JUR1310 - EU Competition Law (BA)
The course examines the competition rules of the European Union; particularly the competition rules concerning undertakings in Articles 101-106 TFEU.
Competition law is the rules which regulate private firms' market conduct, in order to prevent anti-competitive effects on the markets and thereby to maintain efficient competition. Competition law contains three "pillars": prohibition of anti-competitive agreements (the "cartel prohibition"), prohibition of abuse of market power (the "abuse prohibition") and regulation of mergers and take-overs ("Merger Control"). These rules are supplemented both by other Treaty provisions as well as secondary legislation. The rules are of great significance since any firm may be subject to heavy fines and/or liability for damages if infringing them. The maximum fine for infringement may be as high as 10% of a firm's annual turnover.
The European Commission plays an active part in enforcing the competition rules, and a study of Competition Law is therefore also a study of EU Administrative Law. This area of Law also gives the student a good opportunity to study the interrelation between Law and economics, since these legal norms often are based on economic theory.
Students need no former knowledge of EU Law before taking this course, but it may require some additional reading.
Students are expected to take an active part in the course since the emphasis is placed upon seminars and discussion groups rather than formal lectures. Students must also be prepared to give presentations to the rest of the group.
See ‘Detailed course information’ regarding requirements and syllabus.
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International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information
about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Nordic applicants that are accepted to study programmes or individual courses at UiO can be admitted to this course.
The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Recommended previous knowledge
Please note that lectures and curriculum for this course is aimed at students at master degree level.
However, the achievement requirements are adjusted for students who take the subject at bachelor degree level.
Overlapping courses10 credits overlap with JUR5310 - EC Competition Law (discontinued), 10 credits overlap with VALECOMP - EC Competition Law (discontinued), 10 credits overlap with JUTECOMP - EC Competition Law (discontinued), 7 credits overlap with JUR5290 - Konkurranserett (discontinued), 7 credits overlap with JUR1290 - Konkurranserett, 7 credits overlap with VALKONK - Konkurranserett (discontinued), 7 credits overlap with JUXKONK - Konkurranserett (discontinued) and 10 credits overlap with JUS5310 - EU Competition Law.
Language of teaching for this course is English. This means that all
communication during lectures/seminars will be in English, and all
literature and auxiliary materials are in English.
4 hour written examination.
Examination support material
Regulations for support materials permitted at examination for courses taught in English . Please read all three chapters.
Language of examination
The language of examination for this course is English. This means
that the examination question will be given in English, and students
may answer in English only.
Starting from the springsemester 2012, course grades are awarded using alphabetic grades, from A to E for passes and F for fail.
Up to, and including, the autumnsemester 2011, students are awarded either a passing or failing grade.
Explanations and appeals
You may request an explanation of your grades, and you may also appeal against your grades or make a complaint about formal examination errors. Read more about explanations and appeals.
Resit an examination
You can usually resit an exam, but the conditions depend on whether you had a valid reason for absence from the regular exam. Read more about resitting an exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
A student may sit this exam up to 3 times. If a student wishes to withdraw from the exam, s/he must do so in StudentWeb at least two weeks prior to the first day of the exam. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.
Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.
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The language for this course is English. Students enrolled in the
Masterprogrammet i rettsvitenskap must pass one
English subject as part of their degree, this course will meet these
This subject is taught at Bachelor's level. The subject is also taught at Master's level (10 ECTS credits), see JUS5310 - EU Competition Law
Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.