Course syllabus OHS - EU Competition Law (ŠAVŠ - Sklad předmětů)

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Course title: EU Competition Law
Semester: -- item not defined --
Course supervisor: doc. JUDr. Václav Šmejkal, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Law and Economics (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: Bachelor state examination
Time allowance: full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/12 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture
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:
1.Concept and definition of economic competition in European and Czech law (allowance 0/0)
2.Sources of competition law and of relevant competition information (allowance 0/0)
3.Cartel agreements I (allowance 0/0)
4.Cartel agreements II (allowance 0/0)
5.Concerted practices and cartel decisions of associations of undertakings (allowance 0/0)
6.Exemptions from prohibition of cartels (allowance 0/0)
7.Relevant market definition (allowance 0/0)
8.Abuse of dominant position -- exploitative practices (allowance 0/0)
9.Abuse of dominant position -- exclusionary practices (allowance 0/0)
10.Market supervisory bodies -- their search and sanction powers (allowance 0/0)
11.Control of concentrations -- duties of merging parties, EC merger procedure (allowance 0/0)
12.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 methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures24 h12 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)0 h4 h
Self-study
     Course reading and ongoing preparation30 h42 h
     Ongoing evaluation26 h26 h
     Composing of presentation4 h0 h
     Preparation for final test28 h28 h
Total112 h112 h
 
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendanceCombined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation10 %10 %
Presentation15 %0 %
Mid-term test(s)15 %30 %
Final test60 %60 %
Total100 %100 %
 
Course completion:
One short written test 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. The test carries the 15 % weight in the final assessment. Another 15 % of the final assessment can be gianed by preparing an individual presentation on an assigned topic presented in class. In combined/distance studies there is, due to a limited number of meetings, 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:
Basic:
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.
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: English
BAILEY, D. -- WHISH, R. Competition Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 1152 p. ISBN 978-0-19-877906-3.
EZRACHI, A. EU Competition Law. An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases . Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2018. 800 p. ISBN 978-1-50-992039-6.

Recommended:
ec.europa.eu/comm/competition
www.compet.cz
www.globalcompetitionreview.com
Language of instruction: Czech
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.
Language of instruction: English
ALBORS-LLORENS, A. -- GOYDER, J. Goyder´s EC Competition Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 697 p. ISBN 978-0-19-923230-7.

Study plans:
N-EM-GPP Law in the Global Business Environment, full-time form, initial academic year SS 2014/2015
N-EM-GPP Law in the Global Business Environment, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2016/2017
N-EM-GPP Law in the Global Business Environment, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2017/2018
Track NMPPE International Business and Law full-time form, initial academic year SS 2018/2019
Track NMPP International Business and Law full-time form, initial academic year SS 2018/2019
Track NMPP International Business and Law full-time form, initial academic year SS 2018/2019
Track NMPP International Business and Law full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
Track NMPPE International Business and Law full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
Track NMPP International Business and Law part-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
Track NMPP International Business and Law full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
Track NMPPE International Business and Law full-time form, initial academic year SS 2019/2020
Track NMPP International Business and Law full-time form, initial academic year SS 2019/2020
Track NMPP International Business and Law part-time form, initial academic year SS 2019/2020
Track NMPP International Business and Law full-time form, initial academic year SS 2019/2020
 
Run in the period of: SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018   (and older)
Course tutor: doc. JUDr. Václav Šmejkal, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech, English
Room: Mladá Boleslav


Last modification made by doc. JUDr. Václav Šmejkal, Ph.D. on 07/01/2019.

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