EUROPEAN BUSINESS LAW
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
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
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?