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Pinar Akman

University of Leeds

Brief info

Dr Pinar Akman is a Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Leeds. Outside of academia, she is a judge at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal and a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Innovation Advisory Group. Previously, she was a Director at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Digital Governance funded by the European Commission (2019-2023), and the Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice at the University of Leeds (2017-2020). She has degrees in law from the University of Ankara and the University of East Anglia. She is a qualified lawyer in Turkey and is an expert in EU and UK competition law and economics. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Modern Law Review. She is the author of the sell-out monograph The Concept Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economic Approaches (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2012; reprinted, 2015). She is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the UK and to Turkey for the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Unilateral Conduct Working Group and Cartels Working Group, respectively. In 2017, Professor Akman was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize (£100,000) by the Leverhulme Trust to further her research into the application of competition law in digital, technology markets. In 2018, she was awarded a Women of Achievement Award by the University of Leeds.

Dynamic Competition Initiative

Supported by Berkeley Haas & EUI Department of Law