Interuniversity Certificate in Competition Law

4The Law and Economics of Merger Control

Duration : 13,5 hours


Friday 29 November 2019, Friday 6 December 2019, Friday 13 December 2019


2 credits


This module will cover in particular the following topics :

1. Adoption of the EUMR
2. Application of the EUMR
3. Pillars of EU merger control
4. Comparison with U.S. merger control law
5. Evolution of EU merger control
6. Notion of concentration
7. EUMR jurisdiction and division of powers with Member States
8. Market definition under the EUMR
9. SIEC test and the economic fundamentals of merger control
10. Horizontal mergers
11. Vertical mergers
12. Conglomerate mergers
13. Failing firm
14. Efficiencies
15. Evidentiary principles, standard of proof, checks and balances
16. Types of evidence: merging parties’ documents, witness statements, consumer surveys,quantitative evidence, etc.
17. Remedies: divestitures, severance of links with rivals, other remedies
18. Judicial review, damages, expedited procedure, appeals to EU Courts


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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