Liza Lovdahl Gormsen

British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London)
Senior Advisor

Dr. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen joined FCA as a Senior Advisor in May 2020. Her expertise is in Competition Law & Policy, in particular issues arising in relation to global online platforms, data technology and privacy. Liza is also currently a Senior Research Fellow and the Director of the Competition Law Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She chairs the Advisory Board of the Competition Law Forum. Liza obtained a PhD in Competition Law at King’s College London in 2007. Following her PhD, Liza taught Competition Law at London School of Economics and University of Manchester. Liza is the author of A Principle Approach to Abuse of Dominance (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and State Aid and Tax Rulings (Edward Elgar, 2019). She has published widely in national and international peer-review journals and regularly addresses audiences at the House of Commons, the White House and the European Commission. She sits on the advisory board of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (Oxford University Press) edited by Professor Bill Kovacic and Professor Ariel Ezrachi. Besides her academic background, Liza has legal experience from both the private and public sector. She has served as a lawyer at the Office of Fair Trading where she gained extensive experience in retail markets and pharmaceuticals. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank for a number of years assisting developing countries to establish a competition law regime. Liza is currently a Board Member of the Open Markets Institute in Washington DC and is a non-governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network, appointed by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Auteur associé

Queen Mary University (London)


20426 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 (...)

1227 Revue

Liza Lovdahl Gormsen European State Aid and Tax Rulings, Liza LOVDAHL GORMSEN


Cette rubrique Livres recense et commente les ouvrages et autres publications en droit de la concurrence, droit & économie de la concurrence et en droit de la régulation. Une telle recension ne peut par nature être exhaustive et se limite donc à présenter quelques publications récentes dans ces (...)

Liza Lovdahl Gormsen Should antitrust policy protect new entrants ?


La question de savoir si la politique de concurrence doit protéger les nouveaux entrants est liée au schisme entre « la protection de la concurrence » et « la protection des concurrents » de l’article 102 du TFUE. N’étant pas toujours clair que l’était l’objectif de l’article 102 TFUE, les États-Unis (...)

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


Nous bénéficions des avantages de la révolution des technologies qui a eu lieu au cours des dernières décennies – des recherches en ligne gratuites, des médias sociaux gratuits, des logiciels gratuits pour les smartphones et une innovation constante. En même temps, l’environnement en ligne est de plus (...)


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