University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Dr Okeoghene Odudu

Emmanuel College

MA (Cantab), MA (Keele), DPhil (Oxon)

Herchel Smith University Senior Lecturer


Competition Law: Dr Odudu’s research interests lie in the area of competition law. He has been particularly keen to consider the purpose, meaning, and operation of what is now Article 101 TFEU, which is the subject of his monograph, The Boundaries of EC Competition Law: The Scope of Article 81 (OUP 2006).

His current research focuses on the relationship between the market and the State. At present he is  working on  ideas of "competitive neutrality", examining the ability to apply competition law to State owned and State funded service providers, focusing on the National Health Service in England. He is also interested in the enforceability (administrability) of competition law and the relationship between the substantive rules and procedures for enforcement (he supervised Peter Whelan's doctoral work on the theoretical and legal challenges to the criminalisation of European antitrust enforcement).

CV / Biography

Dr Odudu returned to Cambridge in September 2006 as Herchel Smith Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law at Emmanuel College. He is on leave during the 2011-2012 academic year, having been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship to conduct research into the application of competition law to NHS institutions in England.

In Cambridge he has served as Deputy Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies from September 2006 until December 2010 and has been co-editor of the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies since 2008. From September 2004 to September 2006 he was Lecturer in Competition Law at the School of Law, King's College London, teaching EU Competition Law and US Antitrust, having previously been Fellow in Law at Downing College, Cambridge. He read law as an undergraduate at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and received an MA in Criminology from Keele University (funded by the ESRC), before moving to Keble College, Oxford, to engage in competition law research. The research into aspects of Article 101 TFEU was funded by the AHRB and supervised by Professor Paul Craig; a doctorate (examined by Professor Stephen Weatherill and Professor Richard Whish) was conferred in 2003. During his time as a doctoral student, Dr Odudu was awarded a Scholarship by the Kennedy Memorial Trust and spent a year at the European Law Research Center, Harvard Law School, conducting research on various aspects of US Antitrust.

Lecturing & Supervising

Lectures Competition Law.

Supervises European Union Law.

Book Chapters
Book Reviews
Case Notes
Documents, Handouts and Articles

Adobe PDF Selling competition law in the new frontier last updated on 11th Dec 2013

Adobe PDF Developing Private Enforcement in the EU last updated on 14th May 2009

Adobe PDF Case C-369/04 T-Mobile Austria GmbH last updated on 25th Feb 2009

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