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Ioannis Lianos



Reader in Competition Law and Economics, University College London

Executive Director, Jevons Institute of Competition Law and Economics

London, England

Experience & Areas of Interest:

Ioannis joined UCL in September 2005 and was promoted to Reader in 2009. Since September 2004, he has also been a visiting Professor in competition and intellectual property law at the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg. Since September 2008 he is an Emile Noel Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre at New York University School of Law where he is working on a funded project exploring issues of economic evidence and expertise in antitrust litigation in Europe and in the United States. 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).

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. Ioannis is a Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) at the International Competition Network and has also contributed to European Commission's and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) consultations. Ioannis has conducted training for judges in competition law and economics in London, Toulouse, Lisbon and has also organized international conferences on various aspects of competition law and policy at UCL.

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), law and economics, economic sociology. His current work focuses on the contribution of New Institutional economics to competition law, innovation policy and the law (competition law, 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), issues of economic evidence and expertise in the courts and a project on “trust/distrust and economic integration: the example of the European Internal Market."

Ioannis is a Senior Editor of CPI Antitrust Chronicle.


  • Maîtrise en droit (1996)

  • LL.M. (D.E.A.) European Union law (1997)

  • Ph.D-Doctorate (2004), Univ. Strasbourg

  • LL.M. Trade Regulation (2003), NYU Law

  • Qualified Advocate (Athens) & (Paris, n. p.), Lauréat, French Academy of Social Sciences.


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