Anne Witt is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Leicester, where she teaches competition law and European Union law.
Anne holds a law degree from the University of Freiburg in Germany, and an LLM from the University of Virginia on a Fulbright scholarship. She did her professional legal training in Germany and the Brussels offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and gained her PhD from the University of Kent, where she taught internal market and EU constitutional law between 2009 and 2012. In May 2012, she joined the University of Leicester as a lecturer in European law.
In 2015, Anne was a visiting fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), where she researched and wrote a monograph on the growing role of economic theory in the interpretation and enforcement of EU competition law (The More Economic Approach to EU Antitrust Law, Hart 2016), which was funded by the British Academy. Anne has published on diverse issues of competition law in journals such as the Common Market Law Review, European Law Review and European Competition Journal, and is especially interested in the interaction of law and economics in the area of competition policy, as well as the cross-fertilization between the competition law systems of the European Union, its Member States and the United States. She was appointed an independent legal adviser for the provision of expert advice in the area of EU law to the European Parliament in 2017.
Prior to her legal education, she graduated in piano studies from the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève.