Dermot Cahill HelpUsTrade


Dermot Cahill specialises in European Union Internal Market Law and its interface with major global antitrust regimes. His work with Dr Jing Wang on EU, US and China’s antitrust regimes focuses on examining emerging comparative antitrust legitimacy and effectiveness issues, with major pieces emanating from this research appearing in recent years in World Competition: Law and Economics Review, Fordham Journal of International Law, and the Oxford Journal of Antitrust Enforcement. Prior to taking up his current role, Dermot led several major European Union funded competitiveness research projects, focusing on EU cross-border trade and competitiveness barriers over a ten year period during his time as Founder Director of the Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (University of Wales, Bangor). Research teams led by Dermot produced empirical data challenging accepted wisdom in the field of government contracting (Public Contract Law Journal, 2019 & 2022). During his early career Dermot served as National Legal Expert with the College of Europe / European Commission’s EU Internal Market Directorate, followed by senior academic posts at UCD Dublin teaching Competition Law and subsequently as Chair in Commercial Law and Dean at the University of Wales, Bangor, offering new modules at national level for the first time in areas such as European Merger Control and EU Public Sector Competition. Books authored, co-authored or edited by Dermot are published by Oxford and Cambridge University Presses, including The Modernisation of EC Competition Enforcement in the European Union for FIDE (the International Federation for European Law) Congress 2004. Over the years Dermot has taken up multiple invited Visiting Scholar/Professorships, including UNSW Sydney, De Paul Chicago, Paris X (Nanterre) and CUPL Beijing. In his current post with HelpUsTrade, alongside his academic work, Dermot leads major competitiveness projects funded by the World Bank, Caribbean Development Bank and African Development Bank, which focus on Competitiveness, Governance, and Transparency in emerging economies.

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