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European Competition Law - LAW00014M

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  • Department: The York Law School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Kathryn Wright
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

Competition law sets the ground rules for relationships between firms in the market, limiting anticompetitive agreements and abuse of market power. The module will cover:

- the aims and economic underpinnings of EU and UK competition law

- substantive provisions on agreements between firms and abuse of dominance - Article 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

- institutions and procedures in the enforcement of competition rules

- recent and forthcoming reforms, for example on private enforcement and collective redress

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

1. Identify types of behaviour by firms and market circumstances which engage competition law and policy, and apply EU and UK competition law governing this behaviour

2. Explain the institutions and procedures involved in EU and UK competition law enforcement, with an appreciation of the international context of enforcement

3. Assess the impact of competition law on firms business dealings, including the consequences of breach

4. Advise firms on evidential requirements and on their procedural rights in investigations and proceedings brought by competition authorities

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Portfolio
N/A 30
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam
N/A 70

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Portfolio
N/A 30
Open Examination (7 day week)
Open Exam
N/A 70

Module feedback

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Indicative reading

Richard Whish & David Bailey Competition Law 7th edn, Oxford University Press, 2012

Moritz Lorenz, An Introduction to EU Competition Law, Cambridge University Press, 2013

Giorgio Monti, EC Competition Law Cambridge University Press, 2007



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