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About the Course

The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. This five week course is the first in a series of three that will provide students with an insight into European Business Law. The series ranges from considering the basic structures and principles of the European Union to focusing on various specialized areas of law. Each course will give the students an understanding of the laws and policies that regulate the internal market of European Union, as well as relevant case law and useful inputs from leading practitioners in the field. At the end of this course series, you will have a basic understanding of how to: • Navigate EU legal sources • Understand relevant laws and regulations governing the internal European Union market • Apply the fundamental principles of EU law within the EU legal framework • Utilize the rules of freedom of movement and their impacts on trade in the EU • Relate EU law with national laws • Understand EU policies and their influence on foreign trade and investment About the Series In the first course, Understanding the Fundamentals, we will examine the core structures and principles of the European Union as well as the main sources of law. In the second course, Doing business in Europe, we will focus on the main laws that regulate various aspects of establishing and running a business within the European Union. In the final course, Competing in Europe, we will go into more depth about how to compete on the internal market and protect your brand, product or invention. To keep up to speed on the course series, visit our Facebook page at: Syllabus and Format Each course consists of a number of modules where one module represents about one week of work. A module includes a number of lectures and readings, and finishes with a voluntary assessment – a quiz, a small peer graded assignment or a case law review. The assessments are intended to encourage learning and ensure that you understand the material of the course. Participating in forum discussions is voluntary. Course I - Understanding the Fundamentals Module 1. Introduction to EU law Module 2. Legal Method and Sources Module 3. Constitutional Freedoms and Fundamental principles Module 4. Freedom of Movement Module 5. The External Dimension Course II - Doing Business in Europe Module 1. Making Business Transactions Module 2. Establishing a Company Module 3. Employing and Working in Europe Module 4. Paying Taxes and Complying with Environmental Standards Module 5. Case Clinic Module 6. Resolving Cross-border Disputes Course III - Competing in Europe Module 1. Trademarks as Essential Assets Module 2. Defending Patents Module 3. Competition: Illegal Agreements Module 4. Competition: Abuse of Dominance and Mergers Module 5. Advocacy and Legal Writing Module 6. Selling to the State and State Aid Lund University Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centers and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. The Faulty of Law is one of Lund University’s four original faculties, dating back to 1666. It is a modern faculty with an international profile, welcoming both international and Swedish students. Education, research and interaction with the surrounding community are the main focus of the Faculty’s work. The connection between the three is particularly apparent in the programmes and courses offered by the university, including the university’s MOOC course in European Business Law. The students get the chance to engross themselves in traditional legal studies, while interacting with both researchers and professionally active lawyers with qualifications and experience from various areas of law. The faculty offers three international Masters: two 2-year Master’s programmes in International Human Rights Law and European Business Law, and a 1-year Master’s in European and International Tax Law. Students from around 40 countries take part in the programmes which offer a unique subject specialization within each field, with highly qualified researchers and professional legal practitioners engaged in the teaching. The Master’s programme in European Business Law provides an in-depth understanding of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of business law within the European Union. The programme provides both general and specific knowledge of the European Union legal framework, which is necessary for students intending to work as legal advisors or business decision-makers. The programme is delivered in English and is open to students with at least a three year degree in Law (Bachelor, LL.B, or equivalent) who want to specialise in European economic and business law. The MOOC course in European Business Law is a great course to start with for students intending to apply for the Master’s programme in European Business Law. Even though the MOOC course does not grant credits previous knowledge of the subject is considered upon admission to the master’s programme. For more information about the Master’s programme in European Business Law see!meb...

Top reviews


Oct 25, 2018

It is very clear and all the information provided on the lectures is relevant for the field of study. I loved the structure, the teachers and the way how the topics were presented. Highly recommended!


Oct 04, 2017

Great Material. although the support by coursera was lacking and the students aren't getting answers to Qs. Also there are not enough assignments to complete the peer graded assignments.

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By Carolina J

May 14, 2017

I really enjoyed the course. It was hard specially the first two weeks, but definitely worth it.

Overall I genuinely enjoyed developing further my knowledge and the different aspects of EU Competition Law covered by it

By Marcin U

Jan 28, 2019

Extremely interesting lectures! Couldn't ask for better course to gain general knowledge about the EU. Cannot wait for the parts to come! The only thing I do not understand is why European Business Law (all three of the courses) aren't under any specialisation/one "big" certificate like other universities do

By Mauro S

Jun 09, 2016

The University of Lund provided a great course. The content was rich and well presented by a team of dedicated professors. Thank you!

By Mizuki M

Feb 04, 2019

Very well explained the essential and fundamental part of EU law.

By Monique F G d B

Mar 03, 2019

Cool me! I am not a lawyer! Cheers! Count to ten! :)

By Amelin J

Mar 11, 2019

Great course for beggining to understand how the EU works. Amazing professors.


Mar 31, 2019

Great course

By Slim D

Feb 05, 2019

amazing really well made and very competent and professional lecturers thanks you very much for this opportunity

By Shahzad A B

Jul 27, 2018

Excellent and easy to understand the EU fundamentals

By Luca A

Oct 06, 2016

Content is relevant and concise, with enough materials to research or use if one wished to further their knowledge on the subject. Lectures are mostly lively, kept to the point, and presented with real life examples that aid comprehension and prevent monotony. In my opinion this course achieves its goal of teaching the fundamentals. However, if one wished to get a solid grasp of this topic additional work on their behalf would be required outside of the course.

By MD. A A

Feb 21, 2016


By Manoj R T K

Jun 01, 2017

Good into to EU business law

By Vesna S

Oct 27, 2017

I am completely satisfied with this course. Excellent teachers, organization of content, as well as the reading materials. Thank you for your dedication!

By Sergei Z

May 15, 2017

The course is very systematic. It makes a big picture and a lot of details. Many thanks to the developers and teachers.

By Andon T

Feb 07, 2016

This is a professional, detailed and enriching course that I, as a practitioner and legal adviser in the field of EU law, highly recommend. Well done!

By Nadia P

Sep 02, 2016

This is a great course for law practitioners that want to gain basic knowledge in the field of EU Business Law. The professors explained the course clearly and concisely. The training materials are very helpful as well. Many thanks to Lund University!

By Vrasidas P

Jan 23, 2018

A useful introductory course about European Business Law.


Jul 02, 2018


By Diego P

Mar 13, 2016

Excelente curso muy interesante y completo

By javier p

Jan 16, 2016


By Laura N

Apr 17, 2017

Clear and interesting!

By Tra M N P

Sep 25, 2017

very good course. The materials are interesting. The course provides to me an overview of EU business law fundametally.

By Tomas R

Jan 16, 2017

Very interesting and useful course.

By Mohsen L G

Sep 20, 2016

It's a good course

By Edda M S

Mar 09, 2017

I got a great overview over the fundamentals of EU Business Law. Nice concise lectures with lecturers that captured my attention.