EU Competition Law (Advanced)
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At a glance
European Union competition laws are critical to a free and open market – and violations can have serious consequences. Some employees have roles, responsibilities or job locations that make them more likely to encounter situations that require navigating these laws. It’s important that they are prepared.
EU Competition Law (Advanced) can provide that training. The course builds upon learners’ understanding of the basics of EU competition laws by exploring topics that pertain to employees whose job or location put them at greater risk for encountering or engaging in anti-competitive behaviour. With engaging content, interactive exercises, and relevant, real-world scenarios, the course’s coverage includes competitive intelligence gathering, vertical agreements and the rules relating to market dominance.
When it comes to competition law, some employees have high-risk jobs. So understanding the rules – and recognizing situations in which those rules may be applied - is an important part of ensuring they avoid anti-competitive behaviour and comply with the law. Basics version also available.
Key concepts covered in this course:
- The purpose of competition laws and the benefits of healthy competition
- Consequences for violations
- The importance of complying with organisational policies and the law – and speaking up about suspected violations
- The advantages of knowing the market
- Legitimate and illegitimate sources of competitive information
- The importance of using caution when discussing competitors with customers and suppliers
- What constitutes a vertical agreement and the risks involved
- Resale price maintenance
- Customer and territory restrictions
- Exclusive and non-exclusive distribution
- Permissible and impermissible exclusivity arrangements
- Types of abusive activity, including predatory and excessive pricing and price discrimination to tying and refusal to supply
- The complexities of determining market dominance and best practices for avoiding potential abuses of it
- Review of the critical role employees play in promoting healthy competition and complying with competition laws
- An opportunity to review key policies and certify completion of course