Independent Research and Policy Advocacy

Katharine Kemp Dvara Advisor

Katharine Kemp


Dr Katharine Kemp is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney. Katharine’s research focuses on competition law (particularly misuse of market power), consumer protection and data privacy in financial services regulation. She has published widely in these fields, including “Misuse of Market Power: Reform and Rationale” (Cambridge University Press, 2018), “Competition Law of South Africa” (LexisNexis) with PJ Sutherland, and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Katharine is the convenor of the new postgraduate course, ‘Financial Law and Regulation in the Age of Fintech’ (LAWS8174), offered for the first time in 2018, and lectures Contracts at UNSW Law. Before joining the faculty, Katharine was a Research Fellow on the UNSW Digital Financial Services Research Team, conducting in-depth research into the regulation of digital financial services in developing countries in particular, including through fieldwork in these countries. Prior to joining UNSW, Katharine worked as a solicitor at Allens in Brisbane and in Melbourne. She has also worked on a number of significant competition law cases, most often as adviser to the Competition Commission of South Africa.