Dr Konstantinos Stylianou

Dr Konstantinos Stylianou

Profile

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 digital markets, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, communications networks and high tech industries in gereral. 

Before joining the University of Leeds, I held a number of academic and professional positions including Legal Analyst at the Council of Europe (FR), where I worked on the then newly introduced Audio-Visual Media Services Directive; Fellow at the Center for Technology and Society at FGV Direito Rio (BR), where I was involved in the public consultation and drafting of the local net neutrality rules; and researcher at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard (US), the Federal Communications Commission (US), and the European Platform for Regulatory Authorities (FR). I have also provided consultancy services to Google and numerous Internet start-up companies, and training on EU and US telecoms policy to Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.

My work and research have been funded by various organisations. For the period 2019-22, I will be part of the team that won a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence award to study “Digital Governance”, together with Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL), and Bar-Ilan Univeristy (ISR). I have also received funding by the Swedish Competition Authority to lead an empirical study into the goals and purposes of competition law, together with Stockholm University (SE). Other sources of funding include a research grant by Brown University (US) to investigate network effects in cryptoasset networks, and by FGV (BR) to co-lead a project on human rights and online terms of service, whose results have been cited by the United Nations and the Council of Europe. I have also been the recipient of numerous other grants, awards and scholarships, among others, by the Fulbright Foundation, the Onassis Foundation, the Koch Foundation, the Hellenic Scholarship Foundation, the Institute for European Education and Culture, and the Institute for Humane Studies.

Reserach publication details appear in the list below. I have presented my work at over 60 conferences and events around the world, including invitations by UN (IGF), OECD, and BEIS (UK), and it has been featured in a number of media outlets, including Marketwatch (Dow Jones), Channel 4, Coindesk, Cointelegraph, Sputnik News, Heise Online, Huffington Post Brasil, The Conversation and others. I also maintain an active network of collaborations around the world. I have been a Visiting Scientist at Brown University Department of Computer Science (US), a Visiting Researcher at TU Delft (NL), and a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Socio-legal Studies, University of Oxford (UK). I also sit on the Editorial Board of World Competition, and I am a reviewer for numerous other publications including the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, and the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.

I hold an S.J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (US), an LL.M. from Harvard (US) and a Law Degree and LL.M. from Aristotle University (GR). I am a member of various centres and organisations, including the Centre for Financial Technology and Innovation at the University of Leeds, the Academic Society for Competition Law, and the European Consortium on Political Research.

 

Responsibilities

  • 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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Qualifications

  • 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
  • ASCOLA
  • 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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