competition law online learning

Competition Law – Online Learning

This e-learning course will help you understand why competition law exists, how it is interpreted and works in the real world and what the impact can be on companies that do not comply with the law. With this e-learning course:

  • Define competition law and the potential sanctions imposed
  • Examine anti-competitive agreements and how the Competition and Markets Authority targets law breakers
  • Investigate strategies through which a company may exploit its dominant market position
  • Identify how anti-competitive behaviours with competitors can cause anti-competition law issues
  • Explore other aspects of anti-competitive behaviour in detail
  • Apply competition law knowledge to specific case studies for testing and practical understanding
  • Review a real-life case study example from start to finish

Course Introduction

When businesses compete, consumers get better service at a better price. The goal of competition law, therefore, is to protect consumers by making sure businesses are competing with each other.

Competition law is broken when parties remove the element of uncertainty, which should normally exist between competitors, and replace it with certainty.

Competition law is concerned with two main areas:

  • anti-competitive agreements
  • the abuse of a dominant position.

Where it is deemed that competition law has been breached, individuals involved can be disqualified from being a director, fined, and/or sent to jail. Aside from this, a firm can be fined up to 10% of its worldwide turnover. So, the importance of making employees aware of this law cannot be overstated.

This e-learning aims to raise awareness of competition law, providing guidance and information that will help ensure your organisation and employees avoid the potential pitfalls of anti-competitive practices.

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction
  • Review the purpose of competition law
  • Identify the two main areas of competition law
  • Understand some of the sanctions imposed on those breaking competition law
  • Read how one party that has broken the law might receive more favourable treatment.​
Module 2 - Anti-competitive agreements
  • Establish what an agreement is
  • Review examples of behaviours which would confirm an agreement
  • Identify how the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) measures an effect on competition
  • Explore which behaviours the CMA targets.
Module 3 - Abuse of dominance
  • Understand what a dominant company is
  • Establish how competition authorities define dominance
  • Explore how a legitimate action for one company could raise concerns if a company is dominant
  • Review examples of how companies can abuse their dominant position.​
Module 4 - Anti-competitive behaviours with competitors
  • Explore how information exchanges and trade associations can cause potential competition law issues
  • Understand how dishonesty is defined within a cartel offense
  • List and appreciate each of the cartel offences.
Module 5 - Anti-competitive behaviours with customers/distributors

Review and understand:

  • resale price maintenance
  • abusive pricing
  • rebate and resale restrictions
  • non-compete obligations
  • tying
  • why it can be illegal to refuse to offer products
  • how language can be misinterpreted
  • good practice with respect to written communications.
Module 6 - Test yourself

An opportnuity to test yourself on some of what you have learnt via a series of case studies and examples.

Module 7 - Case study

By the end of this module you will have seen a real-life example of how an information exchange led to cartel activities including: price fixing, market sharing and bid rigging.

Module 8 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners​

Customisable

All content can be adapted and altered to suit your needs. Courses are white-label as standard, but can include logos and branding where required. We can also provide AI generated language translations on demand.

Updates

All content is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure technical accuracy, best practice and legal compliance for your learners. Updates are all automatically made to content.

Certification

Your employees will receive personalised and dated certificates upon successful completion of our CPD certified e-learning courses. All courses have relevant accreditations.

Integration

Deliver e-learning courses via your own branded learning portal provided by us or upload our regularly updated courses to your own LMS if you would prefer.

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