Introduction into EU law

What is the European Union?

How is it different from other international organisations?


The EU and business law

What competences does the EU have in relation to business law?

How are these competences exercised?

What kind of business ‘laws’ exist?

How are they passed?


Doing business within and outside the EU

What is the Internal Market and how does it work?

What is the Customs Union and how does it work?

Issues related to Brexit


EU law instruments to protect the Internal Market

Public procurement law

State aid law

Competition law


The impact of State aid law on doing business in the EU

How to receive public funding for your business without falling foul of State aid rules

Recent State aid tax rulings (Amazon, Starbucks etc.)


 The impact of competition rules on doing business in the EU

Impact on co-operation between competing businesses

Impact on business with market powers

Impact on M&As

Looking at contracts in more detail:

How are contracts formed?

Doing business in the digital era 

Key characteristics of the digital economy 

Goals and methods of EU and US competition policies in the digital era

Big data

M&As in the digital field


Distribution agreements and EU competition rules

What are distribution agreements?

Difference distribution/agency agreements

Types of distribution agreements

How are distribution agreements regulated under EU competition rules?

Block exemptions

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