50101 - ADVANCED COMPANIES AND BUSINESS LAW - ANTITRUST LAW
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - EMIT - GIO
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
The course discusses the U.S. and EU antitrust laws to elicit the economic and legal arguments that may be used to characterize agreements, monopolistic conduct and mergers as unlawful. In particular, after the analysis of some basic concepts common to the two jurisdictions, the course relies on the U.S. and EU case law and on main-stream economic theories to examine the conditions under which some business practices impair market functioning.
- The goals of antitrust law
- The U.S. and EU enforcing systems: Powers & Procedures
- The U.S. and EU remedies: A special focus on fines
- The notions of market power and market definition
- Monopolistic conduct with a special focus on the clash between efficiency and fairness
- Agreements with a special focus on the notion of agreement
- Mergers with a special focus on the notion of control
- Damages and invalidity
- Review process
- Antitrust in regulated industries
- Sham litigation
The final exam consists of two open questions and some multiple choices. Those who make class presentations of the assigned cases are allowed to skip the multiple choices and answer another open question.
- The materials uploaded on the e-learning.
- Testi d'esame & Articoli on line (verifica disponibilità in Biblioteca) / Exam textbooks & Online Articles (check availability at the Library).