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 and Jean Monnet Chair in Competition and Regulation at London School of Economics and Political Science. He is also a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges), Joint General Editor of the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (Oxford University Press) and co-editor of the Chillin’ Competition Blog. 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 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:
  • Joint General Editor, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice



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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