Updated in 2017. The notes are the summary of the key points of the lecture with some landmark cases. Direct and easy to understand for exam purposes.
CHAPTER 1 - AN OVERVIEW OF EU COMPETITION LAW
Competition Policy; History of Competition Law; Introduction to the Structure of the EU Competition Rules
CHAPTER 2 - COMPETITION REGIME ARTICLE 101
Explaination on the elements of Article 101. Precludes restrictive agreements between independent market operators (horizontal-between parties operating at the same level of the economy (actual competitor)/vertical- btw parties operating at different levels (manufacturer and its distributor). Agreements between undertakings, Decision of an association, Concerted Practice, Affect on Trade
CHAPTER 3: EXEMPTION UNDER ARTICLE 101(3).
Scope of the possibility of obtaining an exemption under Article 101(3): individual and block exemption
CHAPTER 4: CONSEQUENCES OF INFRINGEMENT OF ARTICLE 101
What are the consequences of infringement, the enforceability of fines and private actions for damages?
CHAPTER 5: COMPETITION REGIME ARTICLE 102
Overview of a company having dominant position, including collective dominance;
CHAPTER 6: ARTICLE 102 – ABUSE OF A DOMINANT POSITION
Test to determine the relevant market (Relevant market) and the factors to consider. The types of conduct that could be considered an abuse under Article 102
CHAPTER 7: ARTICLE 102 - CONSEQUENCES OF INFRINGEMENT
Consequences of infringement and enforcement in applying Article 102 to exclusionary practices
CHAPTER 8: EU MERGER & REMEDIES
Summary of scope and application of the EU Merger Regulation & connected procedures, An overview of merger remedies, i.e. remedies types available, the legal and procedural aspects of negotiating formal remedial undertakings.
|Institution||University Of Cambridge (unaffiliated)|
|Level||Masters / PHD|
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