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For general enquiries, please contact:

Tatjana Wingender
Administrator
+44 (0)20 7679 1430
t.wingender [at] ucl.ac.uk

For research project enquiries, please contact:

Dr Ioannis Lianos
+44 (0)20 7679 1028
i.lianos [at] ucl.ac.uk .

Papers

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

CLES News

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).

Dr. Javier Tapia appointed Judge at the Competition Tribunal of the Republic of Chile

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Dr. Javier Tapia, a PhD graduate from UCL (2010) and an associate member of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society has been appointed Judge at the Competition Tribunal of the Republic of Chile, the main competition law enforcement institution in Chile. More on Javier Tapia

Ioannis Lianos trains the newly established Hong Kong Competition Tribunal and lectures to the judges of the Hong Kong High Court

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Ioannis Lianos has been invited to provide advanced training in competition law to the newly formed Competition Tribunal of Hong Kong. Hong Kong has adopted a Competition Ordinance in 2012, the first competition law that applies to the entire economy of Hong Kong. The Competition Tribunal, which forms part of the High Court, will adjudicate the cases brought before it by the newly formed Competition Commission of Hong Kong. The Tribunal is also able to review certain determinations of the Commission, and will hear private follow-on actions. Ioannis Lianos was also invited to lecture to the entire High Court on best practices for the assessment of economic evidence. Lianos held also meetings with the members of the Hong Kong Competition Commission and was invited to lecture at the Competition Commission on the application of EU competition law to Resale Price Maintenance clauses.

CLES Appoints Professors William Comanor and Wolfgang Kerber

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The Centre for Law, Society and Economics is happy to announce the appointment of Professor William Comanor (University of California) and Professor Wolfgang Kerber (Philipps-Universität Marburg) as senior visiting research fellows at the Centre for the spring term 2014. Professor Comanor will be teaching a short course at the UCL Faculty of Laws on the law and economics of vertical restraints during the Spring term.

PhD candidate Florence Thépot awarded scholarship by American Bar Association

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Florence Thépot has been selected for the International Scholar-in-Residence programme by the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). She has been awarded a $10,000 USD scholarship for a 3-months research visit in the United States that she will undertake during the spring of 2014. She will be working on the topic of interlocking directorates between competing companies.

Dr Lianos chairs panel at 3rd International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg

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Dr Ioannis Lianos participated in the 3rd St Petersburg International Legal Forum where he chaired a panel on the important issue of the interaction of competition law with intellectual property rights.

This is an important topic for all jurisdictions but particularly a hot topic in Russia at the moment, as the Russian Federation is contemplating a revision of the statutory provisions granting IP rights immunity from competition law.

Dr Lianos is also the co-author (with Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss from NYU Law School) of a report prepared for Skolkovo (the Russian Innovation Agency) on the interaction of competition law and IP rights which was released a few days ago.

Dr Ioannis Lianos awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme prize 2012

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Dr Ioannis Lianos, founder and director of the Centre for Law, Economics & Society at UCL was awarded one of the five annual Philip Leverhulme prizes for his leading research on the interaction between economics and the law.

Dr Lianos' research will focus on important dimensions of this interaction, such as the role of economic analysis in public policy decision-making, judicial scrutiny of economic analysis, the emergence of forensic economics and the role of economists in the legal process.

Dr Ioannis Lianos speaks at the First "Open Innovations" Forum (Moscow)

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Dr Ioannis Lianos was one of the international specialists on competition law and intellectual property invited to speak at the first "Open Innovations" Forum that was held in Moscow from 31 October to 3 November 2012.

The Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development «Open Innovations» is a global discussion platform dedicated to the advanced technologies and perspectives of the international cooperation in the sphere of innovations. The Forum serves to strengthen international collaboration with the aim of creating the innovation leaders’ club. Dr Lianos contributed to two panels of the international forum on the appropriate design of intellectual property regimes and the interaction between competition policy and intellectual property.

A panel of experts from the United States and Europe explore the law and economics of resale price maintenance

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The workshop explored both the law and economies of vertical restraints and in particular resale price maintenance in Europe and the US.

Discussions focused on the application of competition law in various contexts, including selective distribution and commercial agency agreements. Visit the event website for more information.

Professor William S. Comanor speaks on mergers and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

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Distinguished Professor William S. Comanor from the University of California explored how the pharmaceutical industry has encountered a period of dramatic structural change.

While industry leaders explain their mergers as a response to these shocks and a partial solution to the declining productivity problem, the lecture advanced the reverse hypothesis: that instead of enhancing R&D productivity, the merger wave has jeopardized it. The speaker emphasized the uncertainties inevitably encountered in new drug discovery and development and the role of "parallel paths", i.e. the pursuit of multiple approaches to solving any given medical problem, in coping with those uncertainties. Visit the event website for more information.

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