The Brussels School of Competition (BSC) is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels, with a mission to foster education, compliance and research in the field of competition law and economics. It is organised under the auspices of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB).


The Law and Economics of Horizontal Cooperation Agreements

Friday 4 November 2016, Friday 18 November 2016, Friday 25 November 2016

This module will cover in particular the following topics :

1. Joint ventures – general issues
2. Principles of analysis under Art. 101 TFEU
3. Exchange of information agreements
4. R&D agreements
5. Production agreements
6. Purchasing...

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New study on the passing-on of overcharges

The Brussels School of Competition is pleased to invite you on a Morning Briefing on New study on the passing-on of overcharges on Friday 16 December from 8.30 to 10.00 in Brussels. In October 2016, t…

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Congratulations to all the graduates of the 2015/2016 Academic Year


The Brussels School of Competition (BSC) was delighted to welcome Paul Nihoul, Judge at the General Court, as the special guest at the Graduation Ceremony this year. He delivered a remarkable keynote speech to the new graduates who received their degrees from BSC directors Charles Gheur and Nicolas Petit.

Only six years after its establishment, the BSC continues to be the training provider of choice for those wanting to broaden their knowledge of competition law and economics.

Click here to see the photos of the Graduation Ceremony.

Good news! The deadline to apply has been extended to Thursday 22 September 2016. Don't miss out!


Prof. Nicolas Petit, Professor of Law at ULg, Prof. Wouter Vergote, Professor of Economics at USL-B, and Benoît Durand, Partner at RBB Economics, will give this year’s opening lecture on General Introduction to Competition Law and Economics.

A kind reminder that the Interuniversity Certificate in Competition Law is compatible with attendees’ busy schedules. Classes are held every Friday afternoon at FEB, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels from 1.00 to 6.00 p.m.

The programme is divided into 10 modules and 3 seminars covering the key topics (which can be taken separately, if so desired): cartels, abuse of dominant position, distribution agreements, mergers and acquisitions, State aid, and so on. Click here to learn more about the programme.

Lawyers attending the LL.M. programme, or part of it, are entitled to continuing professional development (CPD) points from the Vlaamse Balie (15 points per module) and OBFG (15 points per module).

Don't miss this opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and a thorough understanding of competition law and economics and enrol now for the module(s) of your choice or for the certificate Click here.

Join us at the Brussels School of Competition for what looks to be a very promising academic year!

Official recognition for our diploma!


Brussels School of Competition 

Official recognition for our diploma!


The Brussels School of Competition has some exciting news: the diploma it offers has now been certified. From now on, the programme in competition law will be jointly organised with the University of Liège and Saint-Louis University. Students who pass their exams will receive an ‘interuniversity certificate in competition law’, which is worth 32 credits.

The Brussels School of Competition (BSC) was established in 2010 under the auspices of FEB and became a private foundation in 2015. Its competition law and economics programme has gone from strength to strength owing to the high demand for training in this field, which is of strategic importance for companies. The courses will also continue to be held at the FEB conference centre, bringing the programme into contact with the world of business.

This certification represents genuine recognition for the work of the Brussels School of Competition and encourages us to continue our efforts in providing top-quality training. However, our greatest source of pride is seeing our former students now fulfilling key roles in renowned law firms, consultancies, major companies and competition authorities. We could not have asked for more.

Registrations are open for academic year 2016-2017


The academic year 2016-2017 will start in September 2016 and end in June 2017.

Before applying for the LL.M. programme in Competition Law and Economics, please read our admission and organisation sections.

Download here the application form for 2016-2017 and send it back to the BSC to

Should you have any questions, please contact Valeria Bustos Sierra, BSC Manager


The programme in a Nutshell

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of companies and their counsels, who have to cope with increasingly complex competition rules and the unprecedented economic risks arising from the enforcement of those rules.

  • Entirely taught in English in Brussels.
  • Divided into 10 modules and 3 Clinical seminars covering the full range of European competition law and economic issues: joint ventures and horizontal cooperation agreements, vertical agreements and distribution networks, cartels, abuse of dominance, mergers and acquisitions, state aid, etc . The programme 2016-2017 will be pretty much the same as 2015-2016
  • High-level lectures taught by outstanding academics. Meet our faculty and staff.
  • Flexible training programme compatible with the requirements of professional practice. Every Friday afternoon from 12.30 to 18.00.
  • Opportunities to socialize and meet fellow competition professionals on a regular basis.