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Economic Law

Code 12120
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Ciências Sociais e Jurídicas
Entry requirements None.
Mode of delivery theoretical and practical
Work placements not applicable
Learning outcomes This course aims to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts of law and, more specifically, with economic law, providing future economists with the main references for the legal regulation of the economy. The aim is to provide students with up-to-date knowledge of the legal frameworks for economic activity in Portugal and the European Union.
Syllabus I. Introduction to Economic Law
1. Approach to the concept of law, its purpose, necessity and sources;
2. The relationship between economics and law;
3. Object of Economic Law;
4. Sources of Economic Law.
II. The Portuguese Economic Constitution and State Intervention in the Economy
1. Concept of the Economic Constitution;
2. Brief historical outline;
3. The current Economic Constitution;
4. The Economic Organization;
5. The Portuguese Economic Administration;
6. The State as a producer of goods and services.
III. European Union Law and the Internal Market
1. The legal order of the Union;
2. Objectives and Fundamental Principles of EU Law;
3. EU institutions and bodies;
4. Fundamental Economic Freedoms;
IV. EU Competition Rules and Portuguese Law
1. Agreements, concerted practices and decisions by associations of undertakings;
2. Abuse of a dominant position;
3. Concentrations;
4. State aid.
Main Bibliography SANTOS, António Carlos dos; GONÇALVES, Maria Eduarda; MARQUES, Maria Manuel Leitão, Direito Económico, Almedina, 2022 (8th edition).
MONCADA, Luís Solano Cabral de, Direito Económico, Almedina, 2023 (8th edition);
GORJÃO-HENRIQUES, Miguel, Direito da União - História, direito, cidadania, mercado interno e concorrência, Almedina, 2019 (9th edition);
SILVA, Miguel Moura e, Direito da Concorrência, AAFDL Editora, 2020 (2nd edition).
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The classes in this curricular unit are theoretical and practical. At first, the subject is explained in an expository manner and then analyzed with the students, who are encouraged to participate. Finally, practical exercises are discussed and solved so that students can develop their reasoning skills, applying the contents to concrete cases using the respective legal rules.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-06-14

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