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Online EU Competition Law Training Course

EU Competition Law TrainingAs the complexities of the business world multiply and commerce becomes increasingly global, the need to understand issues of antitrust law — commonly referred to as "competition law" in the European Union — becomes more important. A web of international rules poses significant dangers for both intentional and inadvertent competition-law violations. As a result, businesses and their employees may become afraid to be inventive, aggressive and competitive in completely legitimate ways.

Thus, it is crucial that organisations doing business in the EU and/or with EU member states train their employees on the what, why and how of competition-law enforcement: (1) what the basic legal principles are, and what problems can occur in the real world in dealings with colleagues, customers, competitors, suppliers and business partners; (2) why compliance with competition law is important to your organisation's business goals and the free-enterprise system in general, and why avoiding violations and civil and criminal penalties is so important; and (3) how to recognise potential problems and deal with them appropriately, and how to compete creatively and legitimately.

Online EU Competition Law Training Course Summary

This one-hour course explains the basic principles of EU competition law in simple, understandable terms. It includes pop quizzes, news clippings and a final quiz highlighting real-world compliance issues that employees should learn to recognise and respond to appropriately. The topics covered in the course include —

  • Introduction to the European Union
  • EU institutions
  • Enforcement of competition law
  • Consequences of non-compliance
  • Overview of EU competition law
  • Article 101 TFEU: purpose and rationale
  • What is an anti-competitive agreement?
  • Consequences of Article 101 violations
  • Recognising "red flags"
  • Relationships with competitors
  • Cartels, price-fixing, market-sharing, etc.
  • Vertical agreements
  • Verticals Block Exemption Regulation
  • Resale price maintenance, market-partitioning, etc.
  • Relationships with licensees
  •  Article 102 TFEU: abuse of market dominance
  • Investigation and enforcement
  • "Dawn raids"
  • Leniency programme
  • The need for "careful communication"

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