3 ECTS credits
90 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 6006062FNR for all students in the 2nd semester at a (F) Master - specialised level.

Semester
2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Impossible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Taught in
English
Faculty
Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department
International and European Law
Educational team
Ben SMULDERS (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
26 contact hours Lecture
Course Content

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's 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

Course material
Handbook (Required) : Competition Law, 7th edition, Richard Whish&David Bailey, 2011
Additional info

This course will be given in English.

Cases and materials are distributed in the beginning of the course.

Learning Outcomes

Algemene competenties

The purpose of the course is to outline the main principles of the European Community's 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.

Grading

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:

  • Examen Mondeling with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

    Note: Upon 20

Additional info regarding evaluation

Oral examination (gradng 0 - 20).

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Laws in International and European Law: Standaard traject