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030410 KU EU Competition Policy (2019W)

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


max. 46 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 12:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum SEM41 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Tuesday 15.10. 12:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum SEM62 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Tuesday 29.10. 12:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Tuesday 05.11. 12:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Tuesday 12.11. 12:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Tuesday 03.12. 12:30 - 15:45 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course provides a general introduction on EU competition policy (Europäische Wettbewerbspolitik). The course first starts with an overview of the goals and historical evolution of EU competition policy. Secondly, the course provides an overview of the key economics concepts and the main economics theories underpinning the enforcement of EU competition policy. Thirdly, the course discusses the system of public and private enforcement of EU competition policy. Finally, the course analyzes the relationship between EU competition and sector-specific regulation in network industries and with intellectual property

The course is suitable for students who are interested to deepen their knowledge on EU law competition law (Kartellrecht).

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation is based on a final written exam. During the exam, students are required to reply to 4 questions, essay style, concerning the topics discussed during the classes. The exam is closed books.

Students who actively participate in the class by summarizing the facts and the content of one of the judgments assigned as reading material will receive a “+”. Every “+” will increase the final grade of 0.25 points, up to a maximum of 1 point.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are required to attend every class of the course and sign the attendance list distributed during the class. A maximum number of 2 absences will be tolerated per student.

Students who skip more than 2 classes due to prolonged sickness should submit the medical krankmedung to the lecturer. In such case, the absence will not be counted. No other justification will be tolerated (i.e. jobs related reasons).

Students are required to be enrolled on U:Space, at least on the waiting list.

Examination topics

Reading list

The reading materials are based on ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and legislation shared with the students via Moodle platform.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 05.08.2019 15:07