In Search of Principles for Abuse of Market Power: Professor Pinar Akman’s inaugural lecture

This inaugural lecture will draw on themes from Professor Pinar Akman’s research to in the area of abuse dominance with a view to discussing the lack of universally accepted principles in this area.

This is a free lecture but registration is required in advance (see below). There will be a drinks reception after the lecture.

This inaugural lecture will draw on themes from Professor Pinar Akman’s research to date in the area of abuse dominance with a view to discussing the lack of universally accepted principles in this area of competition law. Professor Akman’s lecture will highlight the potential different understandings and interpretations of anticompetitive unilateral conduct and the implications of such different approaches. The lack of universally agreed upon principles in the area of unilateral market power is all the more pertinent in the age of a changing competition landscape with the rise to the power of several technology companies which arguably control vast areas of our daily lives around the world.

Professor Pinar Akman was appointed to a Chair at the School of Law in July 2015. She was previously a Professor at the UEA Law School at the University of East Anglia where she was a faculty member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy. Previously she worked at the University of Ankara Law School as a Research Associate and qualified as a lawyer in Turkey. Professor Akman has published widely in the area of competition law and economics. She is the author of the monograph The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economic Approaches (Hart Publishing, 2012). She is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the UK and to Turkey for the ICN’s Unilateral Conduct Working Group and Cartels Working Group, respectively. Professor Akman holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Ankara, and obtained a Ph.D. in Competition Law from the University of East Anglia.

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