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QLLM463 European Union Competition Law 1 (Sem 1)

Module description

EU competition law is based on the rules contained in Articles 101-109 of the Treaty on The Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (formerly Articles 81-89 EC) and upon subsequent secondary legislation. The focus of the module will be however on Articles 101 TFEU.

EU competition rules are applied by the Directorate General (DG COMP) of the European Commission, the Directorate in charge of competition matters; there is also shared competence with designated national competition authorities (NCAs) in relation to the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU. Decisions of the Commission are the principal means of enforcement in competition cases. The Commission’s decisions are subject to review by the General Court of the EU (GCEU) (formerly the Court of First Instance (CFI)) and the Court of Justice of the EU/European Court of Justice (CJEU/ECJ). This has created an extensive case-law in competition law matters and reference will be made to this case law.

In addition to considering substantive issues, the module will also deal with enforcement mechanisms and sanctions as well as other relevant issues of practice and procedure.

Corequisites

QLLM464 European Union Competition Law 2

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination

Credits

22.5 credits

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