The training program aims to promote rigorous legal and economic analysis of competition matters, as well as competition policy reforms in the EU on a global scale and to provide a forum for discussion among and between experts and non-specialists interested in the subject.
The EU Competition Law, Politics and Economics training program is organized in a modular structure, with a strong focus on the theory and practice of EU competition law (from an advanced introduction to a highly technical level). During this course, a series of modules are dispatched for reduced groups of participants at a time, allowing for a very interactive training format.
The program of the EU Competition Law course systematically covers the constituent provisions of EU competition law and the merger regulation. Subsequent modules will look at specific business phenomena – joint ventures, cartels, distribution agreements and licenses of intellectual property rights considering how the law impacts upon each of them. The final modules focus on specific problems of EU competition law procedure and enforcement.
The course covers issues related to the business, policy and regulatory environment and standard essential patents.