Doing Business in the European Union
- The major course objective will be to explain the way economic interests of foreign companies should be protected, based upon the knowledge of economic and legislative frameworks for doing business in the EU. The specific objectives are: - to provide an overview of the EU legislation and economic regulation mechanisms; - to analyze relations between the EU and its trade and investment partners; - to create systematized vision of the EU business environment; - to upgrade management knowledge and skills for the companies’ major interest’s protection on foreign markets; - to develop initial skills for shaping external economic policies towards the EU that can be relevant regarding the entry-market strategies for other regional blocs.
- Knowledge of the economic and legal environment for foreign companies doing business in the EU
- Knowledge of peculiarities of the EU competition law and monitoring of competition law compliance
- Knowledge of combination of interests of small and big businesses, of domestic and external tasks in the EU policy as well as policy against shadow economy/offshores; cases against violation of competition law
- know the business environment for the regional real estate markets, market conditions for foreign companies entering markets of trade blocs
- Learn to use and analyze statistical and economic data and academic knowledge;
- Gain skills to critically evaluate analytical and scientific materials on the given issues and find options for possible solutions related to entry of foreign companies in to the European market
- learn to use references, yearbooks and professional literature on the given topic
- know the current problems that foreign enterprises are facing in the EU
- The basics of the EU business environment: integration pillars, institutional structure, supremacy of the EU law, supranational authority
- Economics of the EU market. Legal environment for doing business in the EU.
- Peculiarities of EU Anti-trust law and Competition policy.
- Other EU policy areas of concern to investors (single market, trade policy and trade agreements, ecology, Energy Union, R&D, single patent, digital market, finance, public procurement, SME incentives, transport and access to infrastructure)
- Infringement of the EU legislation. European Commission against companies’ cases.
- Offshore jurisdictions and the EU
- Real estate in the EU. Real estate projects in real terms.
- Frank Mcdonald, & Stephen Dearden. (2004). European Economic Integration. Financial Times/ Prentice Hall.
- Whish, R., & Bailey, D. (2012). Competition Law (Vol. Seventh edition). Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=678105