International and Foreign Competition Law Research Guide

A guide to assist you in researching international and foreign antitrust issues, covering specialized electronic databases, secondary sources, and primary law sources.

E.U. Competition Law

There is a wealth of information available about antitrust activities and polices in the European Union. This section will provide some specific information on locating E.U. legislation, cases, and other useful materials.

  • European Commission: E.U. Competition Policy
    Best place to start your research on antitrust and competition law in the E.U. Use the menu bar near the top of the page to browse by policy, by topic (antitrust, cartels, mergers, and state aid) and by industry sector. Scroll down for quick links to relevant E.U. treaty provisions, legislation and case law.

Cases & Commission Decisions

The European Commission on Competition serves as the monitoring and enforcement power and issues decisions. The European Court of Justice also rules on antitrust cases.

  • CMLR Antitrust Reports KJE925.5.C853
    This monthly reporter includes Commission decisions, court judgments, latest actions, and status of pending cases in the area of antitrust.
  • Competition Cases from the European Union KJC6456.A54 2008
    The subtitle of this book is “the ultimate guide to leading cases of the EU and all 27 member states” and it offers country-by-country summaries of major cases on anti-competitive practices, abuse of dominance, and merger control.
  • European Commission: Competition Case Law
    This is a database of antitrust commission decisions only. The search function is somewhat complicated, but does offer searching by sector and filters for document type, decision type, and legal basis. Does not support full-text keyword searching, so most useful for locating information and documents for a particular case or if searching for cases involving a particular company.
  • European Court of Justice: Curia Case Law Database
    This comprehensive database includes all published ECJ case law since mid-June 1997 and some unpublished decisions since May 2004. Most materials are available in English.
  • Reports of Cases Before the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance KJE924.5 .C68
    This is the official print reporter for ECJ cases. There is a significant time lag from what is available on the court website.


The following resources will help you to quickly identify and retrieve E.U. competition legislation:

Secondary Sources on EU Competition Law