Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

European Competition Law and Economics: Cartels and Other Evils

when 7 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 750

This course deals with the effects of European Competition Law on the behaviour of businesses in the European Union (EU). An effective common market within the EU requires a fair and undistorted competition. Hence the European Commission (EC) vigorously attacks cartels. A recent example is the ‘cooperation’ between 7 seven international groups of companies – Chungwa, LG Electronics, Philips, Samsung SDI, Panasonic, Toshiba, MTPD (currently a Panasonic subsidiary) and Technicolor (formerly Thomson) – which fixed prices, shared markets, allocated customers between themselves and restricted their output. In this case the European Commission imposed a total fine of € 1.47 billion in 2012.

Course leader

prof. dr Wilco J. Oostwouder (professor of corporate finance law UU and attorney at law Loyens & Loeff NV) and Mr. drs. Marc Custers and dr. Marc Wiggers, (Attorneys at law Loyens & Loeff NV)

Target group

Ambitious advanced bachelor and master students (law, economics) who are anxious to know more about the public enforcement of European Competition Law and compliance with anti-trust rules.

Course aim

To give advanced bachelor students (Law, Economics) an insight into the backgrounds of the public enforcement of European Competition law and its effects on the behavior of businesses, and vice versa, and to make them familiar with the career opportunities after a Master in Law & Economics or Economics & Law.

Fee info

EUR 750: € 750 - Course + course materials + housing
€ 550 - Course + course materials



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