|Course code module||MREC0150|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Instructor(s)||Anne-Marie Van den Bossche|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Competences as acquired after succesful completion of Bachelor of Law programme.
The course cannot be taken without succesful completion of Law of the European Union (2BREC-20) and Commercial and economic law (3BREC-35).
Law of the European Union (2BREC-20) AND Commercial and economic law (3BREC-35)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Upon completion of the course students know how to apply the European competition rules to agreements, decisions of associations or enterprises, concerted practices and the unilateral behaviour of dominant companies.
Students are familiar with the assessment system and assessment criteria of concentrations(M&A), subsidies and other forms of state aid.
Students know how to challenge Commission decisions before the European Courts, relying on the relevant legislation, policy documents and precedents.
3. Course content
The course deals with European competition law and covers both the rules addressed to enterprises. (cartels, abuse of dominant position, concentration) and the rules addressed to Member States (state aid). In addition to the substantive rules, ample attention will be devoted to procedural aspects, including judicial protection both during and after the administrative procedure.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Tutorials
Personal work: Portfolio
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookOpen bookOpen questions
Continuous assessment: Assignments
Portfolio: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
MONTAGNIE, Y. (Ed), Mededingingsrecht in kort bestek, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2006.
W. DEVROE, Y. MONTAGNIE & A.M. VAN DEN BOSSCHE (Red)., Larcier Thema Wetboek Mededingingsrecht. Bronnenboek Belgisch en Europees mededingingsrecht, Brussel, Larcier, 2008.
7. Recommended reading - study material