Advanced EU Competition Law


The objective is for students to acquire a thorough knowledge of the legal framework, the dynamic nature and the scope of EU competition law and policy. Special attention is paid to new developments in the case law and current key issues, such as competition in information and communication technologies.



The legal framework of European Competition law as such is analysed (Articles 101-106 TFEU). It sets out the objectives, policy, framework and principles of EU competition law (with focus on Articles 101-102 TFEU) in a dynamic and case based context. The broader context (internal market, state aids and mergers) is hereby highlighted.

Special attention is devoted to recent developments and the modernisation and decentralisation of EU competition law including networking effects (ECN).

The class takes an interactive approach, possibly with occasional guest lectures (eg. EU Commission, Belgian Competition Authority).

Classes are interactive. Students have to prepare the topics of the classes in advance of class discussion so as to acquire the necessary legal tools and skills to master new developments in EU law.

Key words: 
European Competition law, anti-trust law, cartels, abuse of dominant position, relevant market, concept of undertaking, internal and external territorial scope, group exemptions, state aids, merger control, modernisation and decentralisation, intellectual property rights
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