Hellenic Competition Commission (Athens)

Ioannis Lianos

Hellenic Competition Commission (Athens)

Ioannis Lianos serves as President of the Hellenic Competition Commission since September 2019. Moreover, Lianos is Professor, Chair of Global Competition Law and Public Policy at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (on leave). He is trained in both law and sociology. Professor Lianos is the founding director of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) at UCL Laws and served as the executive director of the Jevons Institute of Competition Law & Economics at UCL. He was Chief Researcher, Skolkovo Laboratory on Law and Development, National Research University, Higher School of Economics and academic head of the BRICS Competition Law Project from 2014-2019. He was previously the Vincent Wright chair at Sciences Po Paris between 2018-2019. He has also held an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the WZB (Social Science Researh centre) in Berlin from 2014-2016. Between 2011 to 2014 he was the Gutenberg Research Chair at France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He is a visiting professor in competition and intellectual property law at the Universities of Chile in Santiago, the University of Strasbourg and a fellow at the Australian National University’s Centre for Law & Economics and was an Emile Noel Fellow at New York University School of Law’s Jean Monnet Centre and a fellow at the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. He was also a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong in 2014. His primary research interest lies in European and comparative competition law & policy, economic evidence and the legal system, public policy (including impact assessments), utilities regulation, IP law, law and economics and sociology. Professor Lianos is a Non-Governmental Advisor at the International Competition Network since 2009, a research partner to UNCTAD in competition law and policy since 2010, and an elected member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute since 2010. He is also a senior editor in many specialised journals in the competition policy field as well as the co-editor of the GLOBAL COMPETITION LAW & ECONOMICS series. He has published extensively books and articles in various languages and leading academic journals. His most recent publications include Competition Law : Analysis, Cases and Materials (OUP, 2019), Regulating Blockchain : Techno-Social and Legal Challenges (OUP, 2019), Reconciling Efficiency and Equity- A Global Challenge for Competition Law ? (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), The EU after the Treaty of Lisbon (CUP, 2012), Regulating Trade in Services in the EU and the WTO (CUP, 2012). In 2012 he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme prize for his seminal research on economic evidence. He is also a Laureat of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (2005). Between 2014 and 2019 he was a member of the review college of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. he has advised a number of governments and companies on competition law, IP matters as well as better regulation (impact assessment, CBA).


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30117 Bulletin

Ioannis Lianos Agriculture & competition law : An overview of EU and national case law


Competition law, as well as its many implications in the food sector, is imperative in the analysis of repercussions that come along with market malfunction. The control of economic power equally ensures that food markets greatly benefit consumers, which in turn garners benefits and drawbacks. This article focuses on the many challenges that the global food system currently faces and the intentions behind the actions of the various public authorities involved in the regulation of economic activities in the food industry.

Ioannis Lianos The Hellenic Competition Commission adopts a leniency programme


Background Following the trend of a number of other National Competition Authorities in Europe (The Commission and other 17 Member states operate leniency programmes in the EU, see Authorities in EU Member States which operate a leniency programme) the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) (...)

Ioannis Lianos The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal quashes a decision of the Competition Authority on the absence of an infringement by a dominant undertaking in the Scottish milk market for reasons of inadequate investigation and limited analysis of the facts of the case (Claymore / Wiseman)


This case relates to an appeal brought by Claymore Dairies Ltd (hereinafter “Claymore”), a processor of fresh milk active in Scotland, against the decision of the Office of Faire Trading (“OFT” to the effect that there was insufficient evidence that its competitor Robert Wiseman Dairies Plc (...)

Ioannis Lianos The Greek Competition Commission refuses to adopt interim measures against a refusal to access to a motor vehicle distribution network, the insolvency of the distributor being considered as a valid commercial justification, which is not sanctioned by EC Reg. n° 1400/2002 (Auto Service/Technocar)


The company Auto Service, member of the Technocar’s motor vehicle distributor network has been informed in 2003 by Technocar that it would not be included in the distribution network, which was re-organized accordingly to the principles of the new Commission Regulation (EC) n° 1400/2002, of 31 (...)

