Competition Law Compliance Training

Anti-competitive agreements are rarely formalised. Parties often don't even meet or communicate directly with one other. However, any concerted action, exchange of information or 'meeting of minds' may be illegal collusion.

UK and EU competition laws prohibit anti-competitive agreements and the abuse of dominant market position. Violating competition law is a serious crime that has led to big fines for companies and long prison sentences!

Our Competition Law Compliance Training Course will help your employees understand anti-competitive practices, how to avoid them and why to speak up if they see anti-competitive behaviour.

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Competition Law Compliance Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Identify types of anti-competitive agreement
  • Take action to avoid entering into anti-competitive agreements
  • Adopt measures to avoid abuse of market dominance
  • Prevent inadvertent infringements of competition law
  • Take immediate action to report concerns or violations
  • React appropriately in case of a dawn raid

Latest Course Updates

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • 17 new news stories to illustrate key competition law issues
  • 9 updated activities & scenarios
  • Updated post-course assessment with 18 new questions
  • Course reviewed and improved by a legal expert to supplement the latest content review

Course Outline

Introduction

What is competition law?

- Competition law in the UK & EU

Anti-competitive agreements

Horizontal & vertical anti-competitive agreements

- You decide: Competitive or not?

Horizontal agreements

- Horizontal block exemptions
- Hardcore cartels
- Crossing the line: Hardcore cartels
- Hub-and-spoke cartels
- Crossing the line: Hub-and-spoke cartels
- You decide: Hardcore or hub-and-spoke cartel?
- Commercially-sensitive information
- Crossing the line: Commercially-sensitive information
- You decide: Commercially-sensitive information
- Cooperation agreements with competitors
- Vertical agreements
- Vertical Agreement Block Exemption
- Restriction on VABEs
- Online selling
- Online selling restrictions
- Crossing the line: Online selling
- Scenario: Online selling
- Resale price maintenance
- Crossing the line: Resale price maintenance
- You decide: Resale price maintenance
- Legitimate agreements between related parties

A dominant position

- You decide: A dominant position or not?
- Abuse of dominant position
- Crossing the line: Abuse of a dominant position
- Scenario: Abuse of a dominant position
- Tying & bundling
- Tying & bundling concerns
- Crossing the line: Tying & bundling
- You decide: Tying & bundling

Complying with competition law

- You decide: Acceptable discussion or not?
- Best practice: Complying with competition law
- Conversation 1: Profit margin
- Conversation 2: Environmental footprint
- Conversation 3: Brand maintenance
- Conversation 4: Order backlog
- Conversation 5: The new hire

Enforcement

- Crossing the line: Enforcement
- You decide: Enforcement
- Penalties
- Whistleblowing

Summary

Affirmation

Assessment

Course Specifications

Structure

Structure

Approximately 45-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.

Audience

Audience

Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience required.

Design

Design

SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.

Fast track

FastTrack Option

Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment.

Compatibility

Compatibility

All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.

Tailoring

Tailoring

Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.

Translation

Translation

Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.

Localisation

Localisation

Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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