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Dr Katharine Kemp

Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales


Relevant qualifications and honours

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  • LLB (Hons) (Qld)
  • LLM (Stellenbosch)
  • PhD (UNSW) (Misuse of Market Power: Rationale and Reform)


Relevant work history and committee involvement

  • Lead researcher (with Rod Nicholls), Research stream on Data as a Source of Market Power, The Allens Hub For Technology, Law & Innovation (UNSW Law) (2018-)
  • Member, Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation (UNSW)
  • Garth Nettheim Doctoral Teaching Fellow (2015)Image of briefcase
  • Sessional lecturer, Stellenbosch University (2006-2008)
  • Barrister (called to the Bar 2001)
  • Solicitor, Allens (Brisbane and Melbourne)
  • Associate to the Hon Justice Frybert, Supreme Court of Qld


Competition law publications


Kemp MMP coverMisuse of Market Power: Reform and Rationale
(Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Competition Law of South Africa (LexisNexis)
(co-author with Prof P J Sutherland) since 2005

Articles and research papers


Presentations (select)

  • Image of podium'The Next Chapter in Australia's Misuse of Market Power Law: Killing the Tiger While it is Young' (Competition Law Conference, Sydney, 6 May 2017)
  • 'Would the Harper Review’s ‘Effects Test’ for Section 46(1) Capture or Deter Procompetitive Conduct?' (Sydney Competition Law Discussion Forum, Sydney, 18 February 2016)
  • 'Australia’s Rejection of an Effects-Based Test for Misuse of Market Power: Lone Genius or Outdated Anomaly?' (Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation Symposium, UNSW Law, 19 November 2015)
  • 'The Struggle for the Soul of Australia's First Competition Statute' (33rd Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law and History Conference, Coffs Harbour, 11 December 2014)
  • 'Is There Unilateral Anticompetitive Conduct which Section 46(1) Fails to Address?' (Sydney Competition Law Discussion Forum, Sydney, 21 August 2014)



PhD research topic

Australia's rejection of an effects-based test for misuse of market power - lone genius or outdated anomaly?

Supervisors: Prof Ross Buckley and Dr Rhonda Smith