University of Cambridge

Okeoghene Odudu

University of Cambridge

Okeoghene Odudu is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Co-Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies, and Professor of Competition law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. He teaches Competition and EU law and serves on the editorial boards of the European Competition Journal and Concurrences and is Editor in Chief of the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. From September 2004 to September 2006 he was Lecturer in Competition Law at the School of Law, King’s College London, having begun his career as a Fellow in Law at Downing College, Cambridge. He holds a DPhil from Oxford, awarded for research on aspects of Article 101 TFEU, which was funded by the AHRB, supervised by Professor Paul Craig and examined by Professors Stephen Weatherill and Richard Whish. During his time as a doctoral student he was awarded a Scholarship by the Kennedy Memorial Trust and spent a year at the European Law Research Center at Harvard Law School. He held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship In 2011-2012; read law as an undergraduate at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and received an MA in Criminology from Keele University (funded by the ESRC).

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2174 Bulletin

Okeoghene Odudu UK & Covid-19: An overview of the competition policy and leading cases


An outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia was detected in Wuhan, China and reported to the World Health Organisation on 31 December 2019 and characterised as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. In the absence of either a treatment or a vaccine, Government advice on social distancing, concerns about disruption that would result if the widespread closure of borders was to prove necessary and anticipation and implementation of stay-at-home protocols resulted in rapid and substantial changes in patterns of consumer demand.

Okeoghene Odudu The US District Court for the Southern District of New York clarifies in the e-books case what determines liability of the vertical participant B in an A-B-C information exchange (Apple)


e-books: Vertical participation in hub and spoke agreements* The 10 July judgment in the American e-books case (US v Apple) addresses an important question not yet examined under European competition law: what determines the liability of the vertical participant (“B”) in an A-B-C information (...)

Okeoghene Odudu The UK OFT finds that almost three-quarters of state schools continue to restrict the availability of uniforms fact that results in price differences to the detriment of parents (School uniforms)


Back to school for the OFT?* On 25 October 2012 the Office of Fair Trading announced that it had written to the head teachers of almost 30,000 State schools to draw attention to the high price of school uniforms. The high price is caused in part by 74% of schools requiring parents to (...)

Okeoghene Odudu The England and Wales High Court holds that even if the need for police services arises from a private event, policing does not constitute a special service when it is performed on land that is not owned, leased or controlled by the event organiser (Leeds United Football Club / The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police)


Regulating charges for special police services* Police services are generally performed for the benefit of the public at large and provided for out of public funds. However, the police also have the power (under s.25 of the Police Act 1996) to provide “special police services” for which they (...)



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