Professor Suzanne Rab


Year of Call: 2013

A first-class barrister with an encyclopaedic knowledge of her subject.”

The Legal 500

Practice Overview

Called to the bar (England and Wales) in 2013 as a transferring solicitor-advocate

Admitted as a solicitor: 1999 (England and Wales)

Qualified as a solicitor: 1997 - 1999

Admitted as a solicitor (Ireland): 2018

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. She is a member of the UK Regulators Network (UKRN) Expert Advisory Panel. 

In private practice as a solicitor for 15 years prior to joining the bar, she has held positions at magic circle and leading international antitrust practices. Most recently she was an antitrust partner with a leading US practice. She has also held the role of director at PricewaterhouseCoopers working within its strategy, economics and forensics teams.

Suzanne speaks French and has worked in a bilingual office while practising as a solicitor.

Suzanne is the author of “Indian Competition Law, an International Perspective” (first published by Wolters Kluwer, May 2012; with a supplement of cartel regulation published in January 2013). The book is the first-of-its-kind international comparative analysis of the Competition Act 2002 published contemporaneously with the coming into force of Indian competition law and merger control.

Suzanne is also co-author of "Media Ownership and Control: Law, Economics and Policy in an Indian and International Context" (Hart Studies in Competition Law, 2014) and "Hong Kong Competition Law" (Hart/Bloomsbury, 2016). Suzanne is a contributor to "Cross-Border Copyright Licensing, Law and Practice" (Elgar Intellectual Property Law and Practice series, 2018).

News & Events

  • News

    Professor Suzanne Rab is appointed by the UKRN as a new member of its Expert Advisory Panel

    Serle Court is pleased to announce that Professor Suzanne Rab has been appointed as one of the new four members... Read More

    News

    #SerleShare - LIBOR Transition and Managing Competition Law Risk

    #SerleShare - The market transition away from LIBOR as an important interest rate benchmark, with the anticipated introduction of a... Read More

  • Events

    Intellectual Property and Competition Law Webinars

    Location: Live Webinars Read More

    Events

    Mediation: Trends and Opportunities in Challenging and Changing Times

    Location: Online via Zoom Read More

  • “She will throw herself in with phenomenal energy and experience and packages that up in a client-friendly manner.”

    Chambers & Partners
  • “Intellectually strong and tenacious, she really gets into the detail. Really hard working and dedicated, deep experience of the sector.”

    The Legal 500
  • “Intellectually robust, tenacious, and gets into the detail.”

    The Legal 500

Education & Qualifications

MA Jurisprudence (First Class), Oriel College, Oxford University
BCL, Competition Law, Conflict of Laws, Evidence, and Intellectual Property Law, Oriel College, Oxford University
Legal Practice Course, College of Law

Appointments

Expert Panel of the UK Regulatory Network

Law Lecturer, Oxford University.

Professor of Commercial Law and Practice Chair, Brunel University.

Visiting Professor, Imperial College Business School.

Member of the Board Directors and Council of Oxford Regulatory Policy Institute (RPI).

Consulting Editorial Board member for LexisNexis Competition.

Member of editorial board of Competition Law Insight.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Memberships

Regulatory Policy Institute (Senior Research Associate)
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Member of the Bar Standards Board Advisory Pool of Experts (Competition Law)
Member of the Competition Law Association

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Professional Achievements

Winner of Burton Award for Legal Achievement 2012 (Library of Congress, Washington D.C.)

Regular contributor to Lexis PSL Practice Notes on a range of competition law and regulatory topics.  Author of Lexis PSL EU court monthly update.

Books

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

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)

In the Press

Interviews

"Facebook Privacy Concerns": BBC Business Briefing - 9 July 2019

"Sainsburys and Asda Merge": BBC Worlds News - 20 February 2019

"Comcast beats fox for Sky takeover": BBC World News - 24 September 2018

"'Right to be forgotten' could threaten global free speech, say NGOs": BBC News - 11 September 2018

"Google faced with multibillion-euro penalty for abuse of dominant position in mobile operating systems": BBC World News - 18 July 2018

"GKN Shareholders vote on Melrose bid": BBC News and Radio London - 29 March 2018

Comments

"Daiwa Ruling Reinforces Banks' Duty To Guard Against Fraud", Law360, 4 November 2019

"EU's 1st Fine In 16 Years Shows Predatory Pricing Challenges", Law360, 25 July 2019

"In Latest EU Fine, Signs of Google's Next Sanction" - The Law360 - 22 March 2019

"Sky share price jumps as investors welcome Comcast’s winning takeover bid" - The Independent - 24 September 2018

News & Events

  • News

    Professor Suzanne Rab is appointed by the UKRN as a new member of its Expert Advisory Panel

    Serle Court is pleased to announce that Professor Suzanne Rab has been appointed as one of the new four members... Read More

    News

    #SerleShare - LIBOR Transition and Managing Competition Law Risk

    #SerleShare - The market transition away from LIBOR as an important interest rate benchmark, with the anticipated introduction of a... Read More

  • Events

    Mediation: Trends and Opportunities in Challenging and Changing Times

    Location: Online via Zoom Read More

    Virtual Conference Session

    Response of the UK and EU Competition Regulators to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Location: Read More