Evident basic knowledge of European law (recommended reading: Craig & de Búrca, EU Law, Text, Cases and Materials, Oxford University Press)
Over the years, European competition law has almost become a specialisation in itself. This course provides the participants with an opportunity to become familiar with the relevant legislation, case law and practice.
The first part of the course focuses on the core of European competition law: the prohibition of cartels and the prohibition of an abuse of a dominant position. The second part of the course concentrates on various related subjects, such as the enforcement of competition law, merger control and the multi-jurisdictional context in which European competition law is applied (i.e. applied simultaneously with US antitrust law and competition law of the 27 EC Member States).
The participants will be introduced to both the substantive and procedural aspects of this area of European law and to the system of case law of the Courts of the European Union and will be taught to systematically read and analyse cases as well as legislation of the EC. Furthermore, students will be introduced to carrying out legal research in European law through the internet in order to acquire the skills which are vital in their further career.
During the course, students will be required to familiarise themselves thoroughly with the materials of the subject matter. Active participation of the students during classes is required.
Classes will be interactive; students are expected to participate in discussions on case-law.
Objectives of the course:
The students will
learn to recognize competition law issues;
know how to find and select relevant information about competition law;
obtain the quality to apply competition law information to competition law cases;
acquire the knowledge to analyze competition law cases.
After this course, students will:
have a good understanding of the structure and nature of European Competition law; and
be able to systematically read case law of the European Courts of Justice and analyse the essential parts
See: http://www.leidenuniv.nl/rechten/osi/wg/ .
Mode of instruction
Number of (2 hour) seminars: 11
Names of instructors: A.E. Beumer LLM
Required preparation by students: Students are expected to be familiar with the prescribed materials with a view to taking part in class discussions.
Written exam (80%)
Moot court presentation (20%)
Areas to be tested within the exam
The examination syllabus consists of the required reading (literature) for the course, the course information guide and the subjects taught in the lectures, the seminars and all other instructions which are part of the course.
The course will be supported by Blackboard. On Blackboard, reference will be made to additional information, organisational as well as substantial matters. Blackboard will also be used to give students the opportunity to ask questions.
More information on this course is offered in “Blackboard”: http://blackboard.leidenuniv.nl/.
Obligatory course materials
Course information guide:
- Reader, available at Onderwijsmaterialen (KOG, room A.045)
Recommended course materials:
N. Foster, “Blackstone’s EU Treaties and Legislation”, 2010-2011, 21st Edition.
P.J. Slot and A.C. Johnston, “Introduction to Competition Law”, 1st English edition, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2006.
Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis.
Coordinator: Ms Francine Oldenhof
Work address: KOG, room B1.19
Contact information: By appointment though secretariat
Telephone number: +31 71 527 7760
Institution: Public Law
Division: European Law
Room number secretariat: KOG, room B1.21 (secretariat)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00
Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 7760
Belangstellenden die deze cursus in het kader van Contractonderwijs willen volgen (met tentamen), vinden hier meer informatie over kosten, inschrijving, voorwaarden, etc.