Commercial Transactions: Rights and Governance

Module coordinator: Professor Jan Blockx

Study European competition law by covering the rules addressed both to undertakings and to member states from a good governance perspective based on the wider constitutional context. Apply an interdisciplinary method by integrating law and economics, while taking a comparative approach where instructive (EU member states and US).

Learn about international trade law, which aims at facilitating the cross-border flow of goods, services, capital and people, and focus on the WTO, trade defence instruments, free trade agreements and dispute settlements. Study international investment law by looking into principles of protection and substantive standards, investor-state dispute settlements, and the competence of the EU.

Explore intellectual property law from a European, international and comparative perspective, taking into consideration both the business and public governance context of intellectual property law.

Focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by considering the strategy behind the various possible techniques, analysing the international context and scrutinising the share purchase agreement as well as the shareholders’ agreement.

The module consists of these courses:

  • Advanced course: European Competition Law in Context
  • Advanced course: International Trade and Investment Law
  • European, International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions

Read more about each course in the study programme.

Current Partner

Our legal clinic partner for this module is Baker Mckenzie

Privileged Partners 

Our privileged partners for this module are:

  • Maastricht University
  • University of Bern
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Vilnius University
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica Lima
  • National Law University New Delhi