Dynamic Competition Law (DYCOM-P)

Course description

Welcome to Dynamic Competition Law!

EU competition law plays today a central role in society and in the everyday life of many companies and legal and economic practitioners. The aim of this course is to conduct a deepened and broadened examination of substantive and methodological Competition Law issues, taking into account the underlying economic principles and policy considerations, while focusing on the current ‘hot topics’.
The course focus on the interplay between competition law and intellectual property law; between competition law and sector specific regulations, e.g. the special legislation for the telecommunication sector, for pharmaceuticals and the internet. Thus, the empahazise of the course will be on the high tech, pharmaceutical and other markets where the intersection between competition law, intellectual property and IT law is especially prominent. Competition law is studied from both an economic interdisciplinary as well as from a comparative perspective. Meanwhile, the students are given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in an important area of European Economic Law.
The course is an independent follow-on and complement to the course 'Competition Law'. The aim is to give students an opportunity to diversify and deepen their knowledge in material, methodological and practical issues when applying EU competition law and closely-related legislation.

Learning objective/Course Aim
The aim of this course is to conduct a deepened examination of current issues of EU Competition Law taking into account the underlying economic principles and wider policy issues together with the teachers and practitioners in the field.
After completing the course, students should be able to:
- master a broad range of principles, theories, and various legal sources such as legislation, case law and doctrine relating to European competition law;
- analyze, evaluate and assess legal and economic arguments, methods and theories and evaluate / 18
examine possible new legal solutions on the basis of existing legal rules and principles of law in relation to EU competition law and intellectual property law.
- apply the rules, ie be able with the help of adequate methodology, independently, systematic and critically, orally and in written, articulate, systematise and present and defend their own legal analysis on the basis of existing legal rules and principles of competition law.
- plan and write a longer memo and defended it at a seminar.

Course description

The course consists of a series of lectures and seminars (2 hours each). Active participation in all seminars is mandatory. Each student has to write one memorandum in English and act as opponent on a memorandum at one seminar.

Examination will be conducted by evaluating the student individual performance at the mandatory seminars, the memo, as well as the written take-home exam. Thus, the grades will be based on active participation in the seminars and the memo (50% of the grade), and the take-home exam (50% of the grade). The course ends with a written take-home examination. The questions are given in English and should be answered in English. You are allowed to use the course literature, all material handed out during the course, your own notes made during the seminars and lectures as well as other relevant material to the examination.

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Course title:
Dynamic Competition Law
Semester: Spring term 2018
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English


Course contact:
Course coordinator:
Asnate Maddalo
Course manager:
Björn Lundqvist


Andersson Helene
Lundqvist Björn
Nademi Niousha
Nyberg Sten
Claes Langenius
Elisabeth Eklund
Emilie Fridensköld
Jenny Bohman
Johan Carle
Lars Johansson
Magnus Schmauch
Mårten Andersson
Nils Wahl
Sarah Hoskins
Sofia Falkner