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About the Course

The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. This six 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 how individuals and companies are able to enforce their EU rights on national level • Understand how an individual can challenge an inadequate EU legislation • 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. Enforcement of EU Law and Judicial Review Module 5. Freedom of Movement Module 6. 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. Resolving Cross-border Disputes Module 6. Case Clinic 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. Selling to the State and State Aid Module 6. Advocacy and Legal Writing 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 Faculty 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...

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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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Very understandable lecture. As a first step of understanding european politics and business, this course is consist of foundamental topics.

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By Mauro S

Jun 9, 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 Priyesh K

Jan 6, 2024

European business law: Understanding the fundamentals has been one of the most interesting and extremely informative MOOC i ever done (It was also the most difficult because of my engineering background, to be frank! ).

It helped me understand EU legal structure and its institutional framework, their competence and the complex relation between EU and member states in different aspects like politics, safety, trade etc. Thus making me a bit more learned and confident while dealing with my European stakeholders and their business perspectives henceforth. I look forward to complete remaining two courses and whole heatedly encourage any student or professional who is associated with EU business domain.

Lastly i thank all the professors and dignitaries for allowing me to learn from them. I wish best of luck to entire team!

By Narayanan T

Jul 18, 2019

A great course to get an introduction and working principles of EU law. Has been a great eye opener in terms of the functioning of the EU and the Member states. Amazing professors who were very crisp, clear and cogent in their lectures. Well structured course with good quizzes, discussion of relevant Case Law and assessments. The honors assignment was also of great learning. The simple language also makes it easy for people without a legal background to assimilate the content. I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to have a working knowledge about the EU.

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 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 Gaurav G

Jan 14, 2024

Excellent intro to EU Law. Covers all key elements of TEU and TFEU, and the principles and rationale behind them.

By Stefan P

Oct 10, 2022

For an unskilled person in the field of law, the course provdies an excellent overview on the innner workings of the EU and its treaties. I am now a bit familiar with the competences and principals of the EU, how the union came to life, its institutions and the online resources available in the field of EU law.

Also some critical observations are made and weaknessses are mentioned, such as the non-priamcy of the relevant rules in the energy sector, being a prevalent topic at the point of time of this review when thinking on the concerted response to the energy crises as a result of the war in Ukraine.

The course helped me learn to more clearly understand why we have peace for almost 80 years in Europe - currently unfortunately not to extend intended.

Thank you for the opportunity to learn!

By Anastasiya K

May 20, 2021

Insightful, interesting and concise course that provides a structured learning material supplied with legislative base references, a guided explanation and interpretation of the key principles, regulations, rules, cases and exceptions. Moreover, the course introduces the EU and its corresponding governing bodies and the historical journey of how the European Business Law has been established, what impacted its current state and which developments and further improvements are being raised within the EU, as well as outside.

By Luca A

Oct 6, 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 Mirko M

Jul 24, 2022

I am very happy to have known, thanks to Coursera, this wonderful University. I hope to visit it someday. The first course on fundamentals is very clear, I think it is also suitable for those who do not already have legal knowledge but want to start an approach in this sense. I strongly recommend getting the essay. This assignment clarifies one's degree of learning of the course very well and remains one's own written work. Good study, Colleagues!


May 2, 2020

I am really glad that i participated in this seminar, which was a product of Courseira in collaboration with LUND University. The lessons and the Lecturers were excellent. Courseira's staff was always available to assist me with any of my questions.

Also, i increased my knowledge arround the Commercial and European Law and Ι improved my vocabulary on the english law terms. I look forward to start a new seminar. Thank you for the great experience!

By Sherisa R

Aug 19, 2021

As a pure employment lawyer, I wanted to get a better overview of the commercial law landscape. Over the last 14 years I have always found the corporate side of my work to be uninteresting and not captivating. This course, to the contrary, captured my attention and the cases were on point, illustrated the crisp legal stance and helped me get a better picture of European business law. Thank you.

By Oscar D C O

Jan 5, 2020

This course for me was a great help and strengthening in terms of European laws and not only in business, in many other aspects that are very helpful for my life, the teachers of this course are very well prepared and are quite clear and precise in the information they provide me, especially Professor Magnus Schmauch for a great job and excellent presentations. thanks to everyone!

By Giorgi C

Jan 27, 2021

It was an excelent entry course in EU Business Law. In a significantly short time this course gave me an opportunity to have a very deep insight into EU Business Law. Weekly summary and compendiums of each lesson were very helpful. Additionally, there were lots of extra reading materials for each lesson which gave additional information on a subject discussed by the lecturer.

By Adriana-Veronica B

May 2, 2020

Thank you for the courses! The content of the courses is accurately structured, so much information in such a short time, useful advice at the end of the course regarding communication, and how we can express ourselves in public! Indeed useful! In this way of the courses, we can see why the professionalism of the teachers is highly recognizable.

By Sunday M N

May 20, 2020

As a professional who recently moved to Ireland the course has introduced me to the basics of EU law and it how it applies to doing business in Europe. I am better equiped to offer sound professional advice to businesses in my former jurisdiction in Nigeria who wish to enter into any cotract or business with any company operating in Europe.


Nov 24, 2019

Being a law student from a state-run university in India, I cannot imagine learning about any basics of European Laws, unless I go to the library and scan about 100 different books. Now, thanks to Coursera and Lund University, I can accomplish the same end-result at the comfort of my place and I am forever grateful for that !

By Edmondo B V

May 28, 2017

Course really well done, very clear and thorough. Explains perfectly everything you need to know about the European Union, its organs, its functions and the tools it uses to reach its goals. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who are interested in knowing more in depth the European Union and its way of working.

By Polina P

Jun 8, 2020

This course gave me excellent basic knowledge of the EU law ( its principles, institutions and cooperation with third countries). I would definately reccomend the course and it really deserves everyone's attention and time. Thank you for providing this opportunity by giving access to this very valuable and hard work!

By Газимзянов Т Т

Oct 29, 2017

Я считаю, что краткость - это сестра таланту. Поэтому буду краток, мне было очень интересно и увлекательно узнать о таком явлении, как Международное Бизнес Право. Та информация, которую предоставил Лунский университет и его сотрудники несла огромную пользу и была доступна для усвоения и прохождения данного курса!

By Andrew G

May 2, 2021

I enjoyed the course and feel to know much more about the workings of the EU than before I took the course. I completed the final quiz on the course after I had submitted my assignment, but before it had been peer reviewed so my certificate does not mention that I passed with "honors", which is a bit annoying.

By Barongo A

Jun 4, 2017

I am grateful for this opportunity to complete my first course about the European Union.

I am certainly interested in doing additional courses in the same field.

The simplicity and method of lecturing is quit classic in a way in that i can do the whole weeks lecture in a few hours. Thank you very much .

By Srinivasan K

Feb 6, 2020

Great course on EU Business law related components and regulatory environments. Faculty pool is source of knowledge and am confident on the basic concepts around it now. Would like to enroll for more Lund MOOC.

Thank you, Lund University & Coursera for providing me the great learning opportunity.

By Catia M

Aug 25, 2020

I think it was an excellent course because It gives exactly what it meant: the fundamentals. Most of the law students and even law professionals forget about this fundamentals and it is very important to have them in mind when you are working to interpretation of decisions and the legislations.


Feb 8, 2023

I think this course is excellent, very methodical, and it gives you online sources for further learning. I didn't know anything about the EU other than institution's names by news coverage. Now I know how the European Union works and have the tools to follow future developments.