Course ObjectiveThe course provides an introduction to European competition law. By the
end of the course, students will be able to analyze and discuss European
competition law on a highly advanced level.
Course ContentThe course deals with all central aspects of EU competition law:
agreements, the abuse of a dominant position, and merger control.
Additionally, we will take a close look at the US antitrust debate at
various points. In particular, the course focuses on the growing
concerns regarding the anti-competitive practices of the "Big Tech"
companies. In this context we will also address the economic and
political dimension of competition law: can markets still work
efficiently and fairly in the presence of significant economic
concentration? Does the growing concentration of economic power unduly
undermine individual freedoms and democratic decision-making? And which
instruments does competition law provide to keep these threats in check?
Teaching MethodsThe course includes lectures, discussions and a moot court exercise.
Method of AssessmentFinal assignment (take-home exam) and assignments related to the moot
LiteratureTo be announced on Canvas
Target AudienceApart from regular students, the course is also available for:
Students from other universities/faculties
Contractor (students who pay for one course)
Courses of a Master's programme of the faculty can only be taken if you
have a diploma that allows admission to the Master's
programme/specialisation in question.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
|Course Coordinator||C. Kaupa|
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