European competition law is governed by complex institutional and procedural mechanisms, which are based on the intervention of specialized administrative authorities and jurisdictions (at the both national and European levels) with different modus operandi. In addition, these organs are in constant motion. The Commission’s recent initiatives in the fields of private enforcement, settlements (transactions and commitments), regulation through sector inquiries, arbitration, etc. is likely to remould the entire enforcement system in place to date.
The course aims at (i) providing a panorama of the various organs entrusted with enforcement duties in the field of EU competition law ; (ii) describing the rules governing the decision-making process witin the Commission (procedural issues mainly) and (iii) examining the issue of the judicial remedies made available to private and natural persons before the European courts.