|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (5,000-6,000 WORDS)||80%|
|Semester Assessment||ORAL PRESENTATION||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (5,000-6,000 WORDS TO BE RESUBMITTED, IF FAILED)||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment||ORAL PRESENTATION (ORAL PRESENTATION OR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT IN LIEU OF ORAL PRESENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED)||20%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the characteristics of the European Community'r competition law regime.
2. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the characteristics of the United Kingdom'r competition law regime.
3. Explain and critically comment upon the theoretical and practical operation of these systems of competition law.
4. Evaluate the role of competition law in the regulation of the conduct of international commercial business activities.
This module will begin by introducing the theoretical aspects of Competition Law such as the concepts of `market? and `perfect? / `imperfect? competition and then proceed to the regulatory systems by which law has been used in an attempt to control commercial activity. Subsequently, the course will focus upon the operation of the competition law system of the EU, with due consideration of its particular introduction into UK law. Issues of enforcement will be considered, as will the internationalization of the legal regulation of competition arising in the course of commercial activities.
2. A historical comparison of the different regulatory models employed by the USA, the EC and selected national systems.
3. Article 81 (1) and (2) EC - The European anti-cartel provision.
4. Exempting cartel activity - Article 81 (3) EC
5. Article 82 EC - The European regulation of abusive conduct.
6. The problems of oligopoly - Articles 81 and 82 EC re-examined.
7. The competition law of the UK.
8. Enforcement of the EC law.
9. Enforcement of UK law.
10. Competition law as an international phenomenon.
Throughout the module, students will practise and develop their skills of research, analysis, time-management, oral and written presentation. In seminars they will develop their ability to listen, understand and explain subject related topics as well as present a point of view orally and discuss their thoughts with the rest of the class; their assignments will enable them to develop their skills of independent research, analysis, presentation and writing (including data collection and retrieval, IT and time management). All learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in any legal profession.
This module is at CQFW Level 7