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NILS - Summer School Programme on Competition Law

The Network for International Law Students (NILS) in association with the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) is pleased to announce the first Summer School programme on Competition Law.

Date: 1st - 6th April, 2015
Venue: National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

NILS Summer Law Schools are organized like seven-day International Schools on certain topics in science domains, guided by ideas which are helpful to youth in their academic, but in business upgrade too.

Main ideas which characterize this project are knowledge expansion of students about certain law theme which is a base of entire project, education and progressional upgrade of students who participate in project, linking, at the same time, students from all over the globe because of networking as the main goal. NILS summer law schools are held in summer, and gather approximately 40-50 participants.

This Summer Law School on Competition Law is being organized to provide law students and young lawyers an opportunity to learn about this area of law, which during the past decade has seen tremendous growth.

Course Structure:
This Summer Law School Programme offers the unique opportunity to receive intensive legal knowledge on Competition Law from prominent lawyers and professors.

The course will be divided into four parts:

  • A detailed analysis of the law relating to the three main areas of competition policy attention: anti-competitive agreements, the abuse of market dominance and mergers.
  • A review of the institutions and procedures by which competition laws are enforced in different jurisdictions.
  • The regulation of specific business practices, such as cartels, predatory pricing, and essential facilities. This section describes each practice, highlights the potential competition concerns arising there from, reprises and develops the relevant law, and engages in critical discussion of the current application of law to each area.
  • Competition law in a wider policy context. In this final part, students will consider the overlap, interaction, and friction between competition policy and other policy areas such as innovation, trade and development, media plurality and financial stability.

Specific topics covered are likely to include:

  • The purposes of competition law and policy; Introduction to anti-competitive agreements
  • Introduction to the control of abuse of dominance and mergers
  • Institutions, procedures and enforcement; Multi-tiered and cross-border enforcement
  • Cartel enforcement; Private enforcement
  • Collusion and tacit collusion; Horizontal agreements
  • Vertical agreements; IP licensing agreements
  • Excessive and discriminatory pricing; Predatory pricing
  • Refusals to supply ('Essential Facilities' doctrine)
  • Competition law and policy in the context of wider policy agendas
  • Interface between competition law and trade and development policies

Classes: The programme shall have thirty hours of lecture spanned across five days. Apart from lectures, there shall be other activities like group discussions, paper presentations etc.

The programme is open to both students and non-students. Applicants will be admitted on first come, first serve basis.

The application form is to be emailed to

Fee Structure:

  • Programme Fees (Students): Rs. 3,000/- (50 US$)
  • Programme Fees (Non-Students): Rs. 5,000/- (80 US$)
  • Accommodation Fees: Rs. 4,000/- (65 US$)

* Scholarships are available for international students (students not studying in India) upon request.

Accommodation shall be provided to students opting for accommodation in 3-star property, having air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi facility.

Students have to send in the filled application form and deposit the fees by 25th March, 2015 to secure their seat.

Mr. Pratik Bakshi
President, NILS International
Phone: +91-9946311754

Ms. Tejaswini Ranjan
Vice President (Events), NILS International
Phone: +91-7870428816


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