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Principles of Competition Law

Detailed Information

Starting Date:26 February 2025
Time:17:30 till 20:00hrs
Lectures Days:Wednesdays
Duration:4 Sessions - Part Time
Contact hours:10 of 50 of total learning hours
MQF/EQF Level5
Trainer:Dr Lisa Abela
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This short study programme will guide participants through the methods and means for the regulation of competition in commercial markets by studying concepts such as trademark registration, dominance, abuse and collusive behaviour. A focus on relevant local and European jurisprudence will provide participants with a practical insight into the protection of fair competition and trade both in Malta and the EU, whether in terms of law or in terms of practice.

Among other things, the participants will understand which laws would apply to which scenario, whether they are of a local or European level. They will also comprehend the basic notions of competition law on the local and EU sphere. Participants will also be able to draw comparative analyses between local and foreign commercial law and understand concepts which emerge from local and European jurisprudence.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested to understand Competition Law, In-house lawyers, lawyers working in private practice, law students.

2 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better, and 3 Intermediate level subjects at Grade C or better. 1 of any of these subjects must be Maltese or English


3 Advanced level subjects at Grade C or better


Mature/Adult Learning Student (must be 23 when course starts) subject to an interview by the Head of the Academy.

There will be;

one assignment and students will have a choice – they will be able to choose 1 assignment out of 3.


Multiple Choice Exam.

By the end of the study programme participants would have gained:

  • The basic principles of competition law;
  • Knowledge of the law regulating trademark registration and protection and the related jurisprudence developing the interpretation of the law;
  • The notion of ‘undertaking’ and ‘relevant market’ in competition regulation and the correlation between them;
  • An understanding of practices which distort competition as outlined above, and how the law applies thereto;
  • Provisions which curb unfair dominant trading practices;
  • Knowledge of which authorities, on a local and EU level, regulate competition and related unfair practices.
  • Comprehension of the issues of a competition law nature and the manner in which they must be interpreted, where appropriate;
  • To identify issues of a competition law nature and the applicable laws and remedies.
The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority deems this Award to be at Level 5 in the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning.
Get Your Money BackEmployers can get their money back through
€192.50 will be refunded through the Get Qualified SchemeEmployers applying for the IIS Scheme under the 2nd Call will be eligible to receive a subsidy of €25.85 per trainee per hour in the case of training costs

Detailed Time Table

1. Introduction to Competition Law – 26 February 2025
2. Article 101 TFEU – 5 March 2025
3. Article 102 TFEU – 12 March 2025
4. EU Merger Regulation and introduction to Malta merger control – 26 March 2025

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