Christopher Townley

Christopher Townley


  • Professor of Law, Laws
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Research interests

Chris’ research interests lie in thinking about economic law and policy, institutional structures and networks. Of particular concern are where power lies, who has it and what they do with it.




  • EU Competition Law


  • The Law and Politics of Economic Regulation


Biographical details

Chris joined King’s College London in 2007. Previously, he worked as a solicitor at Clifford Chance LLP and then as Principal Case Officer at The Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)). Since joining King's, Chris has provided teaching and/ or advice to several bodies, including the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (Columbia), the Egyptian Competition Authority, The National Boadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (Thailand), The NHS, the CMA, Ofcom and The Pakistan Competition Commission.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws, Article 81 EC: putting public policy in its place, European University Institute

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Master of Laws, College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium)

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994

Bachelor of Laws, Durham University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1993


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