Dr Barbora Jedlickova

Senior Lecturer

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
b.jedlickova@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58863

Overview

Dr Barbora Jedlickova joined the TC Beirne School of Law as an Associate Lecturer in 2011. She specialises in competition law, with principle research interests in competition-law theories, competition law in the digital economy and comparative competition law. Her research has focused on various topics, including cartels, vertical restraints, bargaining power, and economic and jurisprudential theories and arguments in competition law. Her research also includes the analysis of specific markets with distinctive issues, such the grocery retail market, the pharmaceutical market and the telecommunications market. She has published both internationally and nationally. Her publications include a research monograph Resale Price Maintenance and Vertical Territorial Restrictions: Theory and Practice in EU Competition Law and US Antitrust Law published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

Dr Jedlickova's engagement and research are both nationally and internationally orientated. She has visited several European and US institutions as a visiting scholar, including the University of Iowa, Boston University and the Court of Justice of the European Union. She is a member of a number of national and international associations. She has also been an active member of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) and has been involved in four international LIDC projects. She is a member of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Dr Jedlickova is an Editor of the Oceania Column of Competition Policy International (‘CPI’) and has served as a General Editor of the LAWASIA Journal. Dr Jedlickova is a Fellow of the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law (CPILC) and a Fellow of the Australian Centre for Private Law at the TC Beirne School of Law.

Dr Jedlickova holds degrees from the University of Glasgow in the UK (PhD in Law, 2012; and LL.M. with Commendation in International Competition Law and Policy, 2007) and from Masaryk University in the Czech Republic (2004). Prior to her academic career, she worked as a Lawyer in the Czech Republic and as a Contracts Officer/Assistant Contracts Manager at both the University of St Andrews and the University of Glasgow in the UK. In 2009, she was a trainee (a blue-book 'stagiaire') of DG Competition at the European Commission in Brussels.

Research Interests

  • Comparative Law
  • Competition Law

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow
  • Master of Laws, University of Glasgow
  • Master of Law, Masaryk University

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Competition law regimes of many developed countries, including Australia, have been increasing penalties for cartels and/or criminalising such conduct. This encourages entities involved in collusive behaviour to achieve consensus through indirect means to avoid a possibility to be caught by a competition authority. It is important therefore for courts and competition authorities to distinguish between cooperative oligopoly and natural oligopoly and to interpret evidence correctly.

    This potential PhD thesis should/could include not only analysis of a cartel regime but also a study of the most recent (and older) economic theories and existing and potential legal theories to establish boundaries between illegal and legal conduct and argue the correctness of an approach to horizontal collusion. This topic could include a comparative study or it could even be a pure empirical study.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Jedlickova, Barbora and Clarke, Julie (2018). Antitrust Analysis of Online Sales Platforms: Australia. Antitrust Analysis of Online Sales Platforms & Copyright Limitations and Exceptions. (pp. 41-89) edited by Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel and Pranvera Kellezi.Cham Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71419-6_2

  • Clarke, Julie and Jedlickova, Barbora (2017). Australia. Antitrust in pharmaceutical markets & geographical rules of origin. (pp. 33-68) edited by Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Kellezi and Bruce Kilpatrick.Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55813-4_2

  • Jedlickova, Barbora, Clarke, Julie and Bhojani, Sitesh (2016). Compatibility of transactional resolutions of antitrust proceedings with due process and fundamental rights: Australia. Compatibility of transactional resolutions of antitrust proceedings with due process and fundamental rights & online exhaustion of IP rights. (pp. 43-76) edited by Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi and Bruce Kilpatrick.Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-27158-3

  • Jedlickova, Barbora and Clarke, Julie (2015). Australia. Antitrust in the groceries sector and liability issues in relation to corporate social responsibility. (pp. 41-68) edited by Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezl and Bruce Kilpatrick.Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-45753-5_2

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Competition law regimes of many developed countries, including Australia, have been increasing penalties for cartels and/or criminalising such conduct. This encourages entities involved in collusive behaviour to achieve consensus through indirect means to avoid a possibility to be caught by a competition authority. It is important therefore for courts and competition authorities to distinguish between cooperative oligopoly and natural oligopoly and to interpret evidence correctly.

    This potential PhD thesis should/could include not only analysis of a cartel regime but also a study of the most recent (and older) economic theories and existing and potential legal theories to establish boundaries between illegal and legal conduct and argue the correctness of an approach to horizontal collusion. This topic could include a comparative study or it could even be a pure empirical study.