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 took up my current position at Leicester Law School in May 2012. My main research and teaching interests lie in the area of competition law, as well as EU internal market and constitutional law.

I gained my undergraduate law degree from the University of Freiburg in Germany, an LLM from the University of Virginia School of Law on a Fulbright Scholarship, and did my professional legal training in Germany. My PhD in EU competition law is from Kent Law School, where I worked as an associate lecturer between 2009 and 2012. 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. 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 graduated from the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (piano).

In 2019, I was appointed as an Emile Noël Global Fellow at New York University (NYU) School of Law to work on my new research project ‘Big Tech, Competition and Consumer Welfare’, which explores the approach of the European and US antitrust authorities to enforcing competition law in the digital economy. I will be resident at NYU during the fall semester of the academic year 2019–2020.

Research

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

Publications

  • ‘The European Court of Justice and the More Economic Approach to EU Competition Law – Is the Tide Turning?’, forthcoming in (2019) 64(2) Antitrust Bulletin. Open access version
  • ‘The enforcement of Article 101 TFEU – what has happened to the effects analysis?’ (2018) 55(2) Common Market Law Review 417-448. Open access version
  • ‘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: 10.1080/17441056.2017.1292718Open access version
  • The More Economic Approach to EU Antitrust Law (Hart Publishing, Oxford, November 2016)
  • ‘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

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