UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws PhD student Andrew McLean wins Best Junior Paper Award at the ASCOLA Annual Conference

29 June 2020

UCL Laws PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow Andrew McLean has been awarded a prize for the best paper by an author under 35 years old at the major competition law conference.

Andrew McLean

Andrew McLean, PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow at UCL Laws, has received the Best Junior Paper Award at the Annual Conference of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA).

Andrew’s paper, ‘A Financial Capitalism Perspective on Killer Acquisitions’, proposes a new legal test that could help control the mass acquisition of tech start-ups by Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft.

The paper arose out of his doctoral research project, ‘Competition Law in an Era of Financial Capitalism’, supervised by UCL Laws' Professor Ioannis Lianos, Professor Marc Moore and Dr Deni Mantzari.

The ASCOLA Annual Conference is the showpiece event of the academic competition law calendar. Originally scheduled to take place at Universidade Católica in Porto, it was held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, with over 20 panels across three days.