PPSOPR Competition Law

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2006
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Michal Petr, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Michal Petr, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. Josef Bejček, CSc.
Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Lucie Malá
Timetable of Seminar Groups
PPSOPR/1: No timetable has been entered into IS.
PPSOPR/2: No timetable has been entered into IS.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 88 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/88, only registered: 0/88, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/88
Course objectives
The subject aims at providing students with a deeper insight into the complex questions of economic competition protection. The introductory part focuses on the definition of basic competition-law terms and the relation of competition law to other branches of law. It also explains the relation between competition law on the communitary level and law of the individual EU member states. Furthermore, students will be introduced in detail to the three basic competition law institutions, i.e., banned agreements, dominating position misuse and company merger check. The final part is devoted to the questions of the communitary competition law application on both the communitary and national levels. All these topics will be covered with special respect to the practice of the Antitrust Office. The aim of the subject is to make students familiar with the mechanism of economic competition protection legal regulation and make them ready for practical work with relevant sources of communitary law and judicature. Students should acquire the ability of basic examination of certain acts from the perspective of competition law, they should propose a solution for the sake of reaching compliance and react to legal acts of the Commission or the Antitrust Office, respectively.
  • 1.Competition law in general – object and purpose of competition law, distinction between national and communitary competition law, competition law and public and private interests protection, basic terms (competitor, relevant market, agreements and their forms, dominating position, checkup), competition law and other branches of law (unfair competition, price law, economic dependence, public support) 2.Banned agreements – horizontal agreements, vertical, mixed (examples), exemptions from ban on agreements (de minimis rule, block exceptions, ex lege exceptions) 3.Dominating position (market power analysis, fors of misuse – examples) 4.Competition law application in the field of the Antitrust Office competence and the Commission competence (investigative competence, power to take decisions, sanctions and measures for correction, judicial review, ECN) 6.Competition law application by courts, private enforcement 5.Company merger – concept of merger, communitary dimension merger, allocation of cases, ban on realising mergers, merger reviewing (dominance test, SLC test, efficiencies, obligations, conditions and limitations, ancillary restraints), proceedings in the matter of company merger (proceedings by the Antitrust Office, proceedings by the Commission, judicial review)
  • Raus, D., Neruda, R. Zákon o ochraně hospodářské soutěže - komentář a související české i komunitární předpisy. 2. vydání. Praha: Linde, 2006, 672 s.
  • Raus, D., Neruda, R. Hospodářská soutěž po vstupu ČR do EU. Praha:PB Books, 2005, 360 s.
  • Bednář, J., Buchta, J., Petr, M. Zákon o ochraně hospodářské soutěže s komentářem. 2. aktualizované a přepracované vydání. Praha: Linde, 2006, 232 s
  • Bellamy, C., Child, G. European Community Law of Competiton. Fifth Edition. London: Sečet & Maxwell, 2001, 1338 s.
  • Goyder, D. G. EC Competition Law. Fourth Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003, 592 s.
  • Ritter, L., Braun, W. D. European Competition Law: A Practicioner’s Guide. Third Edition. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2004, 1226 s.
  • Wils, W. Principles of European Antitrust Enforcement. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2005,187 s.
  • Wish, R. Competition Law. Fifth Edition. London: LexisNexis, 2003, 989 s.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2006, recent)
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