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Important information for the Comparative Competition Law Summer School

The Comparative Competition Law Summer School will be hosted by Brunel Law School in June 2018. Find all important information below.

To book your place, please email Nikki Elliott.

Course faculty bios

Arad Reisburg: Professor of Corporate Law and Finance, Head of Brunel Law School - Course Sponsor

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Professor Arad Reisberg joined Brunel in May 2016 as the Head of the Brunel Law School and Professor of Corporate Law and Finance. Previously, he was a Reader in Corporate and Financial Law at UCL Faculty of Laws (2009-2016), and a Lecturer in Law (2006-2009). Arad acted as Director, UCL Centre for Commercial Law (2007-2016) and was UCL Laws Vice-Dean (Research) between 2009 to 2012. Arad was formerly a Senior Arts Scholar (2001-2003) and a Tutor at Pembroke College Oxford, where he taught law at six colleges at Oxford University between 2001 to 2005. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford University (2005), a Lecturer at Warwick Law School (2005-2006). More recently, Arad was a Visiting Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School (teaching during Fall Tern 2012), a Visiting Scholar and the First Fellow at the Centre for Business Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) during March 2013 and a Visiting Professor of Law at NUS (teaching for the faculty during August 2014). He is the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and awards, and has written widely on shareholder remedies and directors’ duties.

Arad is the author of 'Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance' (Oxford University Press, 2007), the first book to provide a detailed and theoretical explanation of the law governing derivative actions and sits on the Editorial Boards of the Journal International Corporate Rescue and the Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control, and is a contributing author to 'Annotated Companies Legislation' (Oxford University Press). He is currently the Consultant Editor for Halsbury’s Laws of England (Companies Title). Since July 2016 Arad has been a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee Advisory Group on Brexit at the Bank of England, and an Invited Member of the Financial Markets Law Committee, Radar Programme, Bank of England since 2014. 

Suzanne Rab - Course Lead

Suzanne Rab

Suzanne Rab is a barrister at Serle Court Chambers. Suzanne has wide experience of EU law and competition law matters combining cartel regulation, commercial practices, IP exploitation, merger control, public procurement and state aid.

Suzanne’s practice has a particular focus on the interface between competition law and economic regulation. She advises governments, regulators and businesses across the regulated sectors including in the communications, energy, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, TMT and water sectors.

Suzanne has significant experience of advising on the development, implementation and application of new competition laws and regulatory regimes in line with international best practices, including in emerging markets.

In private practice as a solicitor for 15 years prior to joining the bar, she has held positions at magic circle and leading international antitrust practices. Most recently she was an antitrust partner with a leading US practice. She has also held the role of director at PricewaterhouseCoopers working within its strategy, economics and forensics teams.

Suzanne is the author of 'Indian Competition Law, an International Perspective' (first published by Wolters Kluwer, May 2012; with a supplement of cartel regulation published in January 2013). The book is the first-of-its-kind international comparative analysis of the Competition Act 2002 published contemporaneously with the coming into force of Indian competition law and merger control. Suzanne is also co-author of 'Media Ownership and Control: Law, Economics and Policy in an Indian and International Context' (Hart Studies in Competition Law, 2014) and 'Hong Kong Competition Law' (Hart/Bloomsbury, 2016).

Suzanne speaks French and has worked in a bilingual office while practising as a solicitor. She is the Course Lead at Brunel University London, a visiting Professor at Imperial College London and an associate lecturer with the Open University.

Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite: Senior Lecturer in Law, Associate Dean for Equality and Diversity - Course Facilitator
Jurgita Malinauskaite

Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite is a senior lecturer in law at Brunel University London and Associate Dean for Equality and Diversity (CBASS). She is an expert in competition law, EU law, and commercial comparative law and has been extensively researching harmonisation within the EU. She is also a Visiting Professor at the Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). Previously, she lectured at the University of Westminster (2003-2007). Before committing herself to academia, Jurgita served as a competition lawyer at the Competition Council of Lithuania (2001-2002). In addition to her law degrees, Jurgita has a degree in business and management with a foundation of economics, which enables her to have a better understanding of complex economic concepts and theories, for instance, in competition law. She has written widely on harmonisation of competition law and policy, and competition law enforcement.

