Angus MaccullochSenior Lecturer
EU & UK Competition Law; EU Law; Business Law & Regulation
Senior Lecturer, Law School.
Angus MacCulloch first graduated with an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Dundee (1992), before going on to undertake LL.M (European Law) at the University of Strathclyde (1994) and an M.Phil at the University of Manchester (1997). From 1996 he was a Lecturer at the University of Manchester with his research focusing largely on Competition Law. Angus MacCulloch joined Lancaster University Law School, as Senior Lecturer, in September 2006.
Angus MacCulloch's research interests lie primarily in Competition Law, particularly antitrust and enforcement issues, but he retains a wider interest in EU Law, Regulation, White Collar Crime, and IP.
The majority of his recent work focuses on the impact of the introduction of the UK's cartel offence and the wider global move towards the criminalisation of cartel activity. Cartels are seen as the 'supreme evil' of antitrust and there has been a strong focus on addressing damaging cartel activity in contemporary antitrust enforcement priorities. A number of jurisdictions have moved towards the use of criminal sanctions to deter cartel activity, with varying degrees of success. The research has examined the value of the adoption of criminal sanctions, the different type of criminal sanctions utilised in different jurisdictions, and the problems they have and will face in practice.
Angus MacCulloch's other work includes the interaction between competition law and human rights/due process during contentious competition law investigations, and the provisions in IP law which seek to protect copyright through technological measures, and their impact on the consumer of copyrighted material.
Angus MacCulloch also continues to publish a popular Competition Law textbook, Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK, now in its 5th edition, and a Cases and Materials text. He is also one of the Editors of a popular new Journal the Competition Law Review, founded in 2004, which is an increasingly important home for competition law scholarship. He is a founding member of the Competition Law Scholars Forum and maintains the 'Who's Competing?' blog.
Angus' research interests primarily in Competition Law, particularly cartels and wider antitrust enforcement issues, but also in a number of other areas; including EU Law, Regulation, White Collar Crime, Intellectual Property, and Video Games.
PhD Supervision Interests
Competition Law, EU Law, and Regulation
Competition law and policy in the EU and UK
MacCulloch, A., Rodger, B.J. 2015 5th ed. Abingdon : Routledge. 300 p. ISBN: 9780415524568, 9780415538831. Electronic ISBN: 9781315848532.
Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotch Whisky Association v Lord Advocate
MacCulloch, A. 2015 In: Edinburgh Law Review. 19, 1, p. 106-112. 7 p.
Scottish minimum alcohol pricing & EU law
MacCulloch, A. 12/02/2014 SSRN Working Paper, 15 p.
Liability for the circumvention of technological protection measures applied to videogames: lessons from the United Kingdom’s experience
MacCulloch, A., Booton, D. 04/2012 In: Journal of Business Law. 2012, 3, p. 165-190. 26 p.
The cartel offence: defining an appropriate "moral space"
MacCulloch, A. 04/2012 In: European Competition Journal. 8, 1, p. 73-93. 21 p.
The cartel offence : is honesty the best policy?
MacCulloch, A. 2010 In: Ten Years of UK Competition Law Reform. Dundee : Dundee University Press p. 283-307. 25 p. ISBN: 9781845860974.
The consumer and competition law.
MacCulloch, A. 2010 In: Handbook of Research on International Consumer Law. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar p. 77-106. 30 p. ISBN: 9781847201287.
Cartels: Deterrence, Leniency and Criminalisation
MacCulloch, A. 2009 In: Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK. Abingdon : Routledge Cavendish p. 241-273. 33 p. ISBN: 978041545847, 978041545848. Electronic ISBN: 978020392658.
Cases and materials on UK & EC competition law.
Middleton, K., Rodger, B.J., MacCulloch, A., Galloway, J. 2009 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 618 p. ISBN: 9780199290390.
Competition law and policy in the European Community and United Kingdom.
Rodger, B.J., MacCulloch, A. 2009 London : Routledge Cavendish. 415 p. ISBN: 9780415458481.
Honesty, Morality and the Cartel Offence.
MacCulloch, A.D. 1/06/2007 In: European Competition Law Review. 28, 6, p. 355-363. 9 p.
The Privilege against Self-Incrimination in Competition Investigations: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Implications.
MacCulloch, A.D. 06/2006 In: Legal Studies. 26, 2, p. 211-237. 27 p.
Challenges in EU grid contracts.
Parkin, M., Kuo, D., Brooke, J., MacCulloch, A. 2006 In: Exploiting the knowledge economy : issues, applications and case studies. Amsterdam : IOS Press p. 67-75. 9 p. ISBN: 1-58603-682-3.
Game Over: The 'Region Lock' in Video Games.
MacCulloch, A.D. 1/05/2005 In: European Intellectual Property Review. 27, 5, p. 176-183. 8 p.
The Cartel Offence and the Criminalisation of United Kingdom Competition Law.
MacCulloch, A.D. 1/11/2003 In: Journal of Business Law. 5, p. 616-627. 12 p.