Students will be able to understand basic structure and system of European competition law. They will be familiar with the substance of agreements distorting competition, with the abuse of dominant position and with legal regulation of mergers. Interrelations between European and national antitrust laws will be trained. Soft law will be included and principal case law, too. The students will be ready to discern basic situations potentially detrimental to competition and how to avoid them. They have to prove ability to write an analytical essay on competition law issue.
1. Antitrust law, its substance and impact
2. Economics of competition and competition policy
3. European Competition Policy
4. Art. 101/1 of the TFEU
5. Art 101/3 of the TFEU, block exemptions
6. Horizontal and vertical agreements restraining competition
7. Abuse of a dominant position - introduction, Art. 102 of the TFEU
8. Abuse of dominant position - exclusionary abuses and
9. Mergers and acquisitions, introduction into the European control
of concentration between undertakings
10. Assessment of mergers, substantive test, procedure
11. Czech competition law and competition policy, Czech Act on
protection of economic competition
12. Intersection antitrust law / intellectual property law. Hi-tech
and network industries and competition law. Globalization,
liberalization and competition law.
Náhradní obsah: selected parts of: Bellamy/Child: European Community Law of Competition, Oxford 2012; Faull/Nikpay: The EC Law of Competition, Oxford 2014.
DABBAH, Maher M. International and comparative competition law. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. xxxiv, 679. ISBN 9780521736244. info
Lectures and class discussion on the topics prepared by the students (homework inevitable) Comments of case law of European and Czech courts and antitrust authorities. Practicing some antitrust skills . Semester paper on topical issues selected by the students.
Lectures are held for a minimum of 5 students. With smaller number of students attending the course, lectures are replaced with tutorials.
Reading list will be given by the course co-ordinator at the fist lecture or tutorial.
The examination has a written and an oral part.
Examination - credit requirements:
1. Semester paper
2. Written test comprising Yes/No(True/False) or multiple choice questions
3. Discussion on the semester paper
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