Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course description

The objective of the course is to provide the students with knowledge and competences related to support the undertakes in the fields of competition, State aids to the extent to become a “company lawyer”.
Expected learning results, in accord to the Dublin descriptors:

At the end of the course, the student should demonstrate the acquisition of the following knowledge, ability and skills:

Knowledge and Understanding
a) deep knowledge related to the internal market and to the discipline of the competition, to the social economy of the market and to the Economic and Monetary Union

Applying Knowledge and Understanding
2) interpretation skills about the EU rules and case-law concerning the economic activities and to the undertakes and to apply them to concret situations;

Making judgments
3) skills to find legal acts, judicial acts and data to make a critical analysis of the effects of the EU law and policies on the undertakes and on the national and local development; ability to indivuduate the opportunities (in terms of funds) offered by the EU system, but also the burdens to the undertakes, to the extent to strenghten the students ability of problem solving.
The skill achievement will be verified through case studies discussion.
4) skills to discuss in a critical and thorough manner the problems related to the undertakes and the national and local Institutions charged with the development polices. The communication skills will be stimulated through the individual and group presentation of case studies;

Lifelong Learning skills
5)The lifelong learning skills and the critical analysis about the problems related to the regulation and policy effects on the undertakes and the national and local development systems. The skill achievement will be verified through case studies discussion


The course presupposes a deep knowledge of the EU institutional system and of the EU policy general framework


Free movement of factors of production (24 h)
Free movement of goods Free movement of workers Right to stabilization of free movement of services Free movement of capitals and payments Rules of competiton applicable to the undertakes The abuse of dominant position Enforcemen of rules applicable to the undertakes Rules of competition applicable to the States Discipline of State Aids The control on the State Aids Economic and Monetary Union Social economy of markets

1. Rules of competition applicable to the undertakes (9 h)
1.1 The abuse of dominant position
1. 2 Enforcement of rules applicable to the undertakes
2. Rules of competition applicable to the States (9 h)
2.1. Discipline of State Aids
2.2 The control on the State Aids
3. Economic and Monetary Union (3 h)
4. Social economy of markets (3 h)
5. European Law of Development: The Lisbon Strategy (12 h);
5.1 The EMU evolution towards the growth objectives;
5.2 Social Policy and Employment;
5.3 Economic and Social Cohesion;
5.4 The coordinated actions in the environment , energy and transport domains;
6. The external dimension of European law of undertakings and development
6.1 Trade Policy;
6.2 Cooperation to the development;
7. The international Economic Crisis and its impact on the EMU (9 h);
7.1 The Europe 2020 Strategy;
7.2 The reform of the direct management programs,
7.3 The Structural Fund Reform

Teaching Methods

Frontal lesson


L. Daniele, Diritto del Mercato Unico Europeo, last edition
Materials which will be distributed during the course

Learning assessment

1. Number of the exam phases: 1
2. Exam objectives: verification of the student knowledge level about the principal course issues;
3. Exam methodology: oral exam
4. Timing: based on the Department exam calendar
5. Duration: 30 min
6. Typology: conversation
7. Exam final evaluation: the student will gain the minimum score when he will be able to demonstrate the acquisition of basic knowledge related to the institutional framework, to the source hierarchy, to the judicial protection and to the internal market discipline. The student will gain the maximum score when he will be able to demonstrate to have fully achieved the expected results, according to the Dublin indicators.

More information

Prerequisity: EU law