The implementation of some specific sectors of contract law in the framework of EU legislation has become an important issue for many subjects. In the most of cases the legislative body of the European community has followed the so called soft harmonization approach, by adopting directives on contractual matters.
One of the objectives of this course is to present an overall picture of contracts in European law, but it is also dedicated to enhancing critical analysis of some European contract law institutions, focusing in particular on the functioning of the common market. A special attention will be devoted to the European competition law and its interference with the law of contracts and the party autonomy in general. By the attendancy of the course, the students will receive professional training in this area of law, in accordance with the labor market.
This course is intended for the student to gain training and skills necessary to:
1. analyze the basic principles ruling contracts at European level
2. analyze the differences and compatibility of national contracts with European law of contracts
3. analyze the compatibility of single contractual clauses with antitrust law.