Competition Law (for repeaters)

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode RGMEE50306
Vaknaam Competition Law (for repeaters)
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a (Blok 1)

Uitgebreide vaknaam Competition Law (for repeaters)
Leerdoelen Competition law plays an important role in shaping the economies of most European states as well as the EU’s internal market. It is characterised by an integrated approach to law and economics and results in important behavioural rules for companies as well as public authorities. An academically trained competition lawyer is a designer of competition law documents that integrate economic insights and data with legal analysis. Using sound knowledge and application skills she or he can draft legal documents that describe and critically analyse the legal framework applicable. On the basis of this, she or he can come up with reasoned suggestions for changes to this legal framework. In short, this course will teach you to design legal documents on the basis of the competition law of the EU and economic insights.

After successful completion of this course the student can:

- Explain the economic principles that underlie competition law and its application (marker definition, market power, relation between market structure, conduct and performance);
- Design a legal document concerning the competition law applicable to the actions of a company (e.g. a take-over or an agreement with a competitor) in order to end, amend to defend these actions;
- Choose the optimal route involving the competition laws of the EU and its Member States to ensure the best results for her/his clients;
- Design secondary (decisions, case law) and tertiary (guidance, soft law) competition law.

As is indicated above, designing means that you are capable of choosing a relevant theory, describe and apply this theory to a set of facts and able to critically analyse and review the results and to adapt, where necessary or desirable, the theory.
Omschrijving The course is taught using lectures. Active student participation is expected during the lectures.

The following topics are dealt with:

- Economic principles of competition law
- Principles of competition law
- The prohibition of restrictive agreements (Art. 101 TFEU)
- The prohibition of abuse of dominance (Art. 102 TFEU)
- Merger control (Reg 139/2004)

Students cannot follow this course and the Dutch language course in Mededingingsrecht.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(14 2-hour lectures; This course will have interactive lectures. Students are expected to come prepared to lectures and questions will be made available to the students in advance to enable the socratic teaching method.)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk of mondeling, afhankelijk van het aantal deelnemers
Vaksoort m5-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator prof. mr. dr. H.H.B. Vedder
Docent(en) prof. mr. dr. H.H.B. Vedder
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Will be announced on Studentportal (Nestor)
Entreevoorwaarden This course is only accessible for students that have been fully admitted to a master's degree programme within the Faculty of Law.
  • This directed reading course is intended for students who have this course as a compulsory part in their program.
This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
Students cannot follow this course and the Dutch language course in Mededingingsrecht.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Duale Master - Praktijkmaster Nederlands Recht, Ondernemingsrechtelijke variant 1 semester I a a.verplicht (ovg.regeling)
LLM European Economic Law 1 semester I a a. (compulsory)