Udin Silalahi received his Bachelor of Law (SH) from the University of Atma Jaya Yogayakarta in 1985 and immediately joined the CSIS Jakarta in mid of 1986. In 1995, he obtained his Master of Law (LL.M) from the University Friedrich-Alexander Erlangen- Nuernberg, Erlangen, Germany. His thesis was entitled: “Franchise according to the European competition law”. After receiving his doctor degree with magna cum laude in Law in February 2001 from the University of Friedrich-Alexander Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, he immediately joined the CSIS in April 2001 again. His doctoral thesis was entitled: “Merger control in Indonesia according to the Government Regulation No. 27/1998 and the Law No. 5/1999 in comparison with German and European merger control”. He was a part time consultant at the Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition Indonesia from 2002 to 2013.
Since April 2009 he joined as fulltime lecturer at the Faculty of Law Universitas Pelita Harapan, Lippo Village, Tangerang Indonesia and now he is head of legal laboratory Faculty of Law Universitas Pelita Harapan. He is also as partime lecturer at European Study Program Universitas Indonesia
His research interests are antitrust and competition law, comparative competition law, competition policy, merger and acquisition and political economy. He is teaching also bankruptcy law and European Law.