Presentation

With the creation of the Brussels School of Competition (BSC) in 2010, the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) launched the first Brussels-based course ever devoted entirely to competition law and economics.

Over the last 5 years, the BSC programme attracted about 400 participants, thereby confirming the strong demand for professional training in competition law and economics. Interestingly, the background of our students is very diverse: corporate lawyers, civil servants, economic consultants and foreign students.

The Brussels School of Competition in a nutshell

Brussels is not only home to the European Commission and a key meeting place for national competition enforcement authorities, it also serves as the European headquarters for major Belgian and international businesses, law firms and economic consultancies. As a result, Brussels is unquestionably one of the world's antitrust capitals.

The BSC capitalises on this wealth of competition expertise to offer a specialised study programme in EU competition law and economics.

In recent years, demand for professional training in competition law (conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.) has increased exponentially, driven to a large extent by the challenges posed by (i) the growing influence of economic theory in competition proceedings; and (ii) the importance of competition "compliance" within companies. Given the current economic context, competition lawyers have also been eager to supplement their substantive knowledge and hone their professional skills.

Who

In response to this demand, Charles Gheur (Burson-Marsteller) and Professor Nicolas Petit (University of Liege) established in 2010 the Brussels School of Competition (BSC). The three goals of the BSC are to foster education, compliance and research in the field of competition law and economics. As part of its educational purpose, the BSC organises since 2010 a high-profile, specialised course (in English) in EU competition law and economics. 

Purposes ot the LL.M.

The LL.M. programme has five unique defining features:

  1. It offers practical training, thanks to an experienced contingent of competition lawyers, economic consultants, and senior officials;
  2. It provides high-level lectures taught by outstanding academics;
  3. It embraces a modern approach to training, fully reflecting the interdisciplinary nature (law and economics) of competition policy;
  4. It proposes a flexible training programme compatible with the requirements of professional practice;
  5. It gives its students opportunities to socialise and meet fellow competition professionals on a regular basis.

Board

                                                                                                   

President of the BSC                   Director of the BSC                      Director of the BSC                              Manager of the BSC
Philippe Lambrecht                        Nicolas Petit                                   Charles Gheur                                        Huyen Vo
Secretary General, FEB                Professor, University of Liege         Director, Burson-Marsteller