The official party line
Nicolas Petit is Professor at the Law School of the University of Liege, Belgium, and Visiting Professor at the EDHEC Business School, Lille, France. He is the Director of the ULg LL.M. in European Competition and Intellectual Property Law, co-Director of the Institute for European Legal Studies and Director of the Global Competition Law Centre of the College of Europe. He was formerly an Associate at Howrey LLP, Brussels and served as a Clerk at the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court. He advised on a range of cases, in particular in cases involving high-tech industries and ICT companies. He holds a PhD in law (2007) which was prized both by the review Concurrences and by the International League of Competition Law. In 2009, he was appointed International Reporter of the LIDC. In 2005 he was selected to become a member of Harvard Law School’s Visiting Researchers Programme. In addition to this, he is a member of the editorial board of the law review e-Competitions, senior editor of the online magazine Antitrust Chronicles.
(more) Important facts of life
- I love Orwell’s 1984, blues-rock music, jogging, requiem for a dream, motorbikes and I play the bass guitar in a rock band
- I hate procedural issues in cartel cases, French-inspired protectionist ideas, Belgian separatists and the insane density of lawyers who believe they belong to a superior society class
- I have a clone
- I dream of running a marathon before I turn 40, writing a novel, and opening a blues-rock club with Alfonso in Brussels
- I moved to academia because, despite great people there, I got bored in law firms (twice).
- Biggest achievement in recent years: quit smoking
- Where I see myself in 15 years: first antitrust author on ssrn somewhere in Provence/Cataluña
- Best mainstream competition law book: G. Monti + Faull and Nikpay / Worst mainstream competition law book: can you seriously believe I could write this here :)