Ioannis Lianos The Greek Competition Authority considers that the Greek Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property has abused its dominant position on the market for the administration of the intellectual property rights of Greek and foreign composers (AEPI)


A number of Greek composers and the Association of Greek composers complained to the Hellenic Competition Commission (Competition Commission) that the Greek Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AEPI), a profit making organization of collective administration and distribution of (...)

49787 Revue

Frédéric de Bure, Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Benoît Cœuré, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Ioannis Lianos, Stanislas Martin Demain la concurrence (Paris, 21 juin 2022)


Abstract Le 21 juin, à Paris, s’est tenue la 13ème édition de la conférence « Nouvelles Frontières de l’Antitrust » organisée par Concurrences. Cette conférence, qui se tient chaque année à Paris depuis 2009, occupe désormais la première place parmi les événements indépendants européens en droit de la (...)

Ioannis Lianos Agriculture and competition law


La mise en œuvre du droit de la concurrence dans le secteur alimentaire constitue un domaine d’étude d’une importance particulière en cette période de tendances inflationnistes. L’étude explore différents thèmes de la politique et du droit de la concurrence dans le contexte des chaînes de valeur (...)

Frédéric Jenny, Damien Neven, Jacques Buhart, David Henry, Thomas Funke, Mathew Heim, Catarina Midões, Nicholas Levy, David Little, Henry Mostyn, Ioannis Lianos, Massimo Motta, Martin Peitz, Cristoforo Osti, Almos Papp, Christian Wik, Kristian Hugmark, Julia Vahvaselkä, Antoine Winckler, Thierry Boillot Which competition and industrial policies for the new EU Commission after Siemens/Alstom ?


Cette série d’articles présente différents points de vue sur les priorités de la nouvelle Commission en matière de politique de concurrence en Europe à la suite de l’interdiction de la fusion Siemens/Alstom et du manifeste publié par les gouvernements français et allemand. Ces contributions participent (...)

Ioannis Lianos In Memoriam : Robert Kovar (1936-2016)


Cet éditorial est un hommage à la mémoire de Monsieur Robert Kovar. Universitaire innovant et rigoureux, un des grands Maestros du droit communautaire et homme d’une qualité exceptionnelle, Robert Kovar (1936-2016) était l’un des géants de l’école française de droit communautaire, le premier agrégé en (...)

Frances Marshall, Frédéric Jenny, Herbert J. Hovenkamp, Ioannis Lianos, Sivaramjani Thambisetty Ramakrishna Competition law, intellectual property rights and dynamic analysis : Towards a new institutional “equilibrium ?”


Cette collection d’articles examine une question laissée relativement inexplorée dans le cadre d’études consacrés à l’interaction entre le droit de la concurrence et le droit de la propriété intellectuelle (ou propriété industrielle et commerciale) : la capacité des institutions chargées de mettre en œuvre (...)

Assimakis Komninos, Florence Ninane, Francesco Rosati, Geoffrey D. Oliver, Hendrik Bourgeois, Ioannis Lianos, James Killick, Johanne Peyre, Niamh McCarthy, Philippe Choné The EU guidance on exclusionary abuses : A step forward or a missed opportunity ?


What does the Commission’s recent Communication on enforcement of Article 82 EC mean for companies ? Does it make enforcement more predictable ? Does the greater use of economic concepts reduce the risk that intense competition on the merits by the part of a dominant firm will be considered (...)

Catherine Prieto, Chantal Momège, Daniel Tricot, Ioannis Lianos, Louis Vogel, Luc Gyselen La distinction entre les relations verticales et les relations horizontales : Les limites de la notion d’accord et des catégories juridiques


Les premières réflexions de cette journée consacrée au traitement des restrictions verticales portent sur leurs différences par rapport aux restrictions horizontales. En théorie, la distinction est simple et le traitement de ces deux formes de restrictions est fortement différencié. Mais la vie (...)

Ioannis Lianos Greece : The Reform of competition law - Going “My own way” ?


La récente réforme du droit grec de la concurrence avait comme objectif de mettre en conformité l’application du droit de la concurrence en Grèce avec le nouveau régime issu du Règlement 1/2003. Cet objectif a été partiellement atteint, mais la nouvelle loi a également renforcé les particularités du (...)


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