LL.M. in Competition Law

From now on, the LL.M. programme in competition law will be jointly organised with the University of Liege (ULiege) and Saint-Louis University (USL-B). Students who pass their exams and dissertation will receive an ‘Interuniversity Certificate in Competition Law’, which is worth 32 credits.

The Brussels School (BSC) was established in 2010 under the auspices of FEB and became a private foundation in 2015. Its competition law and economics programme has gone from strength to strength owing to the high demand for training in this field, which is of strategic importance for companies. The courses will be held at the BluePoint Brussels and online.

 ULiègeUniversite Saint-Louis - Bruxelles  Universite Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

Presentation of the LL.M.
in Competition Law and Economics

The Brussels School (BSC) is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels, with a mission to foster education, compliance and research in the field of competition law and economics.

Programme aims

This programme meets an expectation within the community of Belgian and European competition law practitioners, offering them training that is tailored to the demands of their professional life and provides information in an accurate, critical and exhaustive way.

For legal practitioners who are not specialists in competition law (company lawyers, for example) but are increasingly called on to deal with it, this certificate offers initial and practical training on the subject.

The course is taught in Brussels, a leading world capital of competition policy.
Brussels is the seat of the European Commission, the European competition authority. It is also home to many major Belgian and foreign companies, as well as the Belgian competition institutions and most of the legal and consulting firms specialising in this area. This makes Brussels a focal point of demand for training and expertise (know-how) in competition law.

Upgrade of their knowledge

The first key objective is to offer competition
law practitioners a serious and full upgrade
of their knowledge

Train legal advisers

The second one is to train legal advisers in
companies, administrations and other
economic operators so as to enable them to
reduce the risk of infringing competition law.

In-depth knowledge of all aspects of competition law, theoretical, practical and political. By the end of the programme, students will have a full understanding of all facets of the subject. The programme also focuses on national competition law, according to the teachers’ nationalities.

Skills acquired during
the programme

  • Aspect theoretical

    Particularly industrial economy

  • Aspect practical

    Contentious and non-contentious proceedings, administrative and judicial proceedings

  • Aspect political

    The challenges of public decision-making

Participant’s profile

The LL.M. programme has been designed to meet the needs of companies and their counsels, who have to cope with increasingly complex competition rules and the unprecedented economic risks arising from the enforcement of those rules. It targets in particular:

Business Lawyers and economic consultants

(junior and senior) seeking to expand, improve or refresh their knowledge of competition law and economics.


not only in-house lawyers, but also managers, executives and public affairs experts who come across competition issues in their daily business activities.

Civil Servants

from competition agencies, sectoral regulators, public administrations and state-owned compagnies, who regularly have to deal with situations involving competition law.

Young Graduates

in law or economics who seek to add another string to their bow.


Valeriia Lepska

Lawyer at Liedekerke

“The programme was very beneficial for me as a practicing lawyer. I am working full-time but was able to combine my work with BSC classes thanks to a very convenient schedule. The professors provided valuable insights on upcoming changes to legislation: in 2022 we were lucky to have lectures on the application of the Digital Markets Act, the new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Vertical Guidelines, as well as the new Horizontal Guidelines. The lectures on economics for competition lawyers were also extremely helpful.

In addition to the enlightening classes, the programme is a great network of professors and students from different countries. Very thankful for such a tailor-made programme as I apply the gained knowledge in my day-to-day work.”

LLM 2022-2023 student

Szymon Golebiowski

Senior Associate (Competition and Antitrust) at Bird & Bird

“Teaching by top-class experts in their fields make this program extremely useful for practitioners – even those with already several years of experience in EU competition law. By involving practising lawyers, economists and the European Commission’s officials, BSC gave me the unique opportunity to view some well-known topics from multi-angle perspectives.”

LLM 2021-2022 student

In partnership with

Brussels School of Competition