EU competition law after Brexit? Get ahead.
‘Although the English legal system is quite different from the legal systems of other Member States, it should be remembered that the UK has often served as an inspiration or at least as a laboratory for new legal concepts and instruments’.
Valentin Mircea, former Vice-president of the Romanian Competition Authority
EU Competition Law will remain supremely important for all businesses in the 27 member states and their legal advisors. Anyone in the United Kingdom who wants to do business in the EU will need to comply with EU competition law, and systems of law throughout the world look to the jurisprudence and the decisional practice and the guidance of the EU institutions.
Moreover, the EU competition law has been an inspiration/model for many jurisdictions around the world, and will no doubt remain so, including for the UK.
Regardless of the impending withdrawal of the UK, EU Law competition law will remain of critical importance.
Here’s 4 reasons to study EU Competition Law with King’s College London
Keeping up with changes
Staying ahead of the changes coming when Britain leaves the EU is crucial. The Law school at King’s College has a long history in this subject area. The UK entered the EU in 1973 and King’s established the Centre of European Law in 1974. Its first head was a Greek judge of the Court of Justice. The current President of the Centre of European Law is Sir Francis Jacobs who was an in Luxembourg for 20 years. King’s College London is committed to research into all aspects of EU Competition Law and staying ahead of any changes, with a very strong faculty behind it.
Joseph Dunne, KCL Graduate 2016, European Parliament Practitioner
Benefiting from the strength of the Law Faculty
The programme director, Richard Whish QC (Hon), speaks regularly at member states of the EU on competition law matters. Two of the authors are very senior members of the European Commission. Wouter Wils who is a Belgian national is one of the two Hearing Officers of the Commission; Leo Flynn, an Irish National is a very senior member of the legal service of the Commission. There are also three practitioners in the team who deal with international competition law practice. This provides students with in-depth knowledge, experience and up to date insights into EU competition law.
“The most crucial information, taught by the best”
E. Tellado Vazquez, KCL Graduate, Air Navigation & Aeronautical Safety, Spain
“The course is tailored to practitioners, so is comprehensive in scope, and is focused on the needs of practice rather than being purely academic”
D. Baker, KCL Graduate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Belgium
Connecting with peers
The Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law allows students to connect and network with like-minded professionals via online forums and get support from their peers.
“The course provides you with an in-depth, complete and practical overview of all topics relevant to the competition law field and allows you to put it into practice immediately. Additionally, the course puts you in contact with competition attorneys, in-house counsel and employees of NCAs from all over the world!”
N. Brusik, KCL Graduate, Loyens & Loeff N.V., The Netherlands
Learning online whilst on full-time employment
With online learning, students can remain in full time employment while studying for the diploma.Students can gain a postgraduate diploma from a top ranked university in the UK for law (The Guardian – University league tables 2017) and fit learning around their lives no matter where they are in the world.
“Comprehensive and well-structured course which is manageable in conjunction with a busy job.”
S. Latham, KCL Graduate, Hausfeld & Co LLP, UK
Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London: http://www.informadl.com/FKW12442BP