|Assessment length / details
|Module Assessment Written Assignment of 5,000 words
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Display a knowledge and understanding of the concept of the business cartel and its economic and legal significance.
2. Display a knowledge and understanding of the process of legal regulation and the challenges facing such regulation in this context of business activity.
3. Critically evaluate the strategies and processes pertaining to the regulation of business activity at different legal levels and across jurisdictions.
4. Display an ability to gain access to the relevant literature and materials in this field and how to use them in a critical discussion of the subject.
5. Present critical and well-informed argument regarding the problems of achieving legal regulation of a sector of business activity.
2. The application of competition policy to the activities of business cartels and the economic arguments relating to their operation.
3. Principal models of legal control: a comparison of North America and European approaches.
4. The earlier phase of European regulation: national legal systems during the first half of the C 20.
5. Business cartels in the context of the European Single market and the underlying assumptions of EC regulation.
6. The development of EC regulation 1970 to the present, presenting an overview of Commission strategies and their legal review by the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance.
7. An assessment of the present state of regulation under EC law.
This module is at CQFW Level 7