Professor Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

Professor Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

Professor of Law

LSE Law School

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About me

Pablo Ibáñez Colomo is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also an Ordinary Member at the Competition Appeal Tribunal, a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges) and one of the Joint General Editors of the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (Oxford University Press). He received a PhD 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 completed an LLM in 2004. He has been a Visiting Professor at several institutions around the world, including Aix-Marseille University, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Kobe University and Torcuato di Tella University.

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Research interests

Pablo’s work focuses on the substantive and institutional dimensions of competition law and regulation (in particular in the digital and telecommunications arena). He is particularly interested in the way the various actors in the institutional landscape interact with one another and how this interaction shapes the discipline. While he has followed closely developments at the EU level, his outlook is global in scope.

External activities

  • Ordinary Member, Competition Appeal Tribunal
  • Visiting Professor, College of Europe (Bruges): Droit des industries de réseau
  • co-editor of Chillin’ Competition:
  • Joint General Editor, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice



The New EU Competition Law (Bloomsbury, 2023)

This book provides the first comprehensive account of the New EU Competition Law: an emerging understanding of the discipline that breaks from the consensus of the early 2000s and that ventures into uncharted territories. It discusses the shift from traditional enforcement in the industrial era to the sort of intervention that a knowledge-based economy demands. It presents the changes that the field is undergoing and illustrates them by reference to the most significant  developments.

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The Shaping of EU Competition Law (Cambridge, 2018)

Based on a unique and comprehensive database, The Shaping of EU Competition Law combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to shed light on the evolution of EU competition law. It brings a new perspective to some of the most topical issues in the field including due process and the intensity of judicial review. The author's main purpose is to examine how the institutional structure influences the substance of EU competition law provisions. He seeks to identify patterns in the behaviour of the European Commission and the EU Courts and how they interact with each other. In particular, his analysis considers how the European Commission reacts to the case law and whether, and in what instances, the EU courts defer to the analysis of the administrative authority. The analysis is supported by the database and an unprecedented array of statistics and figures free to view online.

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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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