Professor Akman presents her research at the United Nations

Professor Pinar Akman was an invited speaker at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva on 10 July 2019.

Professor Akman, Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, spoke about her research in the area of competition policy in the digital economy during the 10th annual meeting of the Research Partnership Platform on Competition and Consumer Protection.

Her remarks concerned the different approaches to the prohibition of abuse of dominance in the United States and in Europe, and whether existing competition rules and tools are sufficient to deal with the challenges posed by cases involving technology companies.

The panel discussion preceded the 18th annual session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy (IGE) comprising representatives of competition authorities from around the world.

The IGE is a standing body established under the United Nations Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (UN Set) to monitor the application and implementation of the Set.

Further information about the Research Partnership Platform and the programme of the 10th annual meeting can be found here.

Professor Akman was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Law (£100,000) in 2017, which she is using to continue her research into various aspects of the application of competition law in digital markets.