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Ioannis Lianos  

LL.M.(D.E.A.) European Union law (1997); Ph.D-Doctorate in Law (2004), Univ. Strasbourg LL.M. Trade Regulation (2003), NYU Law; PhD prob. in Sociology (Emmanuel, Cantab);
Qualified Advocate ( Athens ) & ( Paris , n. p.), Lauréat, French Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor in Competition Law and Economics

Director, Centre for Law, Economics & Society
Co-Director, Institute of Global Law
Associate Executive Director, Jevons Institute of Competition Law and Economics

contact details:
Email: i.lianos@ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7679 1028 | internal: x21028


Ioannis joined UCL in September 2005 and was promoted to Professor in 2014. Since September 2004, he has been a visiting Professor in competition and intellectual property law at the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg . He was an Emile Noel Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre at New York University School of Law in 2008-2009 where he worked on a funded project exploring issues of economic evidence and expertise in antitrust litigation in Europe and in the United States . Ioannis has also conducted funded research as a fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg , Germany . He was a visiting scholar at the University of California , Berkeley in 2006. He has also lectured in various areas of European law and competition law at the University of Strasbourg in France and has held visiting appointments in competition and regulatory law at the University Paul Cézanne ( Aix-en Provence /Marseille) and the Centre for European Studies of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). Besides academia, Ioannis has working experience at the European Court of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission ( New York office) and is a qualified advocate at the Athens and Paris bars. He is a recipient of numerous awards, grants and scholarships.

Ioannis contributes widely to the global discussion in the area of competition law and policy. He is a Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) at the International Competition Network (ICN), a Research partner with UNCTAD in Geneva and has also contributed to European Commission's consultations on damages. He has been elected a member of the international advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute in 2010 ( http://www.antitrustinstitute.org/Archives/lianos_joins_board.ashx ) .

He is also the co- General Editor of the Global Competition Law and Economics Series, established by Stanford University Press, in June 2010. He is the chairman of the Editorial Board of Competition Bulletin, Paris: http://www.concurrences.com , the co-chairman of the advisory board of Antitrust Encyclopaedia, a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Chronicle, Boston, MA, USA (CPI), a member of the advisory board of Global Antitrust Review, London (GAR) and the chairman and executive director of the Institute of Competition Law Studies (IMEDIPA), Athens, Greece: http://www.imedipa.com

Ioannis has organized and conducted training for judges in competition law and economics in London , Toulouse , Lisbon and Athens and has also organized international conferences on various aspects of competition law and policy at UCL and beyond.

His primary research interest lies in comparative (EU, UK, French, US) competition law, international competition law, European Union law (internal market, external relations), comparative administrative and regulatory law (public-private partnerships, public utilities law, judicial review of economic regulation), law and economics, empirical legal studies and economic sociology.

His current work focuses on the emergence of forensic economics as an autonomous field and their impact on the evolution of economic science and on the law of evidence, more generally on economic evidence and expertise in the courts in the areas of competition law and IP law, innovation policy and the law (competition law in dynamic industries, IP rights), the law and economics of litigation in competition law, the law and economics of regulation (cost-benefit analysis/impact assessment, public private partnerships, judicial review of regulatory action), economic development and institutions, European integration theory. He has been the initiator and organizer of an international workshop on “trust/distrust and economic integration: the example of the European Internal Market” (recipient of a Modern Law Review conference grant) held at UCL and Cambridge , which advances an innovative perspective on European integration and more broadly all projects of economic integration.

His book on “The transformation of competition law by economic analysis of law” (in French) (Bruylant/Sakkoulas) has been awarded two national prizes: (1) the Emile Girardeau prize of the French Academy of Social Sciences ( Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques ), a PhD prize compensating a work on the relation between economics and other social sciences and (2) a PhD prize from the French Institute of Competition Law (Concurrences) in 2005 (second prize).

Ioannis maintains a personal website at academia.edu. http://ucl.academia.edu/IoannisLianos and at the SSRN http://ucl.academia.edu/IoannisLianos

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Current Teaching

Subject group convenor for Competition law and law and economics


EU Law
Competition Law (convenor)


•  International and Comparative Competition Law and Policy (convenor)
•  Competition Law Enforcement in a Global Context (convenor)
•  Competition Law and Intellectual property Rights: The Regulation of Innovation (convenor)
•  Law and Economics of Regulated Industries: between Competition and Regulation (convenor)
•  Law and Economics of Regulated Markets
•  European Competition Laws: Enforcement and Comparative Issues (convenor)
•  Competition Law and the State in Europe (convenor)
•  European Internal Market
•  Theory and History of Competition Law (convenor)

PhD Supervision

Dr Lianos welcomes approaches from prospective PhD students in competition law and policy. He is currently supervising:
•  Mr Thomas Ricard
•  Ms Deni Mantzari
•  Mr Paolo Siciliani
•  Ms Azza Raslan
•  Ms Florence Thepot
•  Mr. Matthew Slader



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