Anne Witt

Anne Witt photographAssociate Professor
E-mail: anne.witt@le.ac.uk
Telephone: 0116 252 2337

Personal details

First State Examination in Law (Freiburg i. Brsg.), LLM (Virginia), Ass jur (Düsseldorf), PhD (Kent), PGCHE (Kent)

I gained my undergraduate law degree from the University of Freiburg in Germany and subsequently worked as a research and teaching fellow at the University of Jena Department of Law.  I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to attend the LLM programme at the University of Virginia School of Law.  I did my professional legal training in Germany and am a fully qualified lawyer.  I gained my PhD in the area of EU antitrust law from Kent Law School, where I worked as an associate lecturer between 2009 and 2012.  I took up my current position at Leicester Law School in May 2012, where my main research and teaching interests lie in the areas of EU, UK and US antitrust law.  In 2015, I was a visiting fellow at the European University Institute Department of Law, Florence, where I researched and wrote a monograph on the role of economic theory in EU antitrust law.  This project was funded by a BA/Leverhulme small research grant.  I was appointed an independent legal adviser for the provision of expert advice in the area of EU law to the European Parliament in 2017. Prior to my legal education, I studied piano at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève.

Publications

  • The More Economic Approach to EU Antitrust Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, September 2016)
  • ‘Restrictions on the Use of Third-Party Platforms in Selective Distribution Agreements for Luxury Goods’ (2016) 12(2/3) European Competition Journal 435-461. Available online DOI: 10.1080/17441056.2017.1292718
  • ‘Public Policy Goals under EU Competition Law – Now Is the Time to Set The House In Order’ (2012) 8(3) European Competition Journal 443-470. Available online DOI: 10.5235/ECJ.8.3.443
  • ‘From Airtours to Ryanair - is the more economic approach really about more economics?’ (2012) 49(1) Common Market Law Review 217–246;
  • ‘The Commission’s Guidance Paper on Abusive Exclusionary Conduct - more radical than it appears?’ (2010) 35(2) European Law Review 214–235.

Research

EU and UK competition law; US antitrust law; EU internal market and constitutional law; international trade law.

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