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Professor David Bailey

Professor David Bailey

  • Academics

Professor of Practice in Competition Law

Research subject areas

  • Law


David Bailey is a Professor of Practice Law at King’s College London, a barrister and author. Professor Bailey has taught postgraduate courses on competition law and policy at King’s College London since 2003, having taught at King’s since 2001.

Professor Bailey is a practising barrister, qualified in England and Wales and in Ireland; he is also an attorney in New York. Since 2015, he has been Standing Counsel to the UK Competition and Markets Authority and the Hong Kong Competition Commission. 

In 2017 he was a Non-Governmental Adviser to the International Competition Network. In 2019 he was ranked as one of the ‘Most Highly Regarded’ junior barristers in Who’s Who Legal UK Bar: Competition. In 2019 Professor Bailey was awarded the King’s Education Award 2019 for Sustained Excellence.

Professor Bailey is also a member of Brick Court Chambers.


Research interests

Competition law and policy, particularly in the EU, UK and Asia.


Selected publications

  • Whish and Bailey Competition Law (9th edition, 2018)
  • Bailey and John (eds) Bellamy & Child’s European Union Competition Law (8th edition, 2019)
  • “The new frontiers of Article 102 TFEU: antitrust imperialism or judicious intervention?” (2018) 6 Journal of Antitrust Enforcement 25
  • “Reinvigorating the role of Article 101(3) under Regulation 1/2003” (2016) 81 Antitrust Law Journal 111



Professor Bailey teaches on the following LLM modules:

  • 7FFLA016 EU Competition Law
  • 7FFLA059 UK Competition Law
  • 7FFLX005 Advanced EU Competition Law (Merger Control Practice Module)