Andrew Scott

London School of Economics and Political Science (London)
Associate Professor

Andrew is a senior lecturer in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests lie in the fields of media law and regulation, and competition law. His current research agenda includes projects on the role of competition law in the media sector, privacy and defamation, and the regulation of journalistic newsgathering practices. His past research has considered aspects of merger control (in the UK, EU and US), international and domestic antitrust issues, and media mergers. His book on Merger Control in the United Kingdom was published by Oxford University Press in 2006. He is an Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple.

Andrew Scott is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast (LLB Hons, MPhil) and the University of Wales (PhD). He held a senior lectureship at Norwich Law School, UEA before taking up a post at the London School of Economics in 2006. He is Assistant Director of the Executive LLM.

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1710 Bulletin

Andrew Scott The Central London County Court confirms that land agreements are no longer beyond the reach of competition law, while considering its application in respect of a letting scheme imposing restrictions on use (Martin Retail Group / Crawley Borough Council)


Competition law and covenants restrictive of land use* Covenants restricting use of land to particular commercial purposes are commonplace. Until recently, the potential for competition law to regulate them was limited, because “land agreements” were excluded from the reach of the Chapter I (...)

Andrew Scott The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal rules that antitrust findings regarding the copper plumbing tubes cartel did not support the intent to injure required for a conspiracy claim brought under section 47A of the Competition Act (W.H. Newson / IMI)


Conspiracy, the CAT, and the Court of Appeal: “Here is a case unprecedented” (The Gondoliers, Act 2)* In W.H. Newson Holding Limited & ors v IMI plc & ors [2013] EWCA Civ 1377, the Court of Appeal has made some important new law regarding the scope of section 47A of the Competition (...)

Andrew Scott The England & Wales Court of Appeal allows the claimants to proceed with an action for damages under Section 47A in consideration of price fixing of electrical and mechanical carbon and graphite products (Deutsche Bahn / Morgan Crucible)


CAT unlimited: the Deutsche Bahn decision* Where the Commission has issued a decision finding several addressees liable for the same infringement, amongst the more important tactical questions for a claimant in the UK are: where to sue the addressees and when? The decision of the Court of (...)

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Andrew Scott Merger Control in the United Kingdom


This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of (...)


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