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LAW8560 : Competition Law in a Global Context (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

Companies increasingly operate in global markets with little regard for the boundaries of the nation State, and yet commercial behavious in one part of the world can cause ripple effects in many jurisdictions due to economic integration. This module delivers research-led teaching on topic and commercially relevant situations to consider how competition law attempts to deal with anti-competitive behaviour from both within and beyond its jurisdictional borders from both a civil law, and increasingly, criminal law perspective. Each themed seminar will commence by focusing on the policy underlying that area, followed by consideration of how that policy is applied in the EU and UK principally, often alongside some comparative study of competition law in other jurisdictions such as the United States, China and Canada.

Essentially the module will focus on the legal scrutiny of four broad categories of behaviour and how these are addressed in different jurisdictions: monopolistic behaviour; anti-competitive agreements; merger control; and State aids. An awareness of competition law and its impact upon business not only equips students with legal skills but also provides students with a greater commercial awareness that will be useful for all students, irrespective of their chosen career path.

Outline Of Syllabus

• Introduction to competition policy and law
• Competition law in global markets
• Institutional design – a question for developed and developing economies
• Cartels and anti-competitive agreements
• Criminalisation and leniency
• Control of monopoly power
• Merger control
• State intervention in the market

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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