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Professor Suzanne Rab


Professor Suzanne Rab combines her academic interests with practice as a barrister at Serle Court Chambers in London.

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/ 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.

Prior to joining the bar, she has held positions at magic circle and leading international antitrust practices. She has also held the role of director at PricewaterhouseCoopers working within its strategy, economics and forensics teams.

She is also a non-executive director of the Legal Aid Agency, a non-executive board member of the Press Recognition Panel, a panel member of the Office for the Internal Market and an expert panel member of the UK Regulators Network. Her other academic interests include roles as Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and Professor of Commercial Law at Brunel University London.

Suzanne is a mediator accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, Civil Mediation Council and International Mediation Institute.

Research Interests

  • Competition Law, Subsidy Control and State Aid
  • EU Law
  • Sports, Entertainment & Media
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • Data Protection
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Criminal Law/Fraud
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Private International Law
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Human Rights
  • Art
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International and Offshore
  • Public International Law
  • Trade Law
  • Tax

Selected Publications

Author of Chapters on “Studying Law During the COVID-19 Pandemic” and “Building Bonds Between Academia and Practice” in Legal Education and Legal Profession During and After COVID-19 (Springer, 2022).

Author of chapters on Competition Law and Telecommunications in Artificial Intelligence Law and Regulation (2022, Edward Elgar Publishing)

Contributor to Cross-border Licensing of Copyright (2018, Edward Elgar Publishing).

Co-author of Atkins Court Forms in Civil Proceedings, Competition Law (Volume 10), 2016 (new edition).

Co-author of Hong Kong Competition Law (2016, Hart/Bloomsbury).

Co-author of Media Ownership and Control: Law, Economics and Policy in an Indian and International Context (2014, Hart Studies in Competition Law).

Author of Indian Competition Law, an International Perspective (first published by Wolters Kluwer, May 2012; supplement on cartel regulation published in January 2013).