IUS/04 (DIRITTO COMMERCIALE)
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E AZIENDALI
Corso di studio
ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION - ECONOMIA, FINANZA E INTEGRAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE
Industrial Organization and Market Regulation
Primo Semestre (28/09/2020 - 22/12/2020)
44 ore di attività frontale
General knowledge about European Union and its institutions (Commission, Parliament, Council, Court of Justice)
The aim of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive and functional knowledge of EU competition law:
- main topics
- issues and current debate related to its enforcement.
After attending the course, students will be:
- aware about how some business practices (contracts, settings of the distribution chains, price or market policies, mergers and acquisitions, etc.), under some conditions, may breach the law;
- aware of the risks that, recurring one of those cases, the firms involved must face, both with public authorities and private subjects (other firms, consumers, etc.).
Programma e contenuti
EU Competition law: the legal framework (origin, sources, objectives and material scope of application)
Market definition and market power
Horizontal and vertical agreements (Art. 101 TFEU - Reg. (UE) n. 330/2010)
Abuse of dominant position (Art. 102 TFEU)
Concentrations (Reg. (UE) 139/2004)
Public and private enforcement
Lectures: each lecture will discuss specific legal and policy issues in the enforcement of EU competition law, examining the relevant legal provisions, case-law and/or Commission’s decisions.
Testi di riferimento
R. Whish, Competition Law, 9th edition, Oxford University Press 2018 (only Chapters 1 to 8, 13 to 19 and 21).
A. Jones, B. Sufrin and N. Dunne, EU Competition Law. Text, Cases and Materials, 7th edition, Oxford University Press, 2019.
E. Fox and D. Gerard, EU Competition Law. Cases, Texts and Context, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.
G. Monti, EC Competition Law, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Modalità verifica apprendimento
- In-class written examination (essay questions) or oral examination, depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 emergency