|Course Code :||9100RECECL|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st semester|
|Study load (hours):||140|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||English|
|Exam period:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Tutor(s)||Anne-Marie Van Den Bossche|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
- Competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school
An active knowlegde of :
2. Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students know how to apply the European competition rules to agreements, decisions of associations of undertakings, concerted practices and the unilateral behaviour of dominant companies.
Students are familiar with the assessment (system) 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 contents
The course deals with European competition law and covers both the rules addressed to undertakings (cartels, abuse of dominant position, concentration) as 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
Class contact teaching: Lectures
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written without oral presentationOpen bookOpen-question
6. Study material
Wouter Devroe, Paul Nihoul, Anne-Marie Van den Bossche, Christophe Verdure, Sourcebook on EU Competition law 2011-2012 (second edition), Brussel, Larcier, 2011, 848 p., ISBN 978-2-8044-4816-5.
1.* Damian Chalmers, Gareth Davies, Giorgio Monti, European Union Law. Text and Materials, Second Edition, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 2010, ISBN: 9780521121514
2. Powerpoint presentation which will be available via Blackboard.
3. Cases and official EU-documents as will be announced during the course and on Blackboard.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
A. JONES & B. SUFRIN, EU Competition law. Text, Cases and Materials, 4th Ed., Oxford, OUP, 2010.
7. Contact information
Anne-Marie Van den Bossche is available for questions during the breaks and after classes.
(+)last update: 04/10/2011 14:41 anne-marie.vandenbossche