Dr Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

Associate Professor of Law

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 5.16

About me

Pablo Ibáñez Colomo is Associate Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Visiting Professor of Law at the College of Europe (Bruges). He received a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in June 2010 (Jacques Lassier Prize). Before joining the EUI as a Researcher in 2007, he taught for three years at the Law Department of the College of Europe (Bruges), where he also took an LL.M. in 2004. In 2008, Pablo spent six months as a TTLF fellow at Stanford Law School. 

Administrative support: Rebecca Newman

Research interests

Pablo's work focuses on competition law and economic regulation (in particular, communications regulation), and, more generally, he has an interest in the economic analysis of law. His doctoral dissertation examined how competition law, communications regulation and national media regimes overlap and influence one another. In the field of competition law, he has written on the modernisation of Article 102, on the judicial review of administrative decisions, on its interface with intellectual property and on State aid. Future projects will deal with the economic analysis of media regulation.

External activities

  • Non-Governmental Advisor, UK Competition and Markets Authority
  • Visiting Professor, College of Europe (Bruges): Droit des industries de réseau
  • Visiting Lecturer, Curso de Derecho de la competencia europeo y español (Madrid)
  • co-editor of Chillin’ Competition: http://chillingcompetition.com



European Communications Law and Technological Convergence. Deregulation, Re-regulation and Regulatory Convergence in Television and Telecommunications (Wolters Kluwer, 2011)

This book presents a critical examination of the European regulatory reaction to technological convergence, tracing the explicit and implicit mechanisms through which emerging concerns are incorporated into regulation. It seeks to identify the patterns that underlie these responses to determine the extent to which the issues at stake, and the implications of intervention, are fully understood and considered by authorities. The focus of the analysis is placed on ‘conflict points’ – areas of overlap between regimes – the study of which has been largely neglected. The PhD thesis on which this monograph is based was awarded the 2011 Jacques Lassier Prize.

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Manual de Derecho de la Competencia (with L. Ortiz Blanco, Jeronimo Maillo Gonzalez-Orus and Alfonso Lamadrid de Pablo), Tecnos, 2008

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