Pinar Akman

Pinar Akman

Professor of Competition Law & Member, Competition Appeal Tribunal

Pinar Akman is a Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Leeds. She is also a Director at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Digital Governance, which is funded by the European Commission. Additionally, in 2023, she was appointed as a Member by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Previously, she was the Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice at the University of Leeds (2017-2020).

Prior to joining the University of Leeds, she was a Professor at the UEA Law School at the University of East Anglia where she was a faculty member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy.

She is a qualified lawyer in Turkey and is an expert in EU and UK competition law and economics. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and the Modern Law Review.

Professor Akman is the author of the sell-out monograph The Concept Abuse in EU Competition Law: Law and Economic Approaches (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2012; reprinted, 2015).

She is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the UK and to Turkey for the International Competition Network’s (ICN) Unilateral Conduct Working Group and Cartels Working Group, respectively. In 2018, she was awarded a Women of Achievement Award by the University of Leeds.