EU Antitrust

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The European Union (EU) has established rules and policies to ensure competition enhances overall economic welfare. Two key rules, covered in Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, address anticompetitive agreements and the abuse of a dominant market position. This course explains the consequences of engaging in anti-competitive behavior and describes how to identify practices that infringe EU antitrust law. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Simons Muirhead Burton LLP. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with legal statutes or statutory instruments. Simons Muirhead Burton LLP accepts no responsibility for the contents of this course. Any reliance on the contents of this course as legal advice is prohibited and at the user’s risk. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a solicitor-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.


  • recognize concepts that underpin EU competition law
  • determine which business actions are least likely to be considered breaches of the EU rule on anticompetitive agreements
  • identify possible violations of the EU rule on dominant positions
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to avoid breaching EU antitrust laws


  • What Are Competition Laws?
  • Avoiding Anticompetitive Agreements
  • Abuse of Dominant Market Position
  • Knowledge Check: Complying with EU Antitrust Laws