Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES)


26 May 2016
Competition Law in China

7 June 2016
The Digital Economy: Economics, Antitrust and Regulation

8 June 2016, Brussels
Competition Policy at the Intersection of Equity and Efficiency
A special conference honouring the scholarship of Eleanor M. Fox (NYU)

9 June 2016
Getting Merger Control Clearances for Corporate Deals

21-22 June 2016
Innovation, Competition Law and IP Rights

21 June 2016
Competition Law and Inequality

22 June 2016
The Android case(s)

27 July 2016
Digital Currencies, Digital Finance and the Constitution of a New Financial Order

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:

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


Professor Ioannis Lianos wins the 2016 Concurrences Award

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Professor Ioannis Lianos‘ article ”Causal uncertainty and Damages Claims for the Infringement of Competition Law in Europe” has been awarded the 2016 Concurrences Award as one of the top 10 academic articles globally in competition law for 2015.

Public Engagement

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The Director of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society, Professor Ioannis Lianos, was invited to speak at the International Bar Association's Annual Conference in Vienna on the topic of Economic Analysis in Antitrust and Trade on October 8th, 2015. View the conference programme.

Professor Lianos was also one of the speakers of the conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection of the Republic of Poland which was dedicated to the topic of Vertical Restraints in EU Competition Law and held on October 13th, 2015, in Warsaw.
View the conference website and footage of Professor Lianos speaking.

CLES Co-Organises BRICS Competition Law and Policy Forum

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The Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) has co-organised the second BRICS Competition Law and Policy forum, with the Skolkovo Institute on Law and Development at Higher School of Economics and the University of Cape Town on 14 November 2015. The forum focused on the recently-launched CLES research project, ‘The Global Food Value Chain: Competition Law and Policy at Crossroads’.

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.

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

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Professor 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. 

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