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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Prof Dr Susanne Augenhofer

Summer term 2012

 

Specialization 3: Civil Legal Advice and Lawmaking – obligatory chosen part and Specialization 4;

Subspecialization 4b: Market and Contract Law and 4c: Company and Corporate Law

 

European Consumer Law

Course (2 SP) - weekly, Tuesdays from 16:00 to 18:00

 

The course focuses on European consumer law. The various consumer protection directives and regulations will be discussed, and their interpretation by the ECJ will be analysed. The lecture will also refer to the implementation of these directives and regulations into German law. The current developments in European consumer law will be considered (in particular the Consumer Rights Directive and the Draft for a Common European Sales Law) and the problems linked to the enforcement of consumer protection provisions will be outlined.

International students are welcome!

 

Location: room BE 1, 139a

Reading: will be announced at the first lecture.

 

European and German Unfair Competition Law

Course (2 SP) - weekly, Tuesdays from 12:00 to 14:00

The course focuses on unfair competition law that is regulated in the Law of Unfair Commercial Practices (Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb, UWG).  At the start, the function of unfair competition law as part of competition law will be taken into account, and consequently the influence of European law on this area of law will be highlighted. Afterwards, the most important key principles will be explained, and various groups of cases will be looked at on the basis of examples of the enforcement of law. Finally, the course is addressed to the enforcement of law.

International students are welcome!

 

Location: room BE 1, 140/142

Reading: will be announced at the first lecture.