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Antitrust Law
Diritto antitrust

A.Y. Credits
2017/2018 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Chiara Tenella-Sillani Before and after lectures

Assigned to the Degree Course

Political Science, Economics and Government (L-36)
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to illustrate the legal rules direct to safeguard market economy and its protagonists (producers and consumers) considering both National and European legal system and global trading system.


The course is focused on the National and European laws direct to safeguard market economy. The course provides an historical background of the relation between public authorities and economic activities and explains the evolution of competition policies and its benefits on society and institutions. The course will analyze the fundamental principles of antitrust law and its evolution from the experience of the United States (the Scherman Act of 1890), through the European legislation, to Italian antitrust law (and the reasons behind its late introduction). The concept of anticompetitive behaviors and the notions of enterprise, relevant market and market power as well as all the other related issues and definitions will be illustrated. In particular, the course will focus on the main concepts related to antitrust law: agreements, abuse of dominant position, concentrations. In a comparative perspective, the course will provide a general framework of  the antistrust organization systems and the role and power of the various antitrust authorities (with particular regard to the European Commission and to the Italian AGCM, the independent administrative authority). The course will analyze also the so called “special competition rules” regarding press, broadcasting (including advertising) and banking law and the provisions direct to protect consumers under Italian and European legal system.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The aim of the course is to enable students to gain:

- a deep knowledge of the legislation on antitrust law and of its general principles;

- ability to interpret Italian provisions, Antitrust law provisions, European legislation, and ability to identify the ratio of each provision;

- ability to understand and to draw together the principles and rules concerning antitrust law in order to apply them to case law;

- acquire appropriate legal language and the ability to synthetize information with systematic approach;

- acquire specialized legal knowledge suitable for inclusion in various fields of work.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Lectures held by the Professor.

Seminars and practical classes will be held in order to study, through case law, specific subjects covered by the course.



For attending students: oral presentations held by students during class.

Course books

Texts and teaching material:

Vito Maria Mangini - Gustavo Olivieri, Diritto antitrust, Torino, Giappichelli, 2012;

or, alternatively

Federico Ghezzi - Gustavo Olivieri, Diritto antitrust, Torino, Giappichelli, 2013.

It is also suggested:

Antonio.Patuelli, Nuova Europa o neonazionalismo?, 2015, Rubettino

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

For attending students, alternatively to the aforementioned books:

S. Cassese, La nuova Costituzione economica, 2015, Laterza,


Oral exam

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