Dr Amber Darr recognised in UPSIGN’s list of 75 notable British-Pakistani academics, trainers, and teachers

Dr Amber Darr recognised in UPSIGN’s list of 75 notable British-Pakistani academics, trainers, and teachers.

Dr Amber Darr

Dr Amber Darr from the University of Manchester Law Department has been recognised in UPSIGN’s list of 75 notable British Pakistani academics, trainers and teachers as part of the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence.

UPSIGN (UK-Pakistan Science and Innovation Global Network) is a charity bringing together over 250 educated professionals globally who are dedicated to raising awareness and developing solutions to tackle various social and economic challenges faced by people of Pakistani origin in Pakistan and in the UK.

Dr Darr teaches competition law at the University of Manchester and is a Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society. Competition Law is the field of law related to promoting or maintaining market competition by regulating anti-competitive behaviours by companies. She is also a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and has practised commercial, corporate, and regulatory law in Pakistan.

Amber will soon publish ‘Competition Law in South Asia: Diffusion and Transfer’ with Cambridge University Press. In this research, Dr Darr starts from the premise in the last twenty years South Asian countries have increasingly engaged with modern competition laws but only India and Pakistan have been successful in enforcing these laws. The book tells the story of competition law in South Asia and analyses the legal, economic, and political determinants of the successes and failures of competition laws in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Maldives Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. ‘Competition Law in South Asia’ draws lessons not only for other countries in South Asia but also for developing countries anywhere in the world.

Following her nomination, Dr Darr said:

“I am delighted to have been recognised in UPSIGN's inaugural list of 75 NOTABLE BRITISH PAKISTANI ACADEMICS, TRAINERS, AND TEACHERS. This recognition is not only a wonderful endorsement for my ongoing research in competition laws in South Asia and my broader contribution to knowledge exchange on legal issues affecting the South Asian region but is also likely to provide an excellent basis for future collaborations among Pakistani academics in the UK and beyond.”

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