Dr Or Brook

Dr Or Brook


I joined the Leeds School of Law in January 2019 as a Lecturer in Competition Law. My main areas of focus are international, EU, and comparative competition law and regulation, and empirical legal research. I hold a PhD from the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance. My PhD dissertation is a quantitative and qualitative empirical study, examining the role of public policy and non-competition interests in the multi-level governance enforcement system of EU competition law.

I hold an LLB in economics and in law from the Hebrew University (distinction) and an LLM from the University of Amsterdam in European Competition Law and Regulation (distinction). Before re-joining academia, I worked as an associate attorney dealing with commercial litigation.

I am a fellow in the Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics (ACLE), as well as in Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). In addition, I was a visiting researcher at the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at University College London (UCL), the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) at the University of East Anglia, and the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC) at Tilburg University.

I act as an external advisor on competition law for the UK Fair Trade Foundation.

Research interests

My research expertise includes EU, international, and comparative competition law. I am particularly interested in studying the boundaries of competition law and its interfaces with other forms of market regulation, and the manner in which procedural and institutional aspects of the enforcement inform the substantive scope of the law.

More generally, I am intent on exploring new areas and methods of quantitative and qualitative empirical legal research, especially the systematic content analysis of legal text.

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  • Bachelor of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Bachelor of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Masters in European Competition Law and Regulation, University of Amsterdam
  • PhD in Law, University of Amsterdam

Professional memberships

  • Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA)
  • Israeli Bar Association

Student education

I teach European and international competition law, European Union law, the law and economics of business regulation, and quantitative research methods. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Business Law and Practice
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