Competition and Regulation LL.M.:
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Students on the LL.M. Competition and Regulation take a total of 9 modules and complete a Masters dissertation. 6 modules on the LL.M. blended-learning programme are in law and 2 in economics. You will also take one interdisciplinary module in the course of the LL.M. The third semester is for writing your Masters dissertation.

Structure of the LL.M. blended-learning programme

Modules

Competition Law

Emphasis on the foundations of competition and antitrust law, particularly on the interdisciplinary linkages involved ('law and economics'), the fundamentally conceivable approaches to regulation, the substantive legal prohibitions and the administrative proceedings at both the European and German levels. This enables students to understand the complex structures of rules in substantive antitrust law and procedural law, and to apply these in concrete cases.

Competition Litigation

Introduction to the specific procedural law of litigation in questions of both antitrust and competition law. Training in independent appearance in proceedings and in elaborating a strategy for litigation and legal proceedings.

State Aid

The emphasis is on the regulatory structure of European state aid law and on the complicated exceptions involved, based on the jurisprudence of the ECJ and the European Commission in State aid administrative proceedings before the European Commission.

Competition Economics

An understanding will be developed of how various types of markets operate, why international division of labor is advantageous, and why state interventions in this division are negative.

Regulation

The emphasis here is on the foundations and structures of rules in regulatory law. The focus is first on the connection between economics and law, to provide a basis for understanding the foundations of regulation. The goal of the module is to familiarize students with the specific nature of regulation (creation of competition) and the instruments required to fulfill this goal. The specifics of individual regulatory sectors will be addressed here as well.

Procurement Law

This module addresses the fundamentals and crucial mechanisms of procurement law. This helps students understand the complex interconnections involved between German and European procurement law and to apply what they have learned in a practical setting.

European and International Law

Students will gain a grasp of European and international specifications for the area of "Competition & Regulation," with particular emphasis on and detailed examination of the institutional structure of the EU and of the international community, particularly in the area of WTO law.

Regulation Economics

Students acquire a grasp of how markets and states can fail, how monopolistic and oligopolistic markets can be regulated, and what welfare effects such interventions are expected to generate.

Interdisciplinary module

Society and Responsibility

Students will elaborate criteria for psychologically grounded management behavior, analyze their personal communication style and, as a result, develop their skills as responsible managers. Another part of this module is responsible management of change processes in companies and organizations. Participants reflect on the importance of business ethics and learn to communicate awareness in matters involving values