Called to the bar (England and Wales) in 2013 as a transferring solicitor-advocate
Admitted as a solicitor: 1999 (England and Wales)
Qualified as a solicitor: 1997 - 1999
Suzanne has wide experience of EU law and competition law matters combining cartel regulation, commercial practices, IP exploitation, merger control, public procurement and State aid.
Suzanne’s practice has a particular focus on the interface between competition law and economic regulation. She advises governments, regulators and businesses across the regulated sectors including in the communications, energy, financial services, healthcare/ pharmaceuticals, TMT and water sectors.
Suzanne has significant experience of advising on the development, implementation and application of new competition laws and regulatory regimes in line with international best practices, including in emerging markets.
In private practice as a solicitor for 15 years prior to joining the bar, she has held positions at magic circle and leading international antitrust practices. Most recently she was an antitrust partner with a leading US practice. She has also held the role of director at PricewaterhouseCoopers working within its strategy, economics and forensics teams.
Suzanne speaks French and has worked in a bilingual office while practising as a solicitor.
Suzanne is the author of “Indian Competition Law, an International Perspective” (first published by Wolters Kluwer, May 2012; with a supplement of cartel regulation published in January 2013). The book is the first-of-its-kind international comparative analysis of the Competition Act 2002 published contemporaneously with the coming into force of Indian competition law and merger control.
Suzanne is also co-author of "Media Ownership and Control: Law, Economics and Policy in an Indian and International Context" (Hart Studies in Competition Law, 2014) and "Hong Kong Competition Law" (Hart/Bloomsbury, 2016).
Suzanne has been selected for recognition in Who’s Who Legal: Energy 2018.
Additionally, Suzanne regularly publishes practice notes for 'Practical Law', including her latest energy sector submission:
Gas and LNG: territorial restrictions, destination clauses and profit share mechanisms
Suzanne's latest publication 'Legal systems in the UK (England and Wales): overview' is available on the Practical Law: Global Guide 2019 here - Attachment
WWL Recommended National Leader 2019.
Suzanne Rab is “among the best” in the energy field according to sources who commend her “tenacity, technical excellence and enthusiasm”.
WWL Recommended Global Leader 2019.
'Acts for claimants on cartel and abuse of dominance damages matters. She also represents clients in market investigations and assists trade organisations and governing bodies with competition law advice.' - Chambers & Partners, 2020.
"She is very hard-working and diligent, and has a deep knowledge of competition law." - Chambers & Partners, 2020.
Leading Junior Legal 500 UK
'A first-class barrister with an encyclopaedic knowledge of her subject.' - Legal 500 UK, 2020.
'Specialises in the full gamut of competition law, particularly matters in highly regulated sectors. Clients praise her “superb knowledge of the law”, “creative approach to problem-solving” and “hard-working nature”' - Who's Who Legal UK Bar, 2017
'The "exemplary" Suzanne Rab from Serle Court "combines an exceptionally broad range of skills with an in-depth knowledge of the telecoms industry" and her representative experience includes advising clients such as O2 and BT.' - Who's Who Legal UK Bar, 2017.
'"Frankly a joy to work with", "combine a first-class mind with a rigorous focus" and "her work ethic and efficiency is exemplary"' - Who's Who Legal UK Bar, 2016.
'A certain inclusion", "responsive, hardworking and practical" - Who's Who Legal UK Bar, 2016.
"Splits her time between London and Leeds, practising UK, EU and international competition law. Solicitors praise her for her superior client service, ascribing her success in this regard to the fact that she was a former solicitor at both Slaughter and May and Freshfields. She also has significant knowledge of Indian competition law and is a published author on the subject." - Chambers & Partners, 2016.
"Recommended for her experience acting for governments, regulators and businesses on EU regulation." - Legal 500, 2015.
Leading Junior Legal 500 UK.
'A natural problem solver – her financial services and broader regulatory knowledge is extremely strong.' - Legal 500 UK, 2020.
"Has significant knowledge of Indian competition law and is a published author on the subject. "Chambers & Partners (2015)
"She is very hard-working and diligent, and has a deep knowledge of competition law."Chambers & Partners (2020)