John Temple Lang

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Dr. John Temple Lang’s works at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP focuses on all aspects of EU competition law. From 1995-2000, he was Director responsible for telecommunications and media in the Competition Directorate General of the European Commission. He was a Director there beginning in 1988, and from 1974 to 1988 he was in the Legal Service of the European Commission, dealing primarily with competition law issues. Mr. Temple Lang has published a book on European Community law and more than 250 articles on a wide variety of legal and related subjects, mostly concerned with EU competition law. He has lectured widely in the United States, Canada and in many European countries.

Dr. Temple Lang joined the firm as counsel in 2000. Mr. Temple Lang is an Irish lawyer, and graduated with first class honors from Trinity College, Dublin, obtaining his LL.D. in 1980. He is now Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Professor at Trinity College, Dublin.

Mr. Temple Lang is a member of the Bar in Brussels and a solicitor in Ireland.[1]

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  1. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, John Temple Lang, accessed 11 January 2010.