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16 Self-Paced Learning Modules on Competition Law

Market competition has increased significantly. Smaller producers are being edged out by bigger players, who are dominating the economy worldwide. Consumers seem to have an array of choices, but do they really? This is why Competition Law is so important!


Overview


These 16 learning modules will teach you the basic, as well the advanced concepts of competition law. Not only will you understand the fundamentals of this subject area, you will also learn it from a practice-oriented perspective.

Who is the Modules for?

Designed for law students and young lawyers, the intensive reading materials will ensure that you know everything there is to know about this emerging, exciting, and futuristic area of law.

Our aim is that law students perform well in their competition law internships, and young lawyers become well-versed with the subject area, to secure further opportunities.

How will the Modules help you?

• Give you a strong foundational knowledge of Competition Law and Practice
• Learn about the different legislations, international, as well as national, dealing with competition law
• Learn about concepts such as abuse of dominance, appreciable adverse effect on competition etc.
• Learn about landmark decisions taken by the CCI in different cases
• Learn skills relating to the practice of this subject area, such as bringing a case before CCI, filing of merger notifications etc.
• Learn about the interaction of competition law, with other thematic areas, especially IPR, Data Privacy, gender etc.
• Learn about interesting concepts such as private enforcement, comparative constitutional law, major sectors being scrutinized by CCI, dawn raids, leniency programs, etc.
• Learn about competition law in college (moots, internships and other co-curricular activities), as well as careers and higher studies in competition law.

Mode of Learning


• Completely online and self-paced
• Access to text-based modules and reading resources, for a period of 4 months from the date of registration
• Online-based, faculty-monitored forum for doubts, for a period of 4 months from the date of registration (queries addressed within 1 week)

Certificate will be provided to learners who score above 50% marks in an MCQ test!

Add-on Benefits


• Free career counseling, CV, and career guidance for the best student in each batch

Outline


These 16 learning modules holistically covers all aspects of the subject – be it the inception of competition law, the concepts covered in various legislations, the contemporary issues and cases in this area, as well as practice-oriented matters.

A brief outline of the structure is given as follows:

Module 1: Introduction to Competition Law


The module will cover the historical evolution of competition law in major legal jurisdictions, including the United States and India. It will also talk about the jurisprudential, and theoretical basis of competition law.

Module 2: Competition Law in India – An Overview


The module explains the legislative and policy basis for Indian competition law. It will provide an overview of the Competition Act, 2002, relevant regulations, and major concepts therein. It will also provide an explanation of the composition, and functions of the Competition Commission of India.

Module 3: Anti-Competitive Agreements


This module will explain concepts of appreciable adverse effect on competition, the role of market power in Section 3 cases, as well as various kinds of horizontal and vertical agreements that can be deemed anticompetitive. It will primarily focus on Indian case laws pertaining to these concepts. It will also explain various sub-sections provided under Section 3 of the Competition Act.

Module 4: Abuse of Dominance


This module will explain the theoretical basis for the concepts of dominance, relevant market, and abuse of dominance. It will primarily focus on Indian case laws pertaining to these concepts. It will also explain various sub-sections provided under Section 4 of the Competition Act.

Module 5: Merger Control


This module will provide the theoretical basis for the merger control regime in India. It will also provide insight pertaining to concepts of control, gun jumping and other associated concepts.

Module 6: How to bring a case before the Competition Commission of India [Practice Oriented]


The module will walk the participant through the process of filing an information, preparing for the preliminary conference, and DG investigations. The module will explain the process till the conclusion of the case. It will also provide draft samples of information, interim applications, and other relevant filings in the case.

Module 7: 
How to file a merger notification before the CCI [Practice Oriented]

The module will provide the roadmap to filing a merger notification before the CCI. It will provide sample drafts of Form I and Form II to be filed before the CCI, with guidance on how to conduct research for different parts of the form. It will provide a practical overview of the steps till a combination is approved by the CCI.

Module 8: Leniency Program: Theory and Practice


The module will provide the theoretical basis of the leniency program as it exists in India, along with the necessary literature from Europe and the United States, if needed. It will also explain the process of filing a leniency application along with the necessary sample drafts.

Module 9: Dawn Raids: Theory and Practice


This module will provide a theoretical understanding of dawn raids in competition practice, in various jurisdictions. It will also provide a practical guide on handling dawn raids, if conducted against the client by the CCI.

Module 10: Private Enforcement

This module will teach students about private enforcement, within the context of competition law. It will cover the rules relating to it in India, United States, as well as the European Union.

Module 11: Comparative Competition Law including an overview of South Asian competition policy


This module will provide an overview of competition law and policy in the United States, Europe, and South Africa. However, the module will also give an understanding of more nascent competition jurisdictions, including South Asian countries like Sri Lanka.

Module 12: Interaction of Competition Law with other thematic areas (especially IPR and Data Privacy)


The module will focus on the interaction of competition law with traditional thematic areas and subjects, including intellectual property rights, and data privacy law. However, the module will also look at the subject’s interaction with thematic areas that are yet unexplored within India, for instance gender.

Module 13: Issues with CCI’s jurisdiction and Appellant Jurisdiction for Competition Law


The module will discuss appellate jurisdiction in competition law, as well as various cases that have come up concerning the issue of CCI’s jurisdiction. In the past, jurisdictional conflicts have risen between CCI and bodies like SEBI and TRAI.

Module 14: Analysis of Major Sectors under Competition Law


The module will present an analysis of markets that have come under increased competition law scrutiny in recent times. These primarily include the markets of online cab aggregators, big tech and e-commerce.

Module 15: Careers and Higher Studies in Competition Law


This module will present a comprehensive overview of various career opportunities in competition law in India. It will also provide guidance on choosing the right competition law LLM.

Module 16: Competition law in College – Moots, Internships and other co-curricular activities


The module will discuss aspects pertaining to competition law that are relevant for law students, including moots and internships.

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Course Includes

  • 16 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
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