Module leader: Dr Luca Rubini
This module focuses on an extremely topical area of EU competition and trade policy, ie state aid. This has emerged in the last 10 years as one of the most prolific and pivotal areas of EU law and policy.
The module will focus on both the law and policy regulating State aid (and also on ancillary regulation of State regulation in the EU). The idea is to expand the perspective of the subject by adopting a multidisciplinary approach, which reaches beyond the legal discourse to consider the economic, political and historical implications, and by using significant case-studies developing out of practical and topical problems. State aid issues will be set against the broader context of EU law and policy.
The course will cover the following issues:
The broader context of EU state aid (EU internal market, constitutional, institutional and procedural issues; beyond the EU: the WTO and other international agreements regulating subsidies)
The institutional control of EU state aid
The judicial control of EU state aid
The definition of State aid
The justification of state aid
The economics and politics and State aid and its control
Methods of assessment
Modules on the LLM programmes will be assessed in one of the following ways. As this website is set up in advance, it is not possible to specify which method of assessment will be implemented for each module.
One 3-hour written examination
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