Changes in EC electricity law are happening with amazing speed, and those changes are greater still when compared with the time required to understand them. This book is designed to provide both coverage and depth in relation to Europe's newly liberalised electricity sector and to the network of rules that govern it.In an exhaustive analysis, this book explains the current law, while taking account of imminent changes and anticipating further developments. Thorough case studies relating to the electricity sectors in France and in England & Wales are also provided for a more concrete understanding. The centrepiece chapter is devoted to reflections concerning the impact which the EC Treaty rules on competition and the free movement of goods will have on the functioning of an internal electricity market.For legal and ecomic practitioners as well as researchers, lawmakers, investors, and business leaders whose work requires a true understanding of the changes in the electricity industry in Europe, this book will serve as an essential reference work in the coming years.Mel Marquis obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Seattle at the University of Washington, and after serving as an officer of the US Army, attended Seton Hall Law School in Newark, N.J. He was awarded his J.D. magna cum laude in 1998, graduated a semester early, and was admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars.In the Spring of 1998, Mr. Marquis worked as a stagiaire for Judge Rafael Garcia-Valdecasas at the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg. His experience in Luxembourg prompted him to begin giving guest lectures to American law students interested in community law.After working as an attorney in the United States, Mr. Marquis spent a year as a William J. Fulbright legal research scholar at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His research, focused particularly on EC competition law and the regulated industries, culminated in his book Introducing Free Markets and Competition to the Electricity Sector inEurope.Mr Marquis currently works in Brussels as an associate for Van Bael & Bellis. At the moment he is concentrating his personal research on intellectual property issues within the antitrust context, as well as emerging issues such as the impact of antitrust on the media, telecommunications, and the internet. He will be lecturing on EC competition law this Summer as a guest at the University of Parma.