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Professore Valentine Korah

Barrister, advisory work on competition,

Emeritus Professor of Competition law, University College London, still teaching parts
of LL.M. courses part time. I have taught at UCL almost continuously since 1951.

Formerly, Visiting Professor, responsible for dominant course on EC Competition Law
at the College of Europe, Bruges 1985 – 2004. Currently Honorary Professor of the College.

Formerly, Visiting Professor, Fordham Law School, Spring semesters from 1991-2004


-     EC Competition Law and Practice, Hart Publishing, Oxford, September, 9th ed. September  2007
-    Cases and Materials on EC Competition Law, 3rd ed. September 2006, Hart Publishing.
-     Intellectual Property rights and the EC Competition Rules, Hart Publishing, 2006, 
-    Distribution Agreements under the EC Competition Rules, with Denis O'Sullivan, 2002, Hart Publishing,
-    Know-how licensing Agreements and the EEC Competition Rules, Regulation 556/89, ESC/Sweet and Maxwell, 1989.
-     Franchising and the EEC Competition rules, Regulation 4087/88, ESC/Sweet and Maxwell, 1989,
-     R & D and the EEC Competition Rules - Regulation 418/85, 1986, ESC/Sweet and Maxwell,
-     Patent Licensing and EEC Competition Rules: Regulation 2349/84, 1985, ESC/Sweet and Maxwell,
-    Competition Law of Britain and the Common Market, 3rd ed. 1982, Nijhoff.

General editor and contributor, Competition Law of the European Community, 3 vols. loose leaf Lexis/Nexis from 1999.
- UK editor to ed. Van Empel, Encyclopedia of Competition Law in Western Europe and the USA, loose leaf.
- Numerous articles, chapters, case notes etc.
- Member of the joint Bars and Law Societies of the UK, Working Party on Competition Law Reform.
- Member, Foreign Advisory Board, the Antitrust Bulletin,
- Editorial Board, World Competition Law and Economics and Competition Law Insight.

Professor Valentine Korah, Emeritus Professor of Competition Law at UCL and
honorary Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, is an eminent competition lawyer.

Valentine’s research interests are in the areas of EC and other competition laws and policy.

In the 1960s, she was one of the first lawyers to co-teach with an economist, Basil Yamey,
a postgraduate course for lawyers on competition law and policy.

Throughout her career she has encouraged lawyers to consider economic arguments and work with economists. 

She criticised the bifurcation of article 81 in a case note as early as 1972,
when only AG Roemer and René Joliet had done so publicly.


She worked in 1970 as a British civil servant preparing instructions to Parliamentary Counsel for a bill to transfer the functions of the UK Monopolies Commission to the Prices and Incomes Board.

At that time it was almost unprecedented for an academic to join the civil service
on a part time and temporary basis.


She has taught at many universities: full courses on EC Competition law at the College of Europe for nearly 20 years and Fordham Law School for 14 consecutive Spring semesters,
shorter but repeated visits to the Universities of Lund, Carlos Tercera, Monash,
Melbourne and the Victoria University of Wellington. She frequently lectures outside the UK.


Her introductory guide to EC Competition law and practice is in its 9th edition and
she has written many other critical books, chapters, articles and case notes.


Her views have been influential.