"The European Competition Law and Regulation Master’s track is about regulating businesses in Europe. Companies such as Google and Gazprom operate in the 'free market'. But what are the limits to free markets within the EU? What is the balance between individual freedoms and public interests? Can consumers regulate markets and if so, what kind of legal tools are available for them to do so? What is the role of independent regulatory agencies in market regulation?These are the types of questions this track focuses on. As part of this programme, you will learn about the law, economics and politics surrounding EU competition law and economic regulation."
Prof. Rein Wesseling, Professor of Competition Law and Regulation
The European Competition Law and Regulation programme offers a unique opportunity to specialise in competition law and study the regulatory framework applicable to European economic activities. The programme combines both theory and practice in a distinct manner and is taught by highly qualified international and European lawyers and lecturers.
The track focuses on the law and governance of economic regulation and competition in the EU. It covers regulatory processes and sector-specific regulatory regimes such as those for the financial, telecom and energy sectors. Furthermore, students will explore other significant issues for the EU, such as banking and tax law, public procurement and intellectual property rights.
The quality of the programme is enriched by UvA’s close academic partnership with the Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics (ACLE) and the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG).
European Competition Law and Regulation is a track of the accredited degree programme International and European Law. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in International and European Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM).
Dutch students with an LLB degree from a Dutch university will in principle fulfil the requirements for 'civiel effect' upon completion of this Master's programme.
The programme allows students to combine the study of broader legal and theoretical perspectives on EU competition law and regulation with its practical application, for example by participating in the various moot courts, the Amsterdam Law Clinic or in individual research projects.
The curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of strongly interrelated core courses, but there is also room for electives.
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Last updated December 22, 2016