LL425E Half Unit
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Dr Pablo Ibanez Colomo
This course is available on the Executive LLM. This course is not available as an outside option.
Available to Executive LLM students only. This course will be offered on the Executive LLM during the four year degree period. The Department of Law will not offer all Executive LLM courses every year, although some of the more popular courses may be offered in each year, or more than once each year. Please note that whilst it is the Department of Law's intention to offer all Executive LLM courses, its ability to do so will depend on the availability of the staff member in question. For more information please refer to the Department of Law website.
The course is a comprehensive study of the main features of competition law. While the focus is on EU competition law, reference will be made to the laws of other jurisdictions (e.g. the United States and the UK) when these offer relevant points for comparison. The first part of the course examines the history and aims of competition law. It considers the role of economic analysis and its limitations in the light of non-economic considerations. The second part is a review of the major substantive fields: restrictive practices; the regulation of monopolies and dominant positions; distribution and cooperation agreements and merger control. The third part addresses the public and private enforcement of competition law.
24-26 hours of contact time.
Students will have the option of producing a formative exam question of 2000 words to be delivered one month from the end of the module’s teaching session by email.
Whish and Bailey Competition Law (7th edn, 2011); Jones & Sufrin, EC Competition Law: Cases and Materials 4th ed (2010); Geradin, Layne-Farrar, and Petit, EU Competition Law and Economics (2011); Monti, EC Competition Law (2007); Bellamy & Child European Community Law of Competition (6th edn, 2007); Faull & Nikpay, The EC Law of Competition (2007).
Either a take-home examination or 8,000 word assessed essay (100%).
Total students 2012/13: Unavailable
Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable
Value: Half Unit