Dr Konstantinos Stylianou

Dr Konstantinos Stylianou


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Competition Law and Regulation, and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice. My areas of focus are communications networks, digital markets, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and high tech industries in gereral. 

During the Spring and Summer of 2019, I will be a Visiting Scientist at Brown University Department of Computer Science (US) working on a project on market power in the blockchain. 

Before joining the University of Leeds, I was a Fellow at the Center for Technology and Society at FGV Direito Rio (Brazil), where I was involved in the public consultation and drafting of the local net neutrality rules, and before that I worked and/or interned at the Council of Europe, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, the Berkman Center at Harvard, and the European Platform for Regulatory Authorities. I have also provided consultancy/advisory services to Google and numerous Internet start-up companies.

I hold an S.J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (US), an LL.M. from Harvard (US) and a Bachelor's and Master’s from Aristotle University (Greece), and I have been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Socio-legal Studies, University of Oxford (UK).

My work and research have been supported among others by the Swedish Competition Authority, the Fulbright Foundation, the Onassis Foundation, the Koch Foundation and the Hellenic Scholarship Foundation.

I also sit on the Editorial Board of World Competition, and I am a reviewer for numerous other journals including the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, and the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.


  • Deputy Director, Centre for Business Law and Practice

Research interests

Areas I'm currently working on or are interested in include blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the nature/function of competition in digital markets, the choice between competition and regulation, and how markets are organised using blockchain.

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  • S.J.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • LL.M., Harvard University
  • LL.M., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • LL.B., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Professional memberships

  • Greek Bar Association
  • ECPR

Student education

I teach in the areas of competition law (european and international), regulation, European Union law, and legal research.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Business Law and Practice

Current postgraduate researchers

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