For the world's biggest law firms, competition law is a lucrative business, so it is crucial for the barristers they instruct to be at the very top of their game. Dominic Carman identifies the leading sets and profiles their most highly-regarded performers
The Treaty of Rome turns 50 next year. Its signing was the genesis of today’s European Union (EU). Its impact on competition was felt in the celebrated Articles 85 and 86 (later renamed 81 and 82). These outlawed restrictive practices and abuse of a dominant position. Following the enactment of the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002, UK competition law is now largely based on Articles 81 and 82 of the revised treaty.
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