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Research Interests

My research interests are principally in the area of competition law and its interface with private law, extending to international private law, with a particular focus on the rules of jurisdiction and choice of law in obligations.

Much of my recent work has focused on developments in UK competition law and also private enforcement of competition law, including empirical work for instance in relation to competition litigation settelement practice. Major recent work brought together research on private enforcement of competition law across Europe with particular emphasis on consumer collective redress and measures to facilitate antitrust damges actoions across the EU.

Ongoing work includes a historical look at the significance of EU law in judicial decision-making before the Scottish courts and ongoing empirical projects relating to public and private enforcement of EU and UK competition law.


Academic / Professional qualifications


July 1988            LLB Honours (1st Class)

                             University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

July 1990            BCL (Postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law)

                             Worcester College, Oxford University

May 1994            LLM in European, International & Comparative Law

                             European University Institute, Florence, Italy



July 1989            Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip.LP)

                             University of Strathclyde


Solicitor in Scotland

Personal Statement


I have been an academic at Strathclyde University Law School since 1993, having previously studied at Strathclyde, Worcester College, Oxford and the European University Institute, Florence and after qualifying as a practising solicitor in Scotland.

My primary teaching and research interests are related to EU and UK competition law and international private law, and I also teach aspects of private law. In recent years my work has focused on the interface between competition law and private law with various projects related to developments in the private enforcement of competition law in the UK and EU. An AHRC-funded project in this area (see www.clcpecreu.co.uk) led to the 2014 publication of Competition Law Comparative Private Enforcement and Collective Redress Across the EU (Rodger (ed), Kluwer Law International), and more recently I have co-ordinated a project which resulted in the co-edited publication (with M Sousa Ferro and F Marcos) by OUP n December 2018 of The EU Antitrust Damages Directive, Transposition in the Member States. I am currently working on a range of projects related both to enforcement and substantive issues in EU and UK competition law.

I am one of the co-organisers of the Competition Law Scholars' Forum (www.clasf.org) which runs two annual competition law events for competition law academics, co-editor of the online Competition Law Review, and I am also the Director of the Scottish Universities' Law Institute ('SULI') which publishes major Scots law texts.

Research Interests

My primary research interest is in relation to EU and UK competition law. I have published widely on aspects of substantive and enforecement of competition law and in more recent years I have focused primarily on aspects of private enforcement competition law, exemplified by an AHRC funded project (see www.clcpecreu.co.uk) which led to the publication in 2014 of Competition Law Comparative Private Enforcement and Collectve Redress Across the EU (Rodger, (ed), Kluwer Law International). Recent, ongoing and future research work involves: the development of collective redress in the UK; competition litigation settlement practice in the UK; the development of competition law in an 'independent' Scotland; a reflection on abuse of dominance practice in UK competition law; a project in relation to EU law rights consciousness in Scotland and the Scottish courts in particular; and  more recently I have co-ordinated a project which resulted in the co-edited publication (with M Sousa Ferro and F Marcos) by OUP n December 2018 of The EU Antitrust Damages Directive, Transposition in the Member States.

I also undertake research projects in relation to international private law, and a key publication was Civil Jurisdiction in the Scottish Courts (Maher and Rodger, W Green, 2010). Ongoing work with Prof G Maher, University of Edinburgh concerns the relationship between rules of jurisdiction and choice of law and the approach to States, countries and legal systems under rules of international private law.

Expertise & Capabilities

EU Competition Law

UK Competition Law

Competition Litigation and Collective Redress Mechanisms

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in Civil and Commercial Matters

Teaching Interests

My primary teaching responsibility is in relation to EU and UK competition law. In my undergraduate elective class I utilise a range of media and enthusiasm to ensure that students understand the potential impact of competition law in relation to all aspects of their lives. Students are primarily assessed by an innovative piece of group-work in which they discuss a recent or ongoing competition law case in a context of their choice.

At honours and Masters level, seminars focusing on key aspects of EU and UK competition law substance and enforcement are more interactive and encourage student participation and discussion and engagement with ongoing policy debates and legal developments.

The international private law elective, a requirement for entry to the Faculty of Advocates, is taught together with Prof G Maher, University of Edinburgh, and makes students familiar with the key aspects and rules of Scots IPL, increasingly being developed and reformed by EU law.

I also enjoy teaching the basics of delict law to first year Business School students.

Academic / Professional qualifications

I graduated with an LLB (Hons) from Strathclyde University Law School in 1988, and subsequently was awarded a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) by Oxford University in 1990 and an LLM by the European University Institute, Florence, in 1994.

I was awarded the Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip.L.P.) by the University of Strathclyde in 1989 and qualified as a practising solicitor in 1992.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Laws, European University Institute

Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford



  • Law (General)
  • Regional comparative and uniform law

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    Transposition of the antitrust damages directive: critical observations

    Rodger, B., Sousa Ferro, M. & Marcos, F., 6 Feb 2019, In : CPI Antitrust Chronicle. 2, 1, 6 p.

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    Is the European Union competition law regime suitable for the Republic of Turkey : does one size fit all?

    Author: Gok, G. S., 6 Mar 2017

    Supervisor: Rodger, B. (Supervisor) & Da Lomba, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Member of Steering Committee

    Barry Rodger (Recipient)

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - To be assigned