Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES)


Multi-Sided Platforms: Business, Economics & Competition Policy
28 October 2015
A five-hour CPD course

For more information and to view past events, please go to the events pages.


Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

Tatjana Wingender
+44 (0)20 3108 8484
t.wingender [at] ucl.ac.uk

For research project enquiries, please contact:

Dr Ioannis Lianos
+44 (0)20 3108 8346
i.lianos [at] ucl.ac.uk


For more working papers, please visit the CLES Research Paper Series section on this website.


Brands, Competition Law and IP published by CUP

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A new book co-edited by Professor Ioannis Lianos has been published by Cambridge University Press. Brands, Competition Law and IP is the product of a three year research programme in collaboration with colleagues from the US on the implications of brands and branding in competition law and IP law analysis. The CLES co-organized two conferences on this theme, one in London in 2011 and the other in Chicago in 2012. The chapters of the book derive from some of the presentations in these two conferences, the book attempting to bring together four different communities: economists, marketing people, competition lawyers and IP lawyers.

Damages Claims for the Infringement of EU Competition Law published by OUP

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A new book co-authored by UCL Laws Professor Ioannis Lianos has been published by Oxford University Press. Damages Claims for the Infringement of Competition Law provides a discussion of the emerging field of competition law damages and explores the important questions it raises about the use of the traditional tort law categories in an area of law that is heavily infused with economic analysis.

Ioannis Lianos provides evidence to the Economic and Monetary Committee of the European Parliament on TTIP

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Ioannis Lianos was one of the experts invited to provide evidence on the competition law provisions in the TTIP Agreement (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) currently negotiated between the EU and the US. The hearing took the form of a workshop at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels. The hearing was public and a video streaming of the meeting has been made available.

Professor Howard Shelanski on The Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis in the US Regulatory System

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Head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Professor Howard Shelanksi, visited UCL Laws on 13 May to join a panel discussion on comparative cost-benefit analysis and impact assessment in the US and Europe.

Professor Lianos publishes article on the Greek crisis in Latin American Foreign Affairs Review

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Foreign Affairs Latin America front page

Professor Lianos has published an article on "The Greek Crisis: Expertise and Democracy in Policy Making" in the Latin American version of the prestigious Foreign Affairs review.
Click here to read the article (in Spanish).

New Associate Members at CLES

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Herb Hovenkamp

The CLES has the pleasure to announce the following three appointments: Professor Herbert Hovenkamp (University of Iowa), Professor Damien Geradin (University of Tilburg, George Mason University), Dr Paolo Siciliani (Bank of England, PhD UCL 2013).

Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the US Department of Justice visits the Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES)

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Renata Hesse Event 9 December 2014 with Ioannis Lianos

Renata B. Hesse, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations at the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division visited UCL on Tuesday, 9 December 2014. She lectured on recent developments in US Antitrust Law and discussed this with an audience of students, academics and practitioners at a Global Competition Law and Economics series event organized by CLES. 

Professor Ioannis Lianos and Dr. George Barker appointed as members of the panel of experts of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

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Professor Ioannis Lianos, director of the CLES, and Dr. George Barker, associate member of the CLES, have been appointed members of the panel of experts of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). This appointment entitles them to provide services on a preferred basis to both the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

The first results of the Gutenberg research project on impact assessments in Europe published

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The first results of the Gutenberg research project on Impact Assessments in Europe, directed by Professor Ioannis Lianos, have been published at a special issue of the prestigious French Journal of Public Administration (Revue Française d'Administration Publique) dedicated to impact assessments. The Gutenberg research project on Impact Assessments is a joint initiative of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at UCL Laws and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) in France, funded by the "Gutenberg cercle" and the Leverhume Trust. Further results of the project will be published in English language journals in the near future.

Florence Thépot wins World Competition Young Writers Award 2013

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Florence Thépot, UCL Faculty of Laws PhD candidate, has been awarded the 2013 World Competition Young Writer's Award for her article "Market Power in Online Search and Social Networking: a Matter of Two-sided Markets" published in the June 2014 issue of World Competition: Law and Economics Review (Kluwer Law International).

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