Competition Law

2019-2020

Course Objective

The 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 Content

The course deals with all central aspects of EU competition law:
horizontal
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 Methods

The course includes lectures, discussions and a moot court exercise.

Method of Assessment

Final assignment (take-home exam) and assignments related to the moot
court exercise.

Literature

To be announced on Canvas

Target Audience

Apart from regular students, the course is also available for:
Students from other universities/faculties
Exchange students
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.

General Information

Course Code R_Eur.comp.l
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Law
Course Coordinator C. Kaupa
Examiner C. Kaupa
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

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