Utrecht, Netherlands

Ins-and-outs of Market Competition in the EU

when 8 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 450

The principles of market competition have spread over the globe with an extreme speed. From less than 50 jurisdictions having a competition law after World War II, now we have more 150 countries who have adopted the principles of open markets and free competition. All of them have also enacted competition laws. Given the growing importance of these principles, and the leadership position of the EU in enforcing them, this summer school focuses on teaching the ins- and outs- of EU competition law.

Specifically, we will pay in-depth attention to: the prohibition of cartels under Article 101 TFEU and the prohibition of abuse of dominant position under Article 102 TFEU. Finally, we will examine the merger control system of the European Union. This summer course is going to draw on theory as well as practice, with specific examples from the enforcement challenges faced by the European Commission and national competition authorities of the European Union.

Course leader

Georgieva, Z.R. (Zlatina)

Target group

This is a foundational course, suitable for anyone with an interest in the field of EU competition law. Some pre-existing knowledge of law and/or economics would be seen as an advantage.

Fee info

EUR 450: Course fee: €450.00
Included: Course + course materials
Housing fee: €250
Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School
If this course is taken together with 'Global Power and Technology: Competition, innovation and technological advancement through standardization in the EU', the fee for participating in both courses is € 750.