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Prof Ioannis Lianos
GS141
Bentham House Endsleigh Gardens
London
London
WC1H 0EG
Appointment
  • Professor of Global Competition Law and Public Policy
  • Faculty of Laws
  • UCL SLASH
Biography

Ioannis Lianos holds the chair of global competition law and public policy at UCL Laws. He joined UCL in September 2005. He was awarded a Gutenberg Research chair at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), the elite public administration school of the French republic in November 2011. In April 2014 he was elected a visiting professor and head of the competition unit of the Laboratory on Law, Innovation and Development of the National Research University, Higher School of Economics (Moscow). He was appointed visiting research fellow at the Institute of Law and Society at Humboldt University in Berlin in January 2014 and an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation research fellow at WZB (Social Science Research Centre Berlin) in August 2014.

 

He is also a visiting professor at the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg, since 2004, the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile in Santiago, since December 2011, a fellow at the Centre for Law and Economics at the Australian National University (ANU), since 2011, a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong School of Law in March 2014. He was an Emile Noel Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre at New York University School of Law in 2008-2009. He  has also conducted funded research as a fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany (2009) and as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (2006).

 

Professor Lianos has gained working experience at the European Court of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission ( New York office) and is a qualified advocate at the Athens and the Paris bars.

 

He 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. He contributed to European Commission's consultations on damages, being one of the very few lawyers to be invited by the European Commission to contribute to the preparation of the recent draft guidelines of the Commission on the evaluation of damages. He was elected a member of the international advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute in 2010, a member of the international advisory board of the Loyola University of Chicago Institute for Antitrust and Consumer studies in 2012, a member of the international advisory board of the Global Antitrust Institute at George Mason University in 2014. Ioannis is also the co- General Editor of the Global Competition Law and Economics Series, established by Stanford University Press, in June 2010. He was the chairman of the Editorial Board of Competition Bulletin, Paris  (until 2013), a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Chronicle, Boston, MA, USA (CPI) and a member of the advisory board of Global Antitrust Review, London (GAR).

 

He has organized and conducted training for judges in competition law and economics in London, Toulouse, Lisbon, Hong Kong and Athens and has organized more than 30 international conferences on various aspects of competition law and policy at UCL and beyond, in the context of the UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society, which he founded in 2007. He has advised a number of governments and private parties in the areas of competition law and good governance (e.g. Impact Assessments). He is also the executive director of the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics, a policy forum established at UCL laws bringing together the worlds of competition law academia and practice, and a co-director of the UCL Institute of Global Law.

Research Summary

Ioannis' primary research interest lies in comparative (EU, UK, French, US) competition law, international competition law, regulatory law (regulatory impact assessments, public-private partnerships, utilities law, judicial review of economic regulation), intellectual property law, the intersection of economics with the legal system, empirical legal studies and sociology. Most recently, he has been researching on the legal and regulatory implications of the emergence of social media.

 

He is a Laureat of the French Academy of Social Sciences (2005) for his PhD thesis on the transformation of competition law by economic analysis of law. In 2011, he was appointed to a Gutenberg research chair at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA) in France for a inter-disciplinary and comparative research project on the role and impact of impact assessment in Europe (the EU and Member States' level). In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme prize for his seminal work on economic evidence and the legal system. He is currently completing his second PhD at the Sociology Department of the University of Cambridge on the emergence of forensic economics. He is using a mixed method approach combining advanced network analysis with more qualitative research methods. In March 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for experienced researchers for an extensive research period in Germany (at WZB: Social Science Research centre Berlin). In April 2014 he was elected a member of the review college of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Teaching Summary

 

He has been the subject specialist for the LL.M in Competition law and the LL.M in Law and Economics since 2007. He has designed UCL's offering in these two areas of law.

 

Undergraduate

 

  • EU Law
  • Competition Law (convenor)

 

Graduate

 

•  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)

Academic Background
2004 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Law Universite Robert Schuman (Strasbourg III)
2003 LLM Master of Laws – Trade Regulations New York University
1997 LLM Master of Laws – European Union Law Universite Robert Schuman (Strasbourg III)
1996 LLB Bachelor of Laws – Law Universite Robert Schuman (Strasbourg III)
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