Ioannis Lianos

Ioannis Lianos is President (since September 2019) of the Hellenic Competition Commission and Professor, Chair of Global Competition Law and Public Policy and founding Director of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at the Faculty of Laws, University College London. He has published extensively books and articles in various languages and leading academic journals. His most recent books include Competition Law and Global Food Value Chains (CUP, 2022), Competition Law (OUP, 2019), Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges (OUP, 2019), Reconciling Efficiency and Equity A Global Challenge for Competition Policy (CUP, 2019), Brands, Competition and IP Law (CUP, 2015), Damages Actions for Competition Law Infringements (OUP, 2015), Competition and the State (SUP, 2014), the two volumes Handbook in European Competition Law (Edward Elgar, 2013), Competition Law and Development (SUP, 2013). 

Lianos was previously Gutenberg Research Chair at France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Vincent Wright chair at Sciences Po (Paris), Academic Director of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, Higher School of Economics, an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at WZB Berlin, an Emile Noel fellow at NYU law School, a visiting professor at the Universities of Chile in Santiago, the University of Strasbourg, the College of Europe in Natolin among others, and has taught at many other Universities around the world. 

In 2012, he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme prize for his seminal research. He is also a Laureat of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (2005) and has received numerous prizes and scholarships for his research. 

He is co-editor of the Journal of Competition Law and Economics published by Oxford University press, the co-director of the Cambridge book series on Global Competition Law, Policy and Economics and sits at the advisory board of a number of Research Institutes in the area of competition law and policy around the world, as well as at the advisory board of the Journal of European Competition Law and Practice. Lianos is also member of the executive committee of the Academic Society of Competition Law (ASCOLA). He is a member of the Board of the OECD Competition Committee (since 2021) and a member of the EU High Level Group on the Digital Markets Act (since 2023). 

Prof. Lianos chaired the Special Law Commission set in 2020 to revise the Greek Competition Act and to implement Directive 1/2019 (ECN plus) in Greece (Modernization of Competition Law for the Digital Age Law Commission) and thus was instrumental in the adoption of the Amendment of the Competition Law with Law 4886/2022.


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