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LA9C2 - Global Competition Law

  • Module code: LA9C2
  • Module name: Global Competition Law
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module examines competition law from the comparative perspective of laws operating in the European Community and United States. An emphasis will be placed on an understanding of the economic principles and political objectives which guide the interpretation and enforcement of these laws. Specific topics will be studied within the general themes of the legal framework, institutions and approaches to the regulation of specific anti-competitive conduct and merger regulation. The operation of these competition laws will be examined within the context of the global economy, specifically: the extraterritorial reach of competition laws; the co-ordination of international investigations through bilateral and multilateral enforcement agreements and; attempts to harmonise competition law enforcement through a ‘global competition law’.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will be taught through weekly small group lectures/seminars of 3 hour duration.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: LA9C2-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (M221) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Commercial Law (M223) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught International Commercial Law (M223) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Economic Law (M3P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Advanced Legal Studies (M3PJ) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2