The course outlines the origin and development of the European process integration in the areas covered by the internal market and the competition policy. The main focal point of the first part of the course lies in the basic freedoms regulations (the freedom of movement of goods, services, capital and persons). The second part focuses on the competition regulations addressed to private undertakings (the prohibitions of antitrust agreements and abuse of dominant position provided for under Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty, and the provisions on mergers and acquisitions under Council Regulation No. 139/2004). An overview of procedural rules related to the implementation of EC competition law and its relationship with national competition law will be given.
The course is taught entirely in English. The teaching method combines lectures with class discussions on case studies on the basis of materials distributed during the course.
Students' preparation will be tested through an oral examination.
Students who attended the course wil be examined in English. They can prepare on the basis of their notes and the distributed materials.
Students who did not attend the course take their exam in Italian on the text book: L. PROSPERETTI et al., Economia e diritto antitrust. Un'introduzione, Roma, Carocci editore, 2006, 81-368.