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Angus Macculloch

Senior Lecturer

Angus Macculloch

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 594996

Research overview

Angus' research interests primarily in Competition Law, particularly cartels and wider antitrust enforcement issues, but also in a number of other areas; including EU Law, Regulation, White Collar Crime, Intellectual Property, and Video Games.

PhD supervision

Competition Law, EU Law, and Regulation

Current Teaching

EU & UK Competition Law; EU Law; Business Law & Regulation


Senior Lecturer, Law School.

Angus MacCulloch first graduated with an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Dundee (1992), before going on to undertake LL.M (European Law) at the University of Strathclyde (1994) and an M.Phil at the University of Manchester (1997). From 1996 he was a Lecturer at the University of Manchester with his research focusing largely on Competition Law. Angus MacCulloch joined Lancaster University Law School, as Senior Lecturer, in September 2006.

Research Interests

Angus MacCulloch's research interests lie primarily in Competition Law, particularly antitrust and enforcement issues, and EU Law, particularly free movement of goods, but he retains a wider interest in Regulation, White Collar Crime, and IP law.

The majority of his recent Competition Law work focuses on the impact of the introduction of the UK's cartel offence and the wider global move towards the criminalisation of cartel activity. Cartels are seen as the 'supreme evil' of antitrust and there has been a strong focus on addressing damaging cartel activity in contemporary antitrust enforcement priorities. A number of jurisdictions have moved towards the use of criminal sanctions to deter cartel activity, with varying degrees of success. The research has examined the value of the adoption of criminal sanctions, the different type of criminal sanctions utilised in different jurisdictions, and the problems they have and will face in practice.

His recent EU Law research has focussed on the EU Law challenges to the introduction of alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland, and EU law’s attempt to balance the often competition goals of enhancing free trade/competition and protecting public health. He has written extensively on the Scotch Whisky Association's challenge to MUP which has been before the Scottish and EU courts. The case is due to proceed to the UK Supreme Court in 2017.

Angus MacCulloch's other work includes the interaction between competition law and human rights/due process during contentious competition law investigations, and the provisions in IP law which seek to protect copyright through technological measures, and their impact on the consumer of copyrighted material.

Angus MacCulloch also continues to publish a popular Competition Law textbook, Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK, now in its 5th edition, and a Cases and Materials text. He is also one of the Editors of a popular new Journal the Competition Law Review, founded in 2004, which is an increasingly important home for competition law scholarship. He is a founding member of the Competition Law Scholars Forum and maintains the 'Who's Competing?' blog.

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