Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

EU Business Law & WTO Practice Summer School (8th Edition)


July 2 - 20, 2018





We offer a multimodal programme. Participants may enrol for the three-week programme or decide to focus exclusively in two weeks (weeks I - II or weeks II - III).


1st week (July 2 - 6) - Brussels • Introduction to the Legal System of the European union


In this course participants will learn about the governance of the European Union and the common principles that bind together the member states. This introduction to EU law will explain how the main institutions and bodies of the European Union cooperate with each other in the drafting and adoption process related to legally binding acts, with a particular emphasis on the European Court of Justice and the judicial remedies available in the EU legal order. The course also includes a presentation of the various techniques whereby the EU authorities seek to harmonize national legislations and ensure the functioning of the EU’s internal market.


2nd week (July 9 - 14), Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg & Geneva • Week-trip & International Trade Law Practice under WTO


Participants will have the opportunity to travel from Brussels through Luxembourg and Strasbourg to Geneva, getting acquainted with the functioning of European and International organisations. Participants will visit the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Investment Bank (Luxembourg), the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg) and the World Trade Organisation (Geneva). During their journey, they will have the opportunity to meet key figures in the field of EU law and WTO litigation, including judges, practitioners and officials.


3rd week (July 16 - July 20), Brussels • Aspects of European Union Business Law


This course provides an introduction to some selected aspects of EU business law that are representative of the typical practice of an international law firm, such as competition (including antitrust and state aid), trade, intellectual property, data protection and mergers & acquisition. Participants will also gain an overview of banking and tax law related to the day-to-day practice of lawyers based in the European Union. During this week, Summer participants will have the opportunity to visit the following legal firms :

Van Bael & Bellis


Uria Menendez - Brussels


>>> Draft programme 2018