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The Competition Law Journal provides competition practitioners with a reliable source of analysis on the law and practice in the UK and EU. Its primary focus is on all aspects of UK competition law, from legal, economic and policy perspectives. It also addresses important developments in EU and international competition law. Combining authoritative editorial comment and articles, the Journal is edited and articles are written by leading practitioners in the field and includes analysis of essential case law, CMA and European Commission decisions and relevant economic analysis presented in an accessible, practitioner-focused manner.

Published quarterly, to keep you fully up-to-date with the latest developments, Competition Law Journal is a key reference in every competition and corporate law library.

Competition Law Journal provides:

  • concise, practitioner-focused articles on UK, European and international competition law and practice
  • cutting edge commentary on cases, news and developments
  • accessible economic analysis of recent cases and other competition developments

Consultant Editor

The Hon Mr Justice Roth, Judge of the High Court (Chancery Division) and President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, UK


Sarah Long, Partner, Euclid Law Limited, UK
Andrew North, Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, UK
Matthew O'Regan, Barrister, St John's Chambers, UK

Advisory Board

David Bailey, Barrister, Brick Court Chambers, UK
Christopher Brown, Barrister, Matrix Chambers, UK
Sarah Cardell, General Counsel, Competition and Markets Authority, UK
Charles Dhanowa OBE QC (Hon), Registrar, Competition Appeal Tribunal, UK
Molly Herron, Senior Legal Counsel, Antitrust EMEA, Novartis International AG, Switzerland
Josh Holmes QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers, UK
Anneli Howard, Barrister, Monckton Chambers, UK
Matthew Johnson, Partner, Oxera Consulting LLP, UK
Nicholas Khan QC, Barrister, European Commission Legal Service
Nicholas Levy, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, USA
Ben Rayment, Barrister, Monckton Chambers, UK
Ian Rose, Vice-President, Compliance, Volvo Trucks AB, Sweden
Tom Usher, Partner, Macfarlanes LLP, UK
Richard Whish QC (Hon), Emeritus Professor of Law, King's College, London, UK

Four issues per year (excl. 2018 with only two issues)

ISSN (Print): 1476-9085
ISSN (Online): 2516-5771

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Competition Law Journal is a quarterly journal written by leading practitioners, academics and others with a professional interest in competition law in the UK and EU. Whilst its primary focus is on all aspects of UK competition law, from a legal, economic and/or policy perspective, it also publishes articles on EU and international competition law. It combines authoritative editorial comment and articles, analysis of essential case law, CMA and European Commission decisions and relevant economic examination presented in an accessible manner. Articles should have a practitioner focus.

Articles should be submitted by email as a Word file to the Editors of the Journal: Sarah Long ( and Matthew O’Regan ( The maximum number of words for articles is 6,000, although longer articles will be considered. Please see the below for more information.

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Article manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with our house style guidelines: CLJ Guidance

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Volume 19, Issue 4 (December 2020)

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The battle of the tests: a Pyrrhic victory? A case note on the Supreme Court judgment in Peninsula Securities Ltd v Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd
Mark Jephcott, Max Kaufman and Ben Gordon

The mysterious case of the successful appeal and the missing costs award: Competition and Markets Authority v. Flynn Pharma Limited
Sophie Lawrance and Aimee Brookes

The Supreme Court’s decision in Unwired Planet – what comes next?
Rachel Jones

Merger litigation: recent developments in the Competition Appeal Tribunal
Matthew O’Regan

Merger remedies: key recent developments in the CMA’s practice
Daniel Vowden and Patrick Meaney

Loss of potential competition through a minority stake? Takeaways from Amazon/Deliveroo
Uğur Akgün and Oliver Latham

Economic Focus

Using competition tools during the COVID-19 pandemic: are merger control and state support substitutes or complements?
Michele Granatstein

Book Review

Nicolas Charbit and Sonia Ahmad (eds), Richard Whish QC (Hon) Liber Amicorum: Taking Competition Law Outside the Box (Institute of Competition Law, 2020)
Reviewed by Matthew O’Regan

12th Annual Junior Competition Conference (JCC)

Presentation slides now available for download

The Editors were delighted with the success of the recent JCC, which took place on Friday 10th May at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, London. This year's themes included recent developments in competition litigation and vertical restraints in the online age, which were discussed in a series of innovative and compelling talks by our elected speakers.

You can now download the slides from all presentations here. Please contact if you have any difficulty downloading this content.

We hope to see you for the 13th Annual JCC in 2020!