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Dr Konstantinos Stylianou

Lecturer in Competition Law and Regulation

I am a Lecturer 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, and high tech industries in gereral.

Before joining the University of Leeds, I was a Fellow at the Center for Technology and Society at FGV Direito Rio (Brazil), and I worked and 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). I have also 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 Fulbright Foundation, the Onassis Foundation, the Koch Foundation and the National Scholarship Foundation.

I also sit on the Editorial Board of World Competition.

Research Interests

My main research focus is competition, telecommunications, regulation, regulatory economics, and EU law with a focus on the Digital Single Market.

I am particularly interested in how technological developments affect or should affect regulation. My doctoral thesis introduced a theory of exclusion and discrimination in the wireless communications market adapted from antitrust.


I teach in the areas of competition law (EU & US), telecommunications law and policy, European Union law, regulation, and legal research.

PhD Supervision

I will gladly serve on dissertation/thesis committees if the topic falls within my area of expertise. Please contact me at the earliest possible stage of the dissertation's/thesis' development.

Key Publications

Representative Publications

  • Exclusion in Digital Markets, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Vol. 24 (forthcoming) [abstract]
  • Terms of Service and Human Rights: An Analysis of Online Platform Contracts, (Jamila Venturini, Konstantinos Stylianou et al., Editora Revan, 2016) [available online]
  • Systemic Efficiencies in Competition Law: Evidence from the ICT Industry, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 557, 2016 [Abstract]
  • The Persistent Problems of Net Neutrality, Or Why Are We Still Lacking Stable Net Neutrality Regulation, in Net Neutrality Compendium (Luca Belli & Primavera de Filippi eds., Springer, 2015), p 211. [Abstract]
  • Protecting User Privacy in the Cloud: An Analysis of Terms of Service, European Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 6, No 3, p 1, 2015 [Abstract]
  • An Innovation-Centric Approach of Telecommunications Infrastructure Regulation, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 221, 2011 [Abstract]
  • An Evolutionary Study of Cloud Services Privacy Terms, John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 101, 2010 [Abstract]
  • Hasta La Vista Privacy, or How Technology Terminated Privacy, in Personal Data Privacy And Protection In A Surveillance Era: Technologies And Practices (Christina Akrivopoulou & Athanasios-Efstratios Psygkas, eds., IGI Global, 2010), p 41. [Abstract]

Short Articles

  • Is Google Really a Monopolist? Is it Acting Like One? Competition Law Insight, November 2017
  • We Don’t Need Strict Net Neutrality Rules to Keep the Internet Fair, The Conversation, August 3, 2017
  • Why the End of Net Neutrality Is Not the End of the Open Internet, LSE Media Policy Blog, July 17, 2017
  • EUA Divulgam Marco Regulatório Para Neutralidade de Rede e Brasil Seguirá. O Que Você Precisa Saber, Huffington Post Brasil, March 20, 2015
  • EUA Tentam Pela Última Vez Atingir Neutralidade Na Rede, Carta Capital, February 30, 2017

Book Reviews:

  • Book Review: The Cambridge Handbook of Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and High Tech (Blair and Sokol)’ (2017) 4 European Competition and Regulatory Review
  • Book Review: EU Competition Law, Data Protection and Online Platforms: Data as Essential Facility (Graef)’ (2017) 38(9) European Competition Law Review 433

Legal Submissions:

  • Public Consultation Reply Comments on Net Neutrality, Submission to the Brazilian Ministry of Justice, February 2015

Media Contact Areas

I am happy to take inquiries by the press, radio, TV, and serve as a source on my areas of expertise. In particular, EU, US and Brazilian telecommunications and Internet developments (net neutrality, governance, FCC, Ofcom, Digital Agenda, Connected Continent) and EU, US and Brazilian competition developments in high tech industries (esp. mergers, abuse of dominance, monopolization).

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