The approach will combine both conceptual and practical analysis of the European and national antitrust legal systems. A specific analysis must be draw regarding to the following fields:
2 Restrictive agreements, horizontal and vertical cooperation.
3 Cartel agreements
4 Abuse of dominant position
5 Specific economic sectors
6 Merger control
7 State Aid
Particular focus will be provided to the inter-relation and coordination between the European, National and Regional Competition Authorities, giving a specific importance to the new Spanish Competition Authority (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia or CNMC).
In addition, not only the details of the administrative proceedings will be lectured, but also the appeal procedure of the Administration's decisions.
Lectures are addressed at gaining knowledge of practicing law in a law firm or company considering the current stage of the administrative practice and case-law. Lectures will be given under a highly practical perspective combined with some lectures focused on the resolution of practical cases. By the end of this course, students are expected to:
- have acquired a sufficient technical level in order to face real problems with clients, by providing advice in questions like cartel agreements, horizontal and vertical agreements, merger control or State aid, to lawyers and business;
- have acquired a sufficient technical level to be able to prepare legal advice for clients, in the context of administrative proceedings and merger control notifications.