2019-2020 / DROI0992-4

Advanced EU Competition Law - Institutions, Enforcement and Procedure


20h Th

Number of credits

 Specialised master in European law3 crédits 


David Anderson, David Henry



Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

European competition law is governed by complex institutional and procedural mechanisms, which are based on the intervention of specialized administrative authorities and jurisdictions (at the both national and European levels) with different modus operandi. In addition, these organs are in constant motion. The Commission's recent initiatives in the fields of private enforcement, settlements (transactions and commitments), regulation through sector inquiries, arbitration, etc. is likely to remould the entire enforcement system in place to date.
The course aims at (i) providing a panorama of the various organs entrusted with enforcement duties in the field of EU competition law ; (ii) describing the rules governing the decision-making process witin the Commission (procedural issues mainly) and (iii) examining the issue of the judicial remedies made available to private and natural persons before the European courts.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, students have acquired a thorough knowledge of a specific area of European competition law.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

EU Competition Law

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught using a traditional method of ex cathedra teaching. However, the course is essentially participatory and requires personal readings and interventions during the oral course.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Ex-cathedra + in-class discussions with the students

Recommended or required readings

Detailled slides
Recommanded reading :
L. ORTIZ BLANCO, European Community Competition Procedure, Oxford University Press

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks