European Business Law

Semestre Semestre 1
Crédits ECTS 5


European Business Law encompasses two main topics of European Law: the Law of the Internal Market and Competition Law. The four freedoms of the internal market (i.e. free movement of people, goods, services and capital) form the basis, in the European treaties, of the internal market and make business across borders much easier and cheaper. Further legal rules are contained in European directives aimed at harmonizing domestic legal provisions in order to improve the functioning of the internal market. This course will focus on the internal (i.e. European) and external (i.e. international) dimensions of the European internal market: how to import and export goods within and to the European Union, how to provide services and establish in the European Union. Some of the major external agreements between the EU and third countries will also be addressed.
Competition Law is the other major part of European Business Law and deals with antitrust, mergers, state aid, etc. The international dimension of EU Competition Law will form a significant part of this course, taking into account the growing number of merger transactions having an international dimension and the global dimension of anti-competitive practices.

Contrôles des connaissances

Assessment :
a) Individual written assignment(s) (50% of module grade).
b) Final in-class exam (50% of module grade).

Informations complémentaires

Teacher : Michel Cannarsa