10 ECTS Credits
Level of Study
Autumn (Exam each semester)
Place of Instruction
Bergen Law Faculty
Objectives and Content
The aim of this course is to introduce students to EU/EEA Competition law. By the end of the course, students should have thorough knowledge of substantial EU/EEA competition rules regarding anti-competitive agreements and abuse of a dominant position. In addition, students will have knowledge on provisions regulating the enforcement the EU/EEA competition rules.
The central subjects in this course are 1) TFEU art. 101 containing the prohibition of anti-competitive agreements, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices, 2) TFEU art 102 containing the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position, and 3) the rules on enforcement and sanctions (mainly found in EU regulation 1/2003). procedural rules, enforcement and sanctions. Competition law issues are also closely related to other issues that will not be dealt with in this course, such as state aid measures, public procurement law, marketing act and intellectual property rights.
The Course also aims to provide the students with an understanding og how the competition rules, mainly aimed towards private parties, also may affect the Member States of the EU/EEA.
The course will give the students a fundamental understanding of terms, problems and basic principles and legal concepts used in EU/EEA Competition Law. This will also give the students the same understanding of most European national competition regulations, as those often are harmonized with EU/EEA Competition Law.
The course will allow the student to:
- Understand the goals of competition law
- Understand, explain and apply the two main prohibitions of EU/EEA Competition Law; the prohibitions of anti-competitive agreements and abuse of a dominant position.
- Understand and explain the rules on enforcement and sanctions in EU/EEA Competition Law.
Required Previous Knowledge
Three years of university studies.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Three years of law studies.
Access to the Course
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
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
Lectures and seminars.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
Exam autumn and spring.
Four hour digital school exam.
Information about digital examination can be found here:
- Question paper: English
- Answer paper: English
Examination Support Material
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:
- 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.
Combined with JUS258-2-A this course will generate no new credits
According to administrative arrangements for evaluating courses at the Law Faculty.
Associate Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø.
Course teacher: Associate Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø
Administrative contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 26.11.2020, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Examination system
- Digital exam