Amber Darr

Amber Darr


  • Lecturer in Competition Law, Law
  • 3.27 Williamson Building, Oxford Road

    M13 9PL Manchester

Personal profile


I teach competition law (both post graduate and undergraduate) at the University of Manchester School of Law and am also a Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society.

I completed my PhD from UCL Laws in 2018 in which I compared the diffusion and transfer of competition laws in India and Pakistan. Since then, I have expanded my research to include the six remaining South Asian countries and my book on Competition Laws in South Asia is due to be published by Cambridge University Press later this year. In addition to the diffusion and transfer of competition laws, I also research institutional design of competition authorities and the boundaries between competition law and human rights, sustainability, and inequality and have published in leading international publications.

I am also a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and prior to proceeding for my PhD, practised corporate, commercial, and constitutional law in Pakistan. I also served as the Head of the Legal Department of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan for two years (2005-2007). I continue to comment on legal issues in the Pakistani and South Asian context through op-eds in the DAWN.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, University College London (UCL)

Jan 2018 → …

Lecturer (Teaching), University College London (UCL)

30 Sept 2014 → …

Areas of expertise

  • K Law (General)
  • Competition Law
  • South Asia
  • Human Rights
  • Economic Inequality
  • sustainability
  • Institutional Design
  • Transnational Competition

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Healthier Futures


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