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Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Competition Law, Regulatory Law, and Compliance (12 ECTS)




15 days


CHF 6'900.00

Comment on costs: 

In der Programmgebühr von CHF 6'900.- sind Kursunterlagen und Prüfungsgebühren enthalten. Für die Wiederholung von Prüfungen werden den Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer die Kosten separat verrechnet.


Campus ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur.

Language of instruction:

  • English, French
  • Das Unterrichtsmaterial ist in englischer Sprache.

Objectives and content

Target audience

The program is aimed at executives of larger and smaller companies in all sectors, as well as representatives of national and international authorities and institutions who wish to acquire solid legal, economic, and practical knowledge in the field of competition and regulatory law. A sound legal background is not required.

  • Attorneys / compliance officers
  • Management consultants
  • Specialists in regulatory affairs and risk management.


After completing the program:

  • you will understand the economic fundamentals as well as the tasks and objectives of antitrust and regulatory law;
  • you will be familiar with the legal framework and legal sources of international competition law and have expanded your expertise in state aid law and public procurement law;
  • you will be able to analyze legal and regulatory issues and assess their impact on your business; and
  • you will understand the importance of compliance programs to minimize antitrust and regulatory risks and be able to develop compliance programs independently.


Module I International Competition Law, State Aid and Public Procurement Law

In the first part of this module, participants are given an in-depth introduction to international antitrust law:

  •  Economic foundations and objectives         
  • Supranational competition systems and market integration
  •  Mergers and market definition
  • Significance and development of market power and its legal limitations
  •  Competition agreements, distribution systems, and parallel imports
  • Litigation before competition authorities and courts

The second part of the module deals with state aid law and public procurement law:

  • State economic governance and state aid/ Best practice in procurement
  • Procurement law and state aid law decision practice

Module II Regulatory Law, Economics and Compliance

The fundamentals of economic regulation are presented both from the perspective of regulated industries, such as telecommunications, railways, electricity, and finance, and from the perspective of regulators:

  • Regulatory developments and economic fundamentals
  • Market opening and state monopolies
  • Special features of selected regulated industries
  • Interaction with regulatory authorities and regulatory affairs

The second part of the module deals with the topic of compliance in public and private companies:

  • Best practice in the preparation of compliance programs
  • Special features of compliance in public companies
  • Special compliance requirements in regulated markets


The CAS program consists of two consecutive modules. The program is diverse employs a range of teaching and learning methods, in particular:

  • Lectures and discussions with renowned industry experts, public authorities, and scholars
  • Practical exercises and case studies
  • Individual and group assignments
  • The languages of instruction are French and English. (Simultaneous translation will be available on request).

Enquiries and contact



  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Breitenmoser, Swiss Federal Administrative Court (BVGer), Judge
  • Prof. Dr. Blaise Carron, University of Neuchâtel, Professor
  • Prof. Dr. Simon Evenett, University St. Gallen, Professor
  • Jay L. Himes, Labaton Sucharow, Partner
  • Nikolai Malyshev, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Head of the Regulatory Policy Division
  • Dr. Maximilian Mertel, General Court of the European Union (EGC), Legal Secretary
  • Teresa Moreira, United Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Head of Competition and Consumer Policies
  • Gilles Robert-Nicoud, Alpiq Holding, Head of Legal Generation
  • Gwenael Muguet-Poullennec, General Court of the European Union (EGC), Legal Secretary
  • Dr. Oliver Schaller, Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO), Vice-Director
  • Isabell Schäuble, Implenia AG
  • Dr. Felix Schraner, AGON-PARTNERS, Partner
  • Dr. Erik Staebe, German Railways (DB), Head of Antitrust procedure and Regulatory law
  • Dr. Theodor Thanner, Austrian Federal Competition Authority (BWB), Director-General
  • Dr. Urs Trinkner, Swiss Economics, Managing-Director


Start Application deadline Registration link
27.06.2022 on request Application

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