition law and antitrust law

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Guide last updated October 2023

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This guide aims to give a brief introduction to the Library's holdings on Competition Law and Antitrust Law. Please consult the Library Catalogue for complete information on current titles and locations. If you require further assistance please contact us.

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Introduction to the Library Catalogue

This Subject Guide only lists a selection of Library resources on  Competition Law and Antitrust Law. To find additional resources you will need to search the Library Catalogue, which covers the complete holdings of the Library. It is possible to search for books, journals and series of law reports by author, title or keyword. Please note it is not possible to search for individual chapters, journal articles or legislation (e.g. individual Acts or SIs).

IALS Library is mainly open access and readers are able to browse the shelves in the main collection. There are two main exceptions to this:

  • Older items (marked RES or Depository on the catalogue record) are kept in the closed basement.
  • Key texts for LLM students are often kept in the Short Loan collection.

Please request these at the Library Enquiry Desk.

Please click here for more information on understanding the catalogue record. For further guidance on the location of materials please refer to our guide Finding your way in the library.


The Library classifies textbooks either by jurisdiction (GO13, GA2 etc.) or according to subject area, examples of which include Comparative Law (SB), Public International Law (SG) and Private International Law/ Conflict of Laws (SH). Textbooks 

All classmark sections have a FOL section for oversize volumes, which is located on the same floor of the Library.

When you are searching the Library Catalogue for books, please note that only the current edition is held on the open shelves or in the Short Loan collection. IALS has a rich collection of previous editions held in the closed basement and these will display a Depository number on the catalogue. Please request previous editions from the Issue & Enquiry Desk.

Comparative antitrust and competition law material is shelved at SB40
European Union antitrust and competition law material is shelved at GO1.A1.D.2 and at GO1.A8.D.2

The following list represents a selection of textbooks on antitrust and competition law. Please check the catalogue records for further information and location. Titles marked as e-books may also be available in print. Access from home requires your IALS library barcode and your  family name.  E books with 'open access' status on the catalogue are available to all users of this guide. 

Anderman, S.    EU competition law and intellectual property rights 2nd ed. 2011

Bailey, D. & John, L. Bellamy and Child: European Union law of  competition   8th ed. 2018

Blackstone’s UK and EU competition documents  8th ed.  2015 

Bishop, S & Walker, M.  The economics of EC competition law  3rd ed. 2010

Brealey, M. & George, K. Competition litigation: UK practice and procedure 2019        

Colino, S.  Competition law of the EU and UK 8th ed. 2019

Dabbah, M.  International and comparative competition law 2010 CUP (e-book)   

Dabbah, M. & Lasok, P.  Merger control worldwide 2nd ed. CUP 2012 (e-book)             

Faull, J. & Nikpay, A. The EU law of competition. 3rd ed. OUP 2014 (e-book)     

Gerber, D.J. Competition Law and Antitrust: A Global Guide. 2020 OUP (e-book)

Jones, A.  Jones and Sufrin's  EU competition law: text, cases and materials. 8th ed. 2023

Lianos, I. Competition law: analysis, cases and materials. 2019    

‚ÄčNiels, G. Economics for competition lawyers 3rd ed. 2023        

Rose, V.& Bailey, D.  Bellamy and Child: Materials on European Union law of Competition. 2015

Wadlow, C.  The law of passing off: unfair competition by misrepresentation  6th ed. 2021 S & M   (e-book)

Whelan, P. Research handbook on cartels  Elgar 2023 (e-book)

Whish, R.  Competition law. 10th ed. 2021


IALS Library gives access to a wide selection of current serial titles on competition law and antitrust law from many different jurisdictions. These are located on all floors of the Library. Some titles are only in print while others are electronic sources.  For more detailed help, please refer to the guide on Finding journal articles. The following titles focus particularly on competition law and antitrust law but there may be relevant articles in less specialised journals. 

Antitrust bulletin  E-Journal

Antitrust law journal  E-Journal 

Competition law journal E-Journal

Common market law review  E-Journal

Competition law review    Open Access

European competition law review E-Journal

European law review E-Journal

IIC: International review of intellectual property and competition law E-Journal

Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb

World competition: law and economics review

Legislation and law reports

If you are interested in legislation or cases concerning competition law and antitrust law issues in specific countries you will need to consult the legislation or law reports for that jurisdiction.

Consult the Library Catalogue to find the general classmark for the country you require. Consult consolidations of legislation, digests or indexes to trace particular acts or cases.

Academic users may also use databases like Lexis/Westlaw to find UK, US, EU or international decisions. For further information please refer to the or ask at the Library Enquiry Desk.

Please refer to the serials section of this guide to find relevant law report series.

You may also find it useful to refer to our guides on finding Legislation and Cases or check to see if we have a Jurisdiction Research Guide for the country you are interested in.

Free internet sources

Eagle-i is an internet portal maintained and updated by IALS library staff. It allows you to search for quality web resources on competition and antitrust law.

A valuable free source is BAILII, the British and Irish Legal information Institute which is based and maintained at IALS. It provides free access to full text UK judgments and legislation on a wide range of subjects including competition and antitrust law and also links to other free World Law databases. Jurisdictions covered in these resources include Commonwealth countries eg. AustLII  (Australia) and CanLII (Canada), France, Germany, Italy, the USA and South Africa.

The following represent a sample of the available quality individual web resources on competition and antitrust law.

American Antitrust Institute

Competition Appeal Tribunal (UK)

Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLASF)

European Commission. Competition

IDEA: The IP Law review (University of New Hampshire)

LLRX - New Horizons: Resources for International Competition Law Research