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2010/2011  BA-HA_E135  EU law from a business perspective

English Title
EU law from a business perspective

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn . Spring
Pending schedule: Fri.:11.40-14.15, week:38-41, 43-46 This course will also be offered in Spring 2012
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course Coordinator
  • Jens Fejø - Law Department
Secretary Trine Buch - tb.jur@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
  • Management

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
The course’s development of personal competences:
1. Enhance ability to apply legal analysis to critical business problems
2. Improve rhetorical, persuasive and other skills needed to argue
successfully both in written and oral form
3. Increase experience in group work

At the end of the course the student should
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles and specific rules of EU law that affect business
  • Intelligently discuss problems that may arise for businesses operating under EU law
  • Thoughtfully select and persuasively apply the law in order to resolve specific legal problems encountered by business
  • Thoughtfully reflect on the impact of the law on the business community
No previous legal training is necessary.
4 hour open book exam
Exam Period Winter Term

The exam is a 4 hour written, open book exam. The exam is PC-based with no internet access. It is also possible to write in hand.
Course Content

The European Union requires free movement of goods, services, persons and capital between the Member States. Such rules provide both an advantage and a challenge to businesses. For example, efforts to abolish restrictions to trade within the Union make it easier for companies to expand their business throughout Europe. However, such expansion efforts will be curbed if they happen to violate competition laws.

The objective of the course is to familiarize students with concrete solutions to legal problems confronted by the business community in Europe. Towards this end, the following topics will be explored:

1. Basic principles of the European Union

2. Free movement of goods, services, people and capital

3. Competition law

4. EU laws that regulate contracts, such as in e-trade

5. Intellectual property rights

Teaching Methods
The teaching will take the form of lectures, discussions of recent cases, and interactive forms of teaching such as negotiating, arguing cases and advising clients. Detailed instruction on how to complete the final exam will be conveyed throughout the course.
  1. EU Law 2nd edition – Nigel Foster

The final reading list will appear in the semester plan.