Course syllabus OHS - EU Competition Law (ŠAVŠ - WS 2017/2018)

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Course title:
EU Competition Law
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Course supervisor:
Supervising department:
Prerequisites for registration: Bachelor state examination
Time allowance:
full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Type of study:
Form of teaching:
Mode of completion and credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Course objective:
This course will introduce students to the analysis of those rights and duties of undertakings that arise from competition law of the European Union. Teaching, in class discussion and presentations will be based on relevant case-law (both EU and CZ) as well as on practical examples and legal textbooks.
Course methods: This course will be taught in blocs containing a lecture as such, then a discussion in class and also individual tasks focused at solution of competition cases. Students will be required to study at home and to prepare and present their own individual presentation on an assigned topic (once during semester).
Course content:
Concept and definition of economic competition in European and Czech law (allowance 0/0)
Sources of competition law and of relevant competition information (allowance 0/0)
Cartel agreements I (allowance 0/0)
Cartel agreements II (allowance 0/0)
5.Concerted practices and cartel decisions of associations of undertakings (allowance 0/0)
Exemptions from prohibition of cartels (allowance 0/0)
Relevant market definition (allowance 0/0)
8.Abuse of dominant position -- exploitative practices (allowance 0/0)
Abuse of dominant position -- exclusionary practices (allowance 0/0)
Market supervisory bodies -- their search and sanction powers (allowance 0/0)
Control of concentrations -- duties of merging parties, EC merger procedure (allowance 0/0)
Summary and revision (allowance 0/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
Will analyze practical situations of distortion of competition, will distinguish and connect their factual and legal side, will draw conclusions for their solution in accordance with EU law
-Will define and explain the basic sources and concepts of EU competition law, will express in his/her own words their practical meaning
Will explain the ban on cartels, will illustrate it on the cases dealt with by the Court of Justice, will apply it in practical situations of corporate practice
Will explain the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position, will illustrate it on the cases dealt with by the Court of Justice, will apply it in practical situations of corporate practice

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures24 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)
0 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation
30 h
     Ongoing evaluation
26 h
     Composing of presentation
4 h
     Preparation for final test
28 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
10 %
Presentation15 %
Mid-term test(s)
15 %
Final test
60 %
100 %
Course completion:
Two short written tests during the semester focusing on the learning outcomes listed as LOs 1,2, i.e. importace and consequences of competition law sources, principles and notions of competition law for firms, especially in cases of cartel collusions. Each test carries the 15 % weight in the final assessment. One of the short tests can be replaced by an individual presentation prepared by a student on assigned topic. In combined/distance studies there is, due to a limited number of meetings, just 1 mid-term test with 30 % weight in the final assessment. Final exam combining written part with subsequent oral discussion focusing the learning outcomes lisetd as LOs 2,3,4, i.e. analysis and solution of case-situations and evaluation of firm's practical compliance with competition law. Final exam carries the 60 % weight in the final assessment. Participation to at least 80 % of in-class activities (incl. taking part in discussions) represents 10 % of the final assessment. Each requirement contributing to the final assessment should be successfuly completed by at least 40 %.
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Set of basic text and documents provided to students upfront via SAVS information system plus readings distributed by lecturer during the semester. Powerpoint presentations provided by lecturer after each class. On-line consulations with the lecturer during the whole semester.
Reading list:
PETR, M. Zakázané dohody a zneužívání dominantního postavení v ČR. Praha : C.H.Beck, 2010. 607 p. ISBN 978-80-7400-307-3.
ŠMEJKAL, V. -- DUFKOVÁ, B. Průvodce aktuální judikaturou Soudního dvora EU k ochraně hospodářské soutěže: 77 rozsudků z let 2006-2015. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Právnická fakulta-Vydáno v nakladatelství Eva Rozkotová , 2015. 230 p.
ŠMEJKAL, V. Soutěžní politika a právo Evropské unie 1950-2015 : vývoj, mezníky, tendence a komentované dokumenty. Praha: Leges, 2015. 336 p. ISBN 978-80-7502-108-3.
PETR, M. Modernizace komunitárního soutěžního práva. Praha: CH Beck, 2008. 220 p. ISBN 978-80-7400-077-5.
Language of instruction: Czech
ŠMEJKAL, V. -- TICHÁČKOVÁ, K. Dokumenty ke studiu práva ochrany hospodářské soutěže Evropské unie. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Právnická fakulta, 2016. 366 p. Scripta iuridica 15. ISBN 978-80-87975-51-0.

RAUS, D. -- NERUDA, R. Hospodářská soutěž po vstupu ČR do EU. 1st ed. Brno: CP Books, 2005. 359 p. ISBN 80-251-0394-3.
ALBORS-LLORENS, A. -- GOYDER, J. Goyder´s EC Competition Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 697 p. ISBN 978-0-19-923230-7.
KINDL, J. -- SVOBODA, P. -- MUNKOVÁ , J. Soutěžní právo . Praha: C.H.Beck, 2012. 648 p. ISBN 978-80-7400-424-7.
ARMENTANO, D. Proč odstranit antimonopolní zákonodárství. Praha : Liberální institut, 2000. 122 p. ISBN 80-86389-04-9.
Whish R., Competition Law, Fifth Edition, Oxford University Press 2005

Study plans:
Field of study N-EM-GPP Law in the Global Business Environment, full-time form, initial period SS 2015/2016, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Run in the period of:
Course tutor:
doc. JUDr. Václav Šmejkal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Teaching language:
Room: Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Ing. Zuzana Hejhalová on 11/14/2017.

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