EU and EEA Commercial Law
Bergen Law Faculty
Mål og innhald
The course aims to provide students with an overview of EU/EEA commercial law, focussing particularly on the regulation of the internal market and certain ancillary policies inherently connected thereto.
The topics covered by the course constitute the very core of EU/EEA cooperation, and will include (but not be limited to) both theoretical and practical aspects of the rules governing the EU Customs Union, the Four Freedoms (i.e. free movement of goods, services, workers and capital) and restrictions, derogations and justifications thereto, and the EU Common Commercial Policy (CCP).
Certain cross-policy aspects, particularly concerning the relationship between the Four Freedoms, state aid and competition rules, will also be touched upon during the course.
By the end of the course, students will be expected to be able to demonstrate:
1. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the core EU Treaty and EEA-Agreement rules and principles with regard to the internal market and certain ancillary policies thereto, including (but not limited to):
- The four freedoms (free movement of goods, services, workers and capital), including restrictions, derogations and justifications thereto
- EU Common Commercial Policy
- Certain cross-policy issues (particularly the relationship between the Four Freedoms, state aid and competition regulatory regimes)
2. General awareness of the most recent developments in the case-law of the EU and EFTA Courts in the policy fields in question.
3. General knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the EU and EEA regulatory regimes, and their relationship to the national legal systems of the EU and EFTA Member States.
By the end of the course, students should have developed the following skills:
- Reading and critical analysis enabling them to evaluate academic works in the field
- Written and oral skills, including the clear and succinct expression of ideas through presentations and case-studies
- A basic grounding in research skills and techniques particular to EU and EEA commercial law
Good level of English language.
Three years of university studies.
Krav til studierett
The course is available for the following students:
- Admitted to the integrated master programme in law
- Admitted to the two-year master programme in law
- Granted admission to elective courses at the Faculty of Law
- Granted additional right to study following completed master degree in law at UiB
- Exchange students at the Faculty of Law
The pre-requirements may still limit certain students' access to the course
Undervisningsformer og omfang av organisert undervisning
Lectures and seminars
Students will be required to submit a paper during the course (approximately 2500 words), constituting 50% of their final grade in the subject.
Students may be asked to prepare case-studies and/or short presentations for certain lectures/seminars.
Exam only in semesters with teaching.
Final grade is made up of paper (50%) and 30 minute oral examination (50%).
Resit examination, same semester: Students that fail the paper will have a second chance to resubmit their paper before the oral exam.
A - E for passed, F for failed.
- Question paper: English
- Answer paper: English
Hjelpemiddel til eksamen
Support materials allowed during exam:
See section 3-5 of the Supplementary Regulations for Studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen.
Special regulations about dictionaries at school exam
- According to the Regulations for Studies, one dictionary is permitted support material during the examination. Bilingual dictionaries containing for example both Norwegian-English and English-Norwegian are considered as one dictionary.
- Bilingual dictionaries to/from the same two languages - for example Norwegian-English/English-Norwegian - in two different volumes are also considered as one dictionary (irrespective of publisher or edition).
- Dictionaries as described above cannot be combined with any other types of dictionaries.
- Any kind of combination which makes up more than two physical volumes is forbidden.
In case a student has a special need for any other combination than the above mentioned, such combination has to be clarified with/approved by the course coordinator minimum two weeks before the exam. Students who have not been granted permission to have a special combination minimum two weeks before the exam will be subject to the usual regulations (Section 3-5) about examination support materials.
A - E for passed, F for failed.
According to faculty routines
Professor Christian Franklin, Professor Halvard Fredriksen and Associate Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø.
Professor Christian Franklin
Professor Halvard Fredriksen
Associate Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø
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