Checking date: 18/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Antitrust Law
Bachelor in Business Administration (Plan: 395 - Estudio: 204)


Department assigned to the subject: Private Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
There are no specific requirements.
The subject will enable students to acquire the following academic and professional skills and competences: 1. Critical analysis of judgements and rulings. 2. Understanding and handling of the basic legal and economic concepts on which the regulation of the subject is built. 3. Practice of legal and economic argumentation. 4. Drafting of reports, complaints and other documents addressed to the competition authorities. 5. Investigation of the economic reasons for certain legal decisions. 6. Development of critical thinking skills. 7. Solving complex legal problems. 8. Understanding of the meaning of competition law in the framework of private law and the economic constitution. 9. Understanding and critical analysis of the regulation and practice of competition authorities.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Part One: Antitrust Law. Lesson One: Introduction. Lesson Two: Restrictive agreements (I): Introduction Lesson Three: Restrictive agreements (II) Horizontal agreements. Lesson Four: Restrictive agreements (III) Vertical agreements. Lesson Five: Abuse of dominant position Lesson Six: Industrial and intellectual property Disturbance of free competition by unfair acts. Lesson Seven - Economic concentrations Lesson Eight: Public aid. Lesson Nine: The application of competition law. Part Two: Unfair competition. Lesson Ten - Introduction. Lesson Eleven - Scope of application. Lesson Twelve: Prohibited conduct. Lesson Thirteen - Procedural aspects.
Learning activities and methodology
The aim is to train students in the subjects covered by the programme through a teaching-learning system adapted to the new requirements of the Bologna process. In order to pass the course, students will have to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge. The practical knowledge will be obtained through the elaboration of simulated trials, critical commentary of sentences and writing (reports, complaints, demands, etc.). This theoretical-practical duality will allow the acquisition of general knowledge about competition law. In addition, students' hours of study will be taken into account to calculate the ECTS credits of the course. The course deals with a sector of the legal-marketing system of growing importance, so its mastery facilitates professional opportunities for future graduates.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Bellamy, Christopher. Derecho de la competencia en el Mercado Común.. Civitas.
  • J. Faull; A. Nipkay. The EU Law of Competition. OUP. .
  • Korah, Valentine: . An introductory guide to EC competition law and practice.. ed.
  • Massaguer Fuentes, José, et al (coords): . Comentario a la Ley de Defensa de la Competencia.. Civitas.
  • Massaguer Fuentes, José: . Comentario a la Ley de competencia desleal.. Civitas.
  • Velasco San Pedro, Luis Antonio: . Derecho europeo de la competencia : (antitrust e intervenciones públicas).. ed.
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
  • CNMC · Página web de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y de la Competencia :
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.