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Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC), Professor Suzanne Rab, London, ENGLAND

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Professor Suzanne Rab

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Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC)


Suzanne Rab specialises in 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 particular experience advising on antitrust and sector regulatory matters in the energy and natural resources sector. This includes recent representations advising Noble Energy on EU competition law, merger control and regulatory aspects of its investment in the natural gas sector in Cyprus and Gazprom on regulatory and antitrust aspects of its European operations. Suzanne has wide experience of advising on competition law and regulatory matters in the financial services sector, in particular in relation to regulation of the payments industry. In the healthcare sector she has represented the Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations on its challenge to the Competition and Market Authority’s Private Healthcare Market Investigation.  Suzanne has advised on a considerable range of competition law and regulatory issues in the converging communications and media sector including in matters relating to telecoms, online distribution, pay TV, newspapers, sports rights and licensing of copyright. In the telecoms sector, she has advised a UK mobile operator on the licensing, competition and regulatory aspects of UK and EU regulation of termination charges. In the media sector, she has advised News Corporation on the UK and EU competition law and public interest aspects of its proposed acquisition of the shares in British Sky Broadcasting Group that it does not already own. 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. Suzanne is a member of the Advisory Board and Senior Research Associate of the Regulatory Policy Institute and an expert advisor to the Bar Standards Board.  She is a visiting professor of Imperial College, specialising in the interface between competition law and intellectual property matters. Suzanne is also accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.  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.


Called 2013; admitted as a solicitor 1999. Publications of note: ‘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; co-author of ‘Media Ownership and Control: Law, Economics and Policy in an Indian and International Context’ (Hart Studies in Competition Law, 2014). Co-contributor to Atkins Court Forms in Civil Proceedings, Competition Law, Volume 10, 2016 (new edition). Co-author of "Hong Kong Competition Law" (Hart/Bloomsbury, 2016).


French, Spanish.


Regulatory Policy Institute (member of the advisory board and senior research associate).


Oriel College, Oxford University (MA Jurisprudence First; BCL); College of Law (LPC).


Musical theatre: ballet; running

London Bar


Within: Competition – Leading juniors

Suzanne Rab - Serle CourtVery good junior and user friendly.

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