Professor Nicolas Petit

Professor Nicolas Petit
University of Liège
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Prof. Nicolas Petit teaches Competition Law and Economics at the Law School of the University of Liège (ULg), Belgium; Co-Director of the Institute for European Legal Studies ( and academic coordinator of the LLM. in competition and IP law; Director of the Global Competition Law Centre of the College of Europe; and Founder and Director of the Brussels School of Competition (BSC)

He completed in May 2007 a Phd. on oligopolies and tacit collusion under EC competition law for which he obtained the 2008 prize of the International League for Competition Law (Bruylant/LGDJ).

In addition to this, he has written a number of articles on abuse of dominance under Article 82 EC, the relationship between competition rules and sector specific regulation, vertical agreements under Article 81 EC, the interplay between industrial economics and competition law, etc.

Nicolas Petit holds degrees in Law from the universities Paris V (René Descartes) and Paris II, (Pantheon Assas). He holds a LL.M in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). He served as an assistant to a Judge at the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation, Chambre Commerciale).

In 2006, Nicolas was a research fellow at Harvard Law School. Nicolas is also a Member of the Advisory Board of Global Competition Policy (

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