Liza Lovdahl Gormsen

British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Competition Law and Director

Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen is a Senior Research Fellow and the director of the Competition Law Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Liza has a background in private practice at both national and international level and served as a Lawyer at the Office of Fair Trading (2004-2008) where she gained extensive experience in consumer goods industries and pharmaceuticals. She was part of major cartel investigations and cases concerning abuse of dominance, in particular, rebate cases. Previously, Liza was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester (2011-2014) and London School of Economics (2008-2011) where she taught Competition Law in an International Context. Liza obtained a PhD in Competition Law (2007) at King’s College London supervised by Emeritus Professor Richard Whish QC and visiting Professor David Bailey (Brick Court Chambers). She is still involved with King’s College London and act as an external examiner for the LLM in European Competition Law, Diploma in Competition Law and Diploma in European Law. She is currently instructed by the World Bank to provide assistance in drafting competition law in developing countries. Liza is a speaker at national as well as international conferences on a broad range of issues and has published a variety of articles in European competition law. She is the author of A Principle Approach to Abuse of Dominance – a book published by Cambridge University Press 2010.

Linked authors

Copenhagen Business School - Innovation and Organizational Economics
General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
Copenhagen Economics (Brussels)
Belgian Competition Authority (Brussels)
Université de Namur
White & Case (Brussels)
Copenhagen Economics (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)


19373 Bulletin

Liza Lovdahl Gormsen The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal finds that it is not for the Tribunal to assess the reasonableness of the Office of Fair Trading’s exercise of its discretion to decide whether or not to open an investigation (Brannigan)


The facts In March 2003, Brannigan, a newspaper owner, launched two local free newspapers the Lewes Life in the local area of Lewes and the Uckfield Life in the local area of Uckfield. In October 2003, Brannigan made a complaint to the OFT alleging that rival publishers, Newsquest and (...)

Liza Lovdahl Gormsen The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal confirms that indirect contact between competing retailers via a mutual supplier can amount to concerted practices and that recommended retail prices may lead to price fixing (Replica Football Kit)


This case comment falls in two parts : Part I comments upon the judgment on liability, and Part II comments upon the judgment on penalty. PART I: JUDGMENT ON LIABILITY THE PARTIES Appellants: JJB Sports PLC (“JJB”) and Allsports Limited (“Allsports”). Respondent: The Office of Fair Trading (...)

925 Review

Liza Lovdahl Gormsen Should antitrust policy protect new entrants?


The question if antitrust policy should protect new entrants is related to the schism between “protection of competition” and “protection of competitors” in Article 102 TFEU. As it was not always clear that the aim of Article 102 TFEU was consumer welfare, the US claimed that the EU was not (...)

Christian D’Cunha, Jacob Turner, Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Maurits Dolmans, Ricardo Zimbron Digital consolidation, citizen and community (Online markets and offline welfare effects: The Internet, competition, society and democracy - Oxford, 22 May 2017)


We are enjoying the benefits of the IT revolution over the last few decades—free online searches, free social media, free smartphone software, and constant innovation. At the same time, the online environment is more and more dominated by a handful of IT giants. Digital consolidation is (...)


Send a message