Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Nicolas Petit

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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 🙂

Written by Nicolas Petit

26 January 2011 at 1:36 pm

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  1. I read your ppt presentation on agreements, concerted practices and decisions of assoc of undertakings dated Jan 2010.It enlightened me on numerous things as I`m doing my dissertation on competition law. I also hate the view of certain lawyers that they belong to a superior social class.


    2 February 2011 at 2:25 am

  2. […] ist alphabetisch, so dass es reiner Zufall ist, dass einer meiner Favoriten an erster Stelle steht. Nicolas Petit (Lehre) und Alfonso Lamadrid (Beratung) berichten seit März 2009 über Kartellrecht und alles was […]

  3. As a general/mainstream competiton law book, do you have a few thoughts on EU Competition Law: Text, Cases & Materials by Jones and Sufrin? I tjust seeems to be the only post-lisbon one an when spending the money I would at least like to get a current/post-lisbon version, if only so I don’t have to add +20 to all articles …


    11 February 2011 at 8:10 pm

    • For my dissertation, I`m using Competition law of the EC and the UK 5th ed by Mark Furse. There`s also another book which i`m not quite using however called textbook on EC Law by Josephine Steiner and Lorna Woods.


      12 February 2011 at 10:09 am

  4. […] Geradin, Anne Layne-Farrar, Nicolas Petit, EU Competition Law and Economics, OUP, 600 p, 978-0-19-956656-3, […]

  5. Dear Mr Petit, I am trying to contact you to gain a copy of the material discussed at the “Sharing Information through Intermediaries (supply-purchase relationships, distribution agreements, meet and release clauses, hub-and-spokes, etc)”. See“ Conference, if you would oblige me. I hope this would be possible. I am currently writing my Master’s thesis in the field. Thank you in advance.


    12 May 2013 at 10:46 pm

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