3 ECTS credits
90 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 6006062FNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (F) Master - specialised level.
The purpose of the course is to develop a thorough understanding, both from a theoretical and practical perspective, of a subject matter that is key to any person professionally engaged in a modern economy facing the challenges of globalization: the law and economics of international competition policy. The primary (but not exclusive) focus is on the main principles of the European Union's competition policy, not only given the size of the EU economy and its population but also since it increasingly serves as a model for the competition law of many countries outside the EU. Within the area of competition law, in particular restrictive practices, abuses of dominant position, mergers and public undertakings with special or exclusive rights are considered. For that purpose, reference is made to legislation and policy documents, important judgments of the European Court of Justice, decisions of the European Commission and doctrine. Both substantive and procedural questions are examined, as well as international aspects. Attention is also given to the political and economic rationale of competition rules, with a special emphasis on the role of economic analysis in the enforcement of competition law as well as the legality and acceptability of enforcement in light of the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, in particular the right to a fair trial and the freedom of commerce
This course will be given in English.
Cases and materials are distributed in the beginning of the course.
The purpose of the course is to outline the main principles of EU competition policy in respect of restrictive practices, abuses of dominant position, mergers, public undertakings with special or exclusive rights and State Aid. Reference is made to legislation, important judgments of the European Court of Justice and decisions of the European Commission. Both substantive and procedural questions are considered, as well as international aspects.
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 100% of the final mark.
Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
Oral examination (grading 0 - 20).
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of International and European Law: Standaard traject