Course covers the following topics:


  • Structure and socio-economic functions of the EU (incl. European Commission and its role in regulating the EU Internal Market)
  • EU principles (subsidiarity, proportionality and non-discrimination on the grounds of nationality)
  • Types of EU legislation (EU Regulations, Directives, Decisions)
  • EU law principles national laws of EU Member States (direct effect and the primacy/supremacy of EU law)
  • Applicability of EU law by companies related to their national origin, ownership structure, type and place of operation
  • Free movement of GOODS, PEOPLE (workers and freedom of establishment), SERVICES and CAPITAL
  • Role of the prohibition of STATE AID distorting competition in the Internal Market, taking note of COVID-19 related developments
  • Special treatment of Services of general economic interest (such as education and health)
  • Purpose, scope and applicability of EU Competition Law (ECL), noting its treatment of COVID-19-related crisis
  • Key concepts of ECL incl. relevant market
  • Identification of market practices covered by ECL: abuse of dominance, anticompetitive multilateral practices and M&A with EU dimension
  • Negotiated vs. repressive enforcement of ECL
  • Article 101 TFEU – conditional prohibition of anticompetitive multilateral practices; eg cases: Consumer Detergent (EU) cartel, LCD (Asian) cartel; BA/AA/Iberia; eBooks incl. role of Apple
  • Article 102 TFEU – unconditional prohibition of abuse; eg cases: Microsoft, Google, Samsung
  • EUMR – supervision over mergers with EU dimension; eg Carrefor/Ahold; Universal/EMI Rec.; Microsoft/Linkedin

Next course: November 2020 - University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management ERASMUS/IBP programme (open to all University of Warsaw students including all exchange students)

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