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030036 KU European Competition Procedures (2021S)

Procedural Law of EU Competition cases and before the ECJ

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 30 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 01.03. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital (Kickoff Class)
Monday 08.03. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 15.03. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 22.03. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 12.04. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 19.04. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 26.04. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 03.05. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 10.05. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 17.05. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 31.05. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 07.06. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 14.06. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Monday 21.06. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course shall give an overview of procedural aspects or European Competition law. While introducing and always reflecting the material rules of the cartel prohibition (Art 101 TFEU) and the prohibition to abuse a dominant position (Art 102 TFEU), students shall be introduced to the essentials of both public and private competition law enforcement practice. To that end, we shall discuss issues such as the EU Commissions enforcement powers under Reg 1/2003, such as investigative powers like dawn-raids as well an enforcement tool such as fines, commitments and adjacent policies such as settlements, leniency etc. Judicial review in competition law will be another major part of the course, touching upon issues such as due process and rights of defence. Ultimately, the damage directive and following national legislation will be covered.
Topics will be presented on the basis of legislative documents as well as relevant soft law instruments as well as case law.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in the discussion in class as well as a presentation on aspects of the topics of the course will be the basis to assess individual performances in the course. Students are invited to introduce knowledge of national competition law systems in the discussion.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are required to take part in at least 8 sessions of the course and give a presentation on a selected topic covered. In case of further unavoidable absences, a paper may be handed in.

Examination topics

Reading list

Whish/Bailey, Competition Law
Lenaerts, Maselis, Gutman, EU Procedural Law
Jones, Sufrin, EU Competition Law

Association in the course directory

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