Ali Nikpay

Independent Member and Vice-Chair of Council
Senior Independent Director

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Ali Nikpay is the co-managing partner of the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, one of the largest and most successful international law firms in the world. He has been described in an editorial in the Daily Telegraph as “one of the world’s preeminent experts in European competition law.”  

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ali served at the UK’s competition authority in a number of senior positions and was a member of the authority’s highest decision-making organ, its Executive Committee. He has also served at the EU Competition Directorate, where amongst other things he was a speech writer for two Commissioners (Karel Van Miert and Mario Monti) and on the Confederation of British Industry’s Competition Panel.

He has published widely and is co-editor of “Faull & Nikpay: The EU Law of Competition,” which was described by European Competition Law Review as “… the best single volume work dealing with EU competition law that is available”. He also serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals including “European Competition Law”, “World Competition”, “Antitrust Enforcement Review” and “Competition Law International”. 

He currently teaches competition law at the University of Oxford and was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE. He studied for his BSc (econ) and MSc (econ) at the LSE and was a senior elected officer of the Student Union.