Studying Law at Roma Tre

Academic Year 2022-2023

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Fall Semester (1 October - 22 December, 2022)


Comparative Competition Law 2022

Prof. Margherita Colangelo

Starting Wednesday, October 12. 
Wednesday - Thursday - Friday, h. 14,00-16,00 

Lessons will be held as follows: on Wednesday and Friday lessons will be held in person in room 5; on Thursday lessons will be held online via Microsoft Teams. All information and materials will be posted on the Roma Tre e-learning platform. 

This course focuses on competition law from a comparative perspective (with particular reference to the European Union and the United States). It aims to provide students with the tools for understanding antitrust policies and their concrete implementation through the study of EU and U.S. legislation, case law and enforcement practice. The course also includes in-depth analysis of specific topics related to sectors of interest (including digital markets) and the intersections between competition law and other areas of law, such as intellectual property law. 
More in detail, it will cover: 
  • The objectives of competition law; 
  • Essentials of US antitrust law; 
  • The role of competition rules in the EU; 
  • Market power, market definition and barriers to entry; 
  • Article 101 TFEU; Section 1 Sherman Act; 
  • Article 102 TFEU; Section 2 Sherman Act; 
  • Competition law and regulation; 
  • Public and private enforcement; 
  • Mergers (essentials)
Course Learning Activities 

The course consists of lectures on the main subjects of competition law, followed by presentations that are meant to support the lectures and encourage interactive student participation.  

Assessment tools 

Student evaluation will be based on class work and class participation (i.e. oral presentations given during the semester) and a final written exam.  

Attendance policy 

Class attendance is compulsory. 

Course textbook: 

In addition to cases examined during lessons, a selection of readings will be recommended, mainly from the following textbook: 

R. Whish – D. Bailey, Competition Law, Oxford University Press 2021- selected chapters (see moodle) 

For further information and enrollment: please contact Professor Margherita Colangelo (email: and/or register at: 



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