Interuniversity Certificate in Competition Law

9Competition Law and the Regulation of Network Industries

Duration : 13,5 hours


Friday 3 April 2020, Friday 24 April 2020, Friday 8 May 2020


2 credits


This module will cover in particular the following topics :

1. Regulation and regulatory theory: Why regulation (legal, political and economic reasons)?
2. Market opening reforms and basic components of regulation: EU liberalisation policy
3. Institutions of regulation (Commission, national regulatory agencies)
4. Energy regulation (gas and electricity)
5. Electronic communications regulation
6. Price regulation
7. Access price regulation, vertical separation and investment
8. Universal service and Internet neutrality
9. Application of competition policy to electronic communications markets: margin squeeze, cartels, mergers
10. Application of competition law to energy markets: abuse, agreements, mergers
11. Relationship between competition law and regulation
12. Case studies


Each Friday the course will take place on the premises of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels from 13.30 to 18.00.

1 The Brussels School of Competition will ask registered participants to provide proof of their academic qualifications.

The concept of "LL.M." is here used as a generic term to refer to a specialised study programme taught in English which can only be undertaken by students holding an officially recognised academic degree in law and/or economics.

Cancellation policy
Only written cancellations addressed to Mr Charles Gheur (Brussels School of Competition, Rue des Sols , 1000 Bruxelles) shall be considered. Fees shall only be reimbursed where the participant’s place is cancelled at least 5 working days before the beginning of the module.

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