Competition Law module (LW52005)

Looks at competition law and policy from the perspective of international business law. There is a primary focus on competition law of the EU and the UK

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Module code


Competition Law prohibits anticompetitive agreements and abuse of a dominant position. On this module you will learn how the law is applied in the EU and the UK.

Additionally, you will gain an understanding of the practical way in which merger control is enforced in these jurisdictions. This includes the phenomenon of multi-jurisdictional filings.

There are tensions in the application of competition law currently. These are most evident in particular when considering sustainability issues. For example, should competition law take into account sustainability? It is also evident in the context of the digital economy.

You will be asked to examine critically these areas of tension in the application of competition law in the EU and the UK.

What you will learn

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • explain the economic and legal issues that arise in the quest to make markets work well for consumers
  • understand the relationship between national, regional, and international rules
  • have a critical understanding of the structural challenges to competition law raised by recent policy developments and debates

Assignments / assessment

  • coursework (60%)
  • oral exam (40%)   

Teaching methods / timetable

  • seminars
  • independent study


This module is available on following courses: