Navigating tommorow's competition and regulation challenges
In the past two decades many aspects of business and social life have been disrupted by high-growth corporates like Google, Apple and AirBnB, and by developments on financial markets. Think about the emergence of new crypto currencies and the (so far, unchallenged) hierarchy of Facebook as a leading social media platform. Should firms that agree to raise prices because of sustainability concerns be applauded, or fined as a cartel?
Market power of corporate organisations is based on brilliant but sometimes debatable strategies, which brings challenges to policy makers, regulators and supervisors like the national enforcement authorities and the European Commission. How can markets and organizations function effectively, while taking into account legal and societal challenges? Why do companies behave the way they do, and to what extent is this behavior acceptable? In this highly international environment of powerful corporates and policy makers, competition, regulation and supervision challenges require profound expertise in both economics and law to be effective. This Master's programme prepares you for addressing these challenges in present or future markets.
Bridge the common gap between law and economics
In this LLM programme in Law and Economics we focus on the practical and academic toolkit to operate in the world of leading corporates, law firms, policy-making organisations, regulatory and supervisory bodies, and economic or legal consulting. You will focus on such issues as the economic and legal aspects of market regulation and supervision, competitive strategy, competition policy, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and finance and banking. You will learn from an interdisciplinary team of legal experts and economists who enhance the challenging course content with both theory and real-world knowledge. The interdependence of and useful interplay between economics and legal perspectives is the prime focus of the programme and is discussed from both the perspectives of the regulator and of the regulated. As a graduate of this programme, you will be uniquely prepared to bridge the gap between law and economics and contribute to addressing the relevant challenges of public and private organisations.