Dr Magali Eben
- Lecturer (School of Law)
Dr Magali Eben joined the University of Glasgow as a Lecturer in Competition Law in August 2019. She previously taught EU and UK Competition Law, as well as European Union Law (in particular EU citizenship and freedom of movement), at the University of Leeds, during her time as PhD student.
She holds a bachelor and master’s degree in law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and LLM from the University of Leeds (in comparative corporate and financial law).
Her PhD thesis is entitled ‘Addressing the Main Hurdles of Product Market Definition for Online Services: Products, Price, and Dynamic Competition’ (http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/26343/).
Magali was the 2018 American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law International Scholar in Residence. She was a visiting researcher at Georgetown University. She has taught competition policy summer classes at the London School of Economics.
Magali consults on a wide variety of topics for UK and Belgian law firms. She has particular consultancy expertise before the EU courts on EU general principles of law and EU institutional liability.
Magali is Competition Lead in CREATe.
Magali’s research interests are: antitrust and digital markets, US and EU antitrust principles, consumer behaviour, citizenship, and EU free movement. She is particularly keen to work on projects concerning citizenry and consumer interests in competition law; the challenges for competition law created by innovation and technology; legal certainty and coherence in competition law; substance and impact of European citizenship.
Current work themes:
Magali is currently working on a book with Hart (Bloomsbury Publishing), entitled 'Market Definition for Digital Services: The Concepts of Product, Price, and Dynamic Competition'. The book is planned for the end of 2022.
Magali is currently working on these themes:
- How antitrust tackles ‘new’ conduct in digital industries: particularly how legal certainty, and the judicial standard of review, impact competition law decisions in the EU in these industries
- The impact of divergences in national standards on the enforcement of EU competition law
- How the current ‘consumer’ notion in EU competition law interacts with EU single market and citizenship.
- Product market definition (for online services): utility and reform
Magali's submission to the European Commission's initiative on evaluation of the market definition notice is available here.
- Siècle Digital, 'Réglementation du numérique en Europe: un petit pas vers de nombreux possibles' (11 March 2021) (newspaper article, writen by Clémence Maquet)
- Business Insider, 'From scrutiny of app stores, to competition in the ad market, these are the key cases facing Big Tech in Europe' (newspaper article, written by Liv McMahon)
- Siècle Digital, 'Devançant l'Europe, l'Allemagne bouleverse la concurrence dans le numérique' (18 January 2021) (newspaper article, writen by Clémence Maquet)
She always welcomes invitations to collaborate on projects within her research interests.
Current PhD students:
- Zhu, Yingying
A critical analysis of the application of merger control in China and in the European Union to big data
- Advanced competition law
- International competition law (US antitrust law, EU competition law)
- UK competition law
- European Union law
Professional activities & recognition
- 2018: American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law International Scholar-in-residence
Professional & learned societies
- 2019 - 2021: Regional Director (UK), ASCOLA (Academic Society for Competition Law)
- 2020: International Advisor, Brazilian Institute of Competition and Innovation (IBCI)
Selected international presentations
- 2020: RadicalxChange conference (Online (USA))
- 2020: 3rd International Conference of IBCI (Brazilian Institute for Competition and Innovation) (Online (Brazil))
- 2020: Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy briefing talks (Online (India))