MPP_SOPR Competition Law

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2011
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Michal Petr, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Robert Neruda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
JUDr. Robert Neruda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Michal Petr, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Michal Petr, Ph.D.
Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: JUDr. Jindřiška Šedová, CSc.
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MPP_SOPR/01: No timetable has been entered into IS. R. Neruda, M. Petr
MPP_SOPR/02: No timetable has been entered into IS. R. Neruda, M. Petr
! PPSOPR Competition Law
Předmět předpokládá základní znalosti a dovednosti z oblasti teorie práva.
Uvedené dovednosti lze získat absolvováním předmětu Základy práva.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
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.

At the end of this course students will be able to:
- understand basic mechanisms of regulation of competition;
- work with relevant sources of EC law and judicature;
- assess particular conduct of undertakings from the perspective of competition law and propose solutions in order to remedy competition problems and reach compliance;
- react to legal acts of the Commission or the Antitrust Office.
  • 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, forms 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)
  • 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)
  • 6.Competition law application by courts, private enforcement.
  • 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.
Teaching methods
Lectures, practical examples, discussion of solved cases, argumentation.
Assessment methods
The course finishes with a written exam. Students allowed to take the exam after passing a mid-term test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PPSOPR.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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