Professor Marc Firestone
A basic introduction to the competition (antitrust) law of the European Union. The course will commence with a discussion of the purposes of competition law in the single market. Topics covered will be agreements in restraint of trade (both horizontal and vertical), abuse of dominant position, and the EU’s merger regulation. Emphasis will also be placed on enforcement mechanisms. A master problem will be worked through the course of the classes. The course will be graded by submission of a student memo that responds to issues raised in the problem. Briefly explain how this course fits into the overall curricular plan and offerings of NYLS: It builds on the current EU offering by allowing the student a more in depth study of competition law, a major area of focus for the European Commission and the Member States. Further, it enhances the ‘private’ international law curriculum. In addition it supplements the current US antitrust law course. The plan would be to allow the course to morph into an EU Business Law course of 2 or 3 credits.