Advanced Course on Unlawful Competition Law

Course Code :2100RECONM
Study domain:Law
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:continuous assessment
Lecturer(s)Gert Straetmans
Skander Bennis

3. Course contents *

Unlawful competition is in essence a collective term for competing acts that infringe the protectable interests of a competitor. This can be analysed from the point of view of other competitors in a B2B reletionship, but also from the angle of the consumer (the B2C relationship). Both analyses will be dealt with in this course.

The course is divided into two parts:

Tutorials on unlawful competition law in general and more specifically unfair trade practices law and consumer protection law.  In these lectures specific topics will be discussed such as advertising rules, combined offers, sales, promotional activities, distance selling, e-commerce, unfair contract terms, etc.

The second  part consists of an oral presentation of an annotation of a foreign judgement and a case study, both relating to unfair market practices.