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Course, academic year 2020/2021
  
Competition law and liberalization of network industries in Europe - HP4041
Title: Competition law and liberalization of network industries in Europe
Guaranteed by: Centre for Comparative Legal Studies (22-CPK)
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:written
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. JUDr. Luboš Tichý, CSc.
Teacher(s): doc. JUDr. Jakub Handrlica, LL.M., Ph.D.
Dr. Rita Ildikó Sik - Simon, LL.M., Dr.
JUDr. Štěpán Svoboda, Ph.D.
JUDr. Petra Joanna Šimečková Pipková, Ph.D., LL.M.
prof. JUDr. Luboš Tichý, CSc.
Incompatibility : HPOP0000
XP//In complex pre-requisite: HM1401
Examination dates   Schedule   Noticeboard   
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (20.03.2018)
Effective competition is the key principle of a single European market, but ensuring viable competition in some key
sectors such as telecommunication, energy, post and transport is not entirely possible without any regulation. The
liberalization process initiated in the 1990s in all of these network-sectors fundamentally changed national markets
and market players.
This course aims to explain the basic economic and legal issues of these four network areas, and the main steps
of liberalization. Further it introduces the key regulatory and competition principles in the network sectors with a
focus on relevant European competition case law.
The main benefit for students is the understanding of the functioning of competition law under specific conditions of
the network sectors. After completing the course students will be familiar with the relevant Czech and European
competition law rules and will be able to understand the basic principles of market regulation. They will also be
aware of the major differences in the legal practice of individual national authorities that ensure viable competition
in these areas.
Literature
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (13.03.2018)
Obligatory:
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Syllabus -
Last update: Ludmila Nováčková (24.10.2019)


Competition law and liberalization of network-industries in Europe, 2019
 
Place: 304, Thursdays at 14:00-16:00
 
 
1) 10.10.2019 Regulation in network sectors (Dr. iur Rita Simon LL.M, BA)
Regulatory goals and regulatory tools (access control, network regulation, price regulation)
 
2) 17.10. Competition law (in network sectors) 1 (JUDr. Petra Pipkova, Ph.D., LL.M.eur)
Introduction to competition law issues in network sectors, the addressees of the competition rules
 
3) 24.10 Telecommunications and Competition Law (Ing. Milan Brouček, Senior economist at Havel&Partners, former Chief Economist of the Office, PMU, former economist at DG COMP)
Relevant markets, margin squeeze, co-operation in infrastructure construction, licensing and its competitive aspects and state aid
 
4) 31.10 Competition law (in network sectors) 2 (JUDr. Petra Pipkova, Ph.D., LL.M.eur) Competition law in network sectors: defining the relevant market, anti-competitive practices with focus on dominant position
 
 
5) 7.11 Regulation and liberalization of the telecommunications market (Dr. iur Rita Simon LL.M, BA)
Market liberalization, regulatory objectives, regulatory instruments (access control, network regulation, price regulation)
 
 
6) Faculty night - no lectures
 
7) 21.11 Liberalization and regulation of the energy sector (Mgr. David Vosol, M.B.A. - bpv BRAUN PARTNERS)
Liberalization and regulation, price regulation
 
 
8) 28.11 Gas and Competition Law (JUDr. Petra Pipkova, Ph.D., LL.Meur)
Market liberalization, relevant markets, refusal to supply
 
 
9-10) 12.12 Market Regulation - Post Office (JUDr. Štěpán Svoboda, LL.M, European Commission (DG COMP)
Liberalized postal services market - Will the public service survive?
 
Rail transport and Competition Law (JUDr. Petra Pipkova, Ph.D., LL.Meur)
Market liberalization, relevant markets, predation and discrimination
 
 
11) 19.12 Market Regulation – Rail transport (Dr. Rita Sik-Simon LL.M, BA)
Regulatory goals and liberalization (access control, network regulation, price regulation)
 
 
12) 9.1.2020 Reserve
 
13) 16.1.2020 Written Exam

Learning resources
Last update: Mgr. Miroslav Sojka (20.03.2018)

obligatory:

Whish & Bailey: Competition Law, OUP 2015, 8th ed.

recommended:

Bellamy & Child: European Community Law of Competition, OUP 2013, 7th ed.

Jones & Suffrin: EU Competition Law, OUP 2016, 6th ed.

Faull & Nikpay: The EU Law of Competition, 2014, 3rd ed.

Schmidt: Wettbewerbspolitik und Kartellrecht, Oldenbourg, 2012, 9. vyd.

Emmerich: Kartellrecht, München, 2008, 11. vyd.

Kühling: Sektorspezifische Regulierung in den Netzwirtschaften, C.H.Beck, 2004, 1. vyd. 2004,

Petr a kol.: Zakázané dohody a zneužívání dominantního postavení v ČR, C.H.Beck 2009

 
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