Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

EU Business Law & WTO Practice Summer School (9th Edition)


June 29 - July 17, 2020



Programme 2020


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 (June 29 -  July 3, 2020) - 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 5 - July 10, 2020), Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg & Geneva • Week-trip & International Trade Law Practice under WTO


Participants will have the opportunity to travel from Brussels through Geneva, Strasbourg and Luxembourg, getting acquainted with the functioning of European and International organisations. Participants will visit the

World Trade Organisation ,

Conseil de l'Europe,

the European Court of Human Rights,

Court of Justice of the European Union,

the European Investment Bank .


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 13 - July 17, 2020), 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 legal firms : Van Bael & Bellis