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Competition Law (6 ECTS)

Lecturer(s): R.J. Busscher, LLM. MA.Prof. Dr H.H.B. Vedder (coordinator)

When: Block 2

Brief course description:
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.

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)

Teaching method: 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.

Assessment: Assessment is by means of a written exam. The exam consists of essay questions that reflect the topics of the course and test knowledge, insight and critical analysis.  

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

Last modified:13 August 2018 11.37 a.m.