European Business Law

SubjectEuropean Business Law
Semester6th semester (spring)
TypeRequired (Elective module: Management and Law)
Study programme:Business studies (undergraduate)
Primary language:Slovene
The course will be carried out in the Slovene language and is an elective course in accordance with an officially approved curriculum of the University Degree Program in Business Studies, Management and Law Module.

A prerequisite for involvement in the course is knowledge of basic concepts in the field of law, while knowledge of international relations might be useful. Sufficient knowledge of English language is also desirable for understanding of additional study literature.

The objective of the course is to acquaint students with fundamental aspects of European Commercial Law, in particular with basic aspects of the functioning of the EU's internal market (ie the single market of the EU), as well as with the importance of competition that is protected and ensured by the European legal order, and the understanding of the importance of monetary union.
  • acquire basic theoretical knowledge in the fields under consideration;
  • understanding and knowledge of European Commercial Law, including of the relevant case-law;
  • ability of problem solving, professional-scientific analysis, evaluation of different theoretical positions and the use of different legal interpretative methods;
Learning outcomes
  • knowledge and understanding of the basic aspects of European Commercial Law,
  • ability to evaluate, explain and argument legal issues from the subject area;
  • knowledge, understanding and the ability to analyse relevant case-law;
  • oral and written expression on legal issues in the field of the subject.
1. European Commercial Law in general
1.1 EU doctrine on the sources of law
1.2 EU Primary Law (Treaty on the European Union, Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union)
1.3 EU secondary law
1.4 European Commercial Law and Third Countries (including Brexit)
 2. The EU internal market (basic aspects)
2.1. Legal rules and principles defining the EU internal market - four freedoms of the EU
2.2. The social dimension of the internal market
2.3 The importance of EU citizenship and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
 3. EU Competition Law (Basic Aspects)
3.1. The aim of EU competition policy and competition law
3.2 Antitrust rules
3.3. State aid
3.4 Mergers
3.5 Liberalization of the market
3.6 Judicial protection
 4. EU banking and financial law (basic aspects)
4.1. Free movement of capital and case-law of the Court of Justice of the EU (eg. on the prevention of money laundering, harmonization of taxation of capital, tax evasion, investments)
4.2. Monetary Union - legal aspects
Teaching and learning activities
  • Lectures;
  • Analyses of primary and secondary sources of EU Law, case law analysis.
Evaluation systems and criteria
  • Written examination.
Teaching and learning material
  • Trstenjak, V./Brkan, M. et al.: Pravo EU: Ustavno, procesno in gospodarsko pravo EU, GV Založba, Ljubljana, 2012;
  • Moena, Gabriël, Trone, John, Commercial Law of the European Union, Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 2010; 
  • Evropska komisija, Politike Evropske unije, Konkurenca, 2018, dostopno na ;
  • Treaty on the European Union;
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;
  • EU Secondary Law;
  • Judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU;
  • Other literature recommended during the lectures.
Office hours
  • Before and after the lectures
  • By agreement