Jurgita is the author of 'Merger Control in Post-Communist Countries: EC Merger Regulation in Small Market Economies' (Routledge, 2010), the first book to provide a detailed analysis of the development of merger control in small ‘new’ Member States. Her second monograph 'Harmonisation of EU Competition Law Enforcement' will be published in 2018 by Springer.

Course books

The following are recommended reading for the Summer School:

Media Ownership and Control Law, Economics and Policy in an Indian and International Context
by Suzanne Rab and Alison Sprague

Competition and diversity in media and communications are fundamental to a healthy economy and democracy. In India and internationally there is no consensus on the exact manner and scope of interventions that are appropriate to protect competition and pluralism in media markets. Many emerging economies including India are seeking to adopt their own regulation in this area taking their lead from the UK. The issues have been brought into sharp focus in India in recent years. First, the enactment and implementation of modern - but sector neutral - competition law under the Competition Act 2002 has caused a step change in regulation towards an economics and effects-based approach. Second, in 2013 the India telecoms regulator launched controversial reform proposals to apply a media-specific approach to ownership regulation. As academics, lawyers, businesses, regulators and policy-makers in India cast a glance at the international experience, this book examines the legal, economic and policy issues relating to regulation of ownership and control of media markets. The focus of comparative assessment is on examples from the European Union, EU Member States and the US.

August 2014, 344pp     
Hbk    9781849466356    RSP: £65, 20% discount price: £52 (+ postage) 
Pbk    9781509913893    RSP: £29.99, 20% discount price: £23.99 (+ postage)

Hong Kong Competition Law
by Conor Quigley QC and Suzanne Rab

This important new book provides a substantive introduction to Hong Kong competition law contained in the new Competition Ordinance as supplemented by the Competition Commission’s Guidelines. Reference is also made to the most important case law concerning competition rules in other jurisdictions, in particular the European Union, from which the Hong Kong competition rules draw inspiration. Hong Kong Competition Law also sets out fully the procedural and enforcement rules before the Competition Commission and the Competition Tribunal. Specific sections deal with the application of competition law to the major economic sectors in Hong Kong: construction, energy, finance, retail, telecommunications and transport. A final chapter provides a comparative survey of competition law in China, Japan and South Korea.

Read a review of the Hong Kong Competition Law book here.

November 2016, 512pp     
Hbk    9781509906420    RSP: £150, 20% discount price: £120 (+ postage)

Books can be ordered from the Hart Publishing website  using the discount code on the flyer at the checkout. 

Alternatively, orders can be placed over the phone with our distributor Macmillan:

UK and Ireland orders:
Macmillan Distribution
Tel: +44 (0)1256 302692
Email: orders@macmillan.co.uk

EU and ROW orders:
Tel: +44 (0)1256 302890
Email: exportregion1@macmillan.co.uk

The venue

The Summer School will take place at Brunel University London.

All seminars will take place on campus, with the exception of seminar three of course two which will take place at Serle Court Chambers in Lincoln's Inn, London.

Travel and accommodation

Brunel University London is happy to assist with inquiries regarding travel to the venue and accommodation near to campus for those participants requiring accommodation. 

For more information, please email Nikki Elliott.


Course or combination option Price*
Course one: EU and Indian Competition Law £2,500
Course two: Comparative Media Ownership Regulation £1,450
Course three: Hong Kong Competition Law £2,500
Discount packages  
Course one + course two  £3,250
Course one + course three £3,500
Course two + course three £3,250
Full Summer School (course one, course two and course three) £3,950

Fees for the course include: cultural immersion, tuition, course dinner on 22 June (course one or two) and/or 29 June (course three), Certificate of Completion (on satisfactory completion).

We will be offering an early bird discount of 10% to participants who are taking the full Summer School and sign up by 1 April 2018.

Participants on the Summer School may choose lunch and a walking tour at Middle Temple on 25 June at an additional cost and subject to availability. Please enquire when making your booking, as places are strictly limited and will be available on a first come first served basis. 

Participants in course one and course three will be able to attend session three of course two at no additional cost should they wish. This takes place at a Serle Court Chambers in Lincoln's Inn in London on 20 June (6pm - 7.30pm) and will be on the subject of merger control and media plurality.

Fees do not include the costs of travel to London for session three of course two (20 June) or the optional lunch and walking tour at Middle Temple (25 June), for which participants must make their own travel arrangements. 


For more information and to book your place, please email Nikki Elliott.