Dr Pinar Akman has become a Non-Governmental Advisor to the UK for the International Competition Network
January 18, 2013 Leave a comment
Dr Pinar Akman (a Senior Lecturer in Law at UEA Law School and a Faculty Member of the Centre for Competition Policy) has become a Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) to the UK for the International Competition Network (ICN) Unilateral Conduct Working Group (UCWG).
The ICN is the only international body devoted exclusively to competition law enforcement and its members represent national and multinational competition authorities. The ICN’s mission statement is to advocate the adoption of superior standards and procedures in competition policy around the world, to formulate proposals for procedural and substantive convergence, and to seek to facilitate effective international cooperation to the benefit of member agencies, consumers and economies worldwide. It currently has over 100 competition authorities as members. NGAs get involved in the ICN’s work products by contributing to the development of valuable and practical principles, recommendations and materials.
Dr Akman is a recognised expert in the prohibition of abuse of dominance and recently published a book on this topic: The Concept of Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economic Approaches (Hart Publishing, 2012).