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Compliance Essentials Library

Competition Law Course

Anti-competitive agreements are almost never put into writing or formalised in any way. The parties often don't even meet or communicate directly with one other.

However, any kind of concerted action, exchange of information via third parties or just a "meeting of minds" between parties can be counted as illegal collusion and violates competition law.

Violation of competition law is a serious crime. Companies have been fined billions of dollars and those involved have received long prison sentences!

Our Competition Law Course will help your employees to understand what anti-competitive practices are, how to avoid them and why it is important to speak up if you witness anti-competitive behaviour. 

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 30 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Identify types of anti-competitive agreements
  • Take action to avoid entering into anti-competitive agreements
  • Recognise the vertical agreement block exemptions
  • Adopt measures to avoid abuse of market dominance
  • Prevent inadvertent infringements of competition laws
  • Take immediate action to report concerns or violations.

Course Contents

  • Welcome
  • A casual chat
  • Anti-competitive agreements
  • Section 1: Anti-competitive agreements
    - You make the call: Competitive or not?
    - Cartels
    - Hardcore cartels
    - Hub and spoke cartels
    - Vertical agreements
    - Vertical Agreement Block Exemption
    - Restrictions on VABEs
    - Online selling
    - Online selling restrictions
    - Resale price maintenance
    - Prohibited retail price conversations/arrangements
    - You make the call: Retail price conversations
    - Agreements between related parties can be legitimate
  • Section 2: Abuse of dominant position
    - What constitutes dominance?
    - You make the call: Dominance
    - Tying and bundling
    - Tying and bundling concerns
    - You make the call: Tying and bundling
    - Other abusive practices
  • Section 3: Avoiding competition law violations
    - You make the call: Anti-competitive practice
    - Careless talk
    - Conversation 1: Profit margin
    - Conversation 2: Environmental footprint
    - Conversation 3: Exclusivity
    - Conversation 4: Order backlog
    - Conversation 5: The new hire
  • Section 4: Investigations and enforcement
    - You make the call: Enforcement
    - Enforcement
    - Whistleblowing
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

New in 2020!

  • 14 recent news stories to further illustrate key competition law issues
  • Text updates and image replacements throughout the course
  • Two new learning activities:
    - You make the call: Enforcement
    - Conversation 5: The new hire
  • Updated scenarios/learning activities:
    - You make the call: Dominance
    - You make the call: Tying and bundling
     - You make the call: Anti-competitive practice
    - Conversation 3: Exclusivity
  • 30 new/updated post-course questions:
    - Why Is Competition Law important?
    - Horizontal and vertical agreements
    - Types of cartels
    - Hub and spoke cartels
    - VABE
    - Restrictions on retailer
    - Abuse of dominant position
    - Tying and bundling
    - Consequences of violation
    - Identifying breaches of Competition Law

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Duration Approximately 30 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out 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 Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
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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