Number of credits
|Specialised master in European law||3 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the second semester
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
Recommanded reading :
L. ORTIZ BLANCO, European Community Competition Procedure, Oxford University Press
Assessment methods and criteria