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MARSDEN Ph. - Law of Competition in the EU (40h)

The objective of this course is to allow students to be able to analyse Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and their implementation and application through legal instruments and case-law; an introduction to EU merger control.

On completion of the course, the student will be expected to have gained an in-depth knowledge of the policy and the law of the European Union competition rules applicable to private undertakings.

It will cover General introduction to competition law and policy; market definition; the assessment of market power; Introduction to Article 101(1): agreements, concerted practices and decisions, Article 101(1): the object or effect of preventing, restricting or distorting competition, Article 101(3); Vertical agreements; Cartels, fines and leniency; Article 102 introduction;  Article 102: examples of abuse, pricing and non-pricing abuses; Article 102: non-pricing abuses: some case studies; Mergers: substantive analysis under the ECMR.

Professor: Philip MARSDEN

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