Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM083: Competition Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

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Available via distance learning


Competition law is a central area of EU law and policy and has long been seen as the ‘private’ counterpoint to the public field of EU free movement policy.  Yet, more subtlety, competition can address both private (cartels, dominant undertakings and merging firms) and public parties (Member States, public undertakings, State aid).  This module considers the principles of competition law as they relate to these private and public parties and the key current issues in competition policy inter alia in the context of the Global Financial Crisis. The module focuses on the activity of the EU legislature in designing the regulatory framework, the case law of the Court of Justice and General Court of the EU and the dynamics of EU policy responses.  The module is open to all LLM students but is best suited to those who have or are deepening interests in commercial law, the relationship between EU law and national law and the regulation of public and private economic activity.

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