Ioannis Lianos

Ioannis Lianos is a professor and chair of global competition law and public policy at University College London’s Faculty of Laws. He is also a member of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal.

Ioannis was president of Greece’s Hellenic Competition Commission from August 2019 to January 2024.He was also chair of the special law commission in charge of preparing Law 4886/2022, which led to significant reform of competition legislation in Greece in January 2022.

He was elected a member of the Bureau of the OECD Competition Committee in 2021 and re-elected in 2022 and 2023. He was also a member of the EU High Level Group for the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and he was part of the Greek delegation during the negotiations for the adoption of the DMA.

He was previously the Vincent Wright chair at Sciences Po Paris between 2018-2019 as well as the chief researcher of National Research University’s Skolkovo Laboratory on Law and Development. He has also held an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the WZB (Social Science Research centre) in Berlin from 2014-2016. Between 2012 to 2014 he was the Gutenberg Research Chair at France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Cambridge and his PhD in competition law and economics from the University of Strasbourg.