LAW30640 Competition Law in Practice

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module examines how EU Competition Law operates in practice.
Art 101 TFEU prohibits anti-competitive arrangements among market actors and Art 102 TFEU prohibits the abuse of a dominant position by one or more undertakings.
Taking a practical and problem based perspective, analysis is made of market strategies such as price fixing and market sharing cartels, discriminatory rebates and unfair pricing and other practices.
Each student is expected t to participate ACTIVELY and positively in practical learning exercises both in class and outside class time.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion, diligent students should have learned how to:1. independently research primary and secondary sources of EU competition law from a solidly informed platform 2. analyse judgments and decisions from a practical perspective, and 3. provide comprehensive legal advice to hypothetical litigants under TFEU Articles 101 and 102

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Inclination towards problem based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Law 20340 EU Economic Law

Learning Recommendations:


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: closed book examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Written feedback will posted on Brightspace after all grading is completed

Mandatory textbook.

Jones, Sufrin & Dunne, "EU Competition Law: Text Cases and Materials (7th ed., OUP, 2019)

This book was prescribed for students last year so second hand copies should be available. If you are interested in a electronic version, please check with the library.