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620826-M-6
Competition Law and Technology Industries
Course info
Course module620826-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; Law, Technology, Markets and Society;
Is part of
M Law and Technology
Contact persondr. I.J.M.A. Graef
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. I.J.M.A. Graef
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Coordinator course
dr. I.J.M.A. Graef
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Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 11/01/2019 up to and including 31/07/2019
Aims
Please note, this course is only available to students of the Master Law & Technology Program.
To register for this program, you must comply with the admission requirements, including a matching interview 
 

At the end of this course, students are able to:
  • demonstrate understanding of the competition law issues relevant to technology industries in the areas of restrictive practices (Article 101 TFEU), abuse of dominance (Article 102 TFEU) and merger control;
  • analyze and apply the main sources of EU competition law (legislation, soft law, Commission decisions, CJEU rulings) in technology industries such as energy, pharma, telecoms and online platforms; 
  • reflect on the interaction of competition law with other legal regimes including intellectual property and data protection law.
Content
Please note, this course is only available to students of the Master Law & Technology Program.
To register for this program, you must comply with the admission requirements, including a matching interview 
 

Technology industries form an increasingly important part of today’s economy. In recent years, the attention of competition authorities around the world has focused on this segment with investigations at the EU level against companies like Gazprom in the energy sector, Servier and Lundbeck in the pharmaceutical sector, and Intel, Google and Qualcomm in the high-tech sector. These technology industries challenge traditional concepts of competition law and raise complex issues at the interface with other legal regimes including intellectual property and data protection law.
 
The course provides students with an advanced understanding of the competition law issues relevant to technology industries. The focus is on the three branches of competition law targeted at undertakings, namely restrictive practices (Article 101 TFEU), abuse of dominance (Article 102 TFEU) and merger control. Where relevant by way of comparison, reference will also be made to national competition cases of the EU Member States and to US antitrust cases.
 
The first part of the course offers an introduction to the core legal and economic concepts in the areas of Article 101 TFEU, Article 102 TFEU and merger control.
The second part of the course deepens this knowledge by studying the application of the main EU competition law sources in selected technology industries including energy, pharma, telecoms and online platforms. Attention is also paid to how competition law intersects with intellectual property and data protection law in these sectors. The course will deal with these issues at an advanced level so that students understand the complex legal and economic challenges raised by technology industries.


Required prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of EU institutional and substantive (internal market) law


Examination:
Case note (20%) and written exam (80%)
Timetable information
620826-M-6|Competition Law & Tech. Industries
Written test opportunities
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 2210-07-2019
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 2103-06-2019
Required materials
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