Staff Profile:Dr Deni Mantzari

Dr Deni Mantzari
Job Title:
  • Programme Director of the Commercial Law LLM Programmes
  • Chair, Property, Transactions and Markets Research Group
  • Dr Despoina Mantzari is module convenor and lecturer in the following courses on the LLM programme:
    • Competition Law
    • International and Comparative Competition Law
    • Energy Law and Regulation
    • Advanced International Commercial Law Issues
    • Comparative Oil and Gas Policy
Areas of Interest:

Competition Law (EU, US, UK); Regulated Industries Law (energy, telecoms, financial markets, pharmaceuticals), especially interdisciplinary and comparative approaches as well as the links with other aspects of economic law; Administrative Law (EU, US, UK), Law, Economics and Politics; Pharmaceuticals Regulation; The Behavioural Approach to Regulation.

Research groups / Centres:
  • Member of CCLFR (UoR)
  • Property, Transactions and the Market (Chair), UoR
  • Senior Fellow, Member of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society, UCL
  • Associate Member, ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, UEA
  • Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London (2016-2017)
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • European Consortium for Political Research, Standing Group on Regulatory Governance
  • Competition Law and Economics Network
  • Fellow, HEA
  • Athens Bar Association (non-practicing)
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Case - notes

  • Mantzari, D. (2011), The EC and CJEU Approach to Pharmaceutical Parallel Trade. Parallel Trade: The Challenges Ahead, Pharma Pricing and Reimbursement, IMS Health, 16(4), 109
  • Mantzari, D. (2009), Case T-196/04 Ryanair v Commission: a Critical Comment. Newsletter of Administrative Law 49(1). (in Greek)

Shorter Articles and podcasts

Expert Reports and Evidence

Responses to Consultations

Major external conferences, workshops and other presentations:

  • Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and Tilburg University, Paper presentation on 'Judicial Review of Administrative Decision-Making in the UK' (Tilburg, 18 January 2018) (invited speaker)
  • UK IVR (International Association for Philosophy of Law and Legal Philosophy) Annual Conference 2017, Paper presentation on 'Economic Evidence and Administrative Discretion' (Sheffield, 17 November 2017); awarded a prestigious 'best early career paper prize'
  • Society of Legal Scholars Conference, Paper presentation on 'The Quest for Reasonable Retail Energy Prices in Europe' (Dublin, September 2017)
  • European Public Law Organisation conference and IMEDIPA, Paper presentation on 'The Scope and Limits of Algorithmic Adjudication in the Regulatory State' (Athens, July 2017)
  • Oxford Centre of Socio-Legal Studies, Paper presentation on 'The Use of "Evidence" in Regulatory Decision-Making' (Wolfson College, June 2017) (invited speaker)
  • UK Energy Law and Policy Association, 2017 Summer Event, high level discussion on the theme of Brexit and Energy (Edinburgh, June 2017) (co-organised and presented)
  • UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society and University of Groningen Faculty of Law, Paper presentation on 'Judicial Review of Economic Evidence at the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal' (Amsterdam, May 2017) (invited speaker)
  • UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society, 'FinTech and the Law' (London, April 2017) (chair)
  • Private Law Workshop, Paper presentation on 'Economic Evidence in Utilities Regulation: Delineating the Boundaries of Administrative Discretion' Private Law Workshop (Humboldt University, Berlin, May 2016) (invited speaker)
  • 9th IMEDIPA Conference on Competition Law and Policy, paper presentation on 'Retail Price Regulation in Competitive Energy Markets: Main Issues and Challenges' (Athens, April 2016) (invited speaker)
  • Skolkovo-HSE Institute for Law and Development, Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service and Skolkovo Foundation Conference, Paper presentation on 'The Regulation/Competition Interaction in Pharmaceuticals: The Case of Parallel Trade' (Moscow, December 2016) (invited speaker)
  • Italian Association of Energy Law-AIDEN, Paper presentation on 'The Liberalisation of Retail Energy Markets: Lessons from the UK' (Milan, December 2015) (invited speaker)
  • New Voices in Commercial Law Seminar Series, Queen Mary University of London, Paper presentation on 'The UK Energy Market Competition Investigation: What Future Role for Ofgem?' (London, November 2015) (invited speaker)
  • UCL Centre for Law, Economics and Society, roundtable discussion on TTIP/CETA (by invitation only) (UCL Laws, April 2015)
  • SMU-ANU Reading Research Forum, paper presentation on 'Judicial Scrutiny of Regulatory Decisions: Institutional Dimensions' (Singapore, September 2015) (invited speaker)
  • European Public Law Organisation (EPLO) and IMEDIPA Conference, Paper presentation on 'Judicial Review of Evidence-Based Regulation: Normative Implications' (Athens, July 2015) (invited speaker)
  • ALBA Graduate Business School and UoR Centre for Commercial Law and Regulation joint workshop, Paper presentation on 'The Regulation of Network Industries) (Athens, June 2015) (co-organised)
  • 4th Biennial Conference of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA), 'Regulation through Litigation? The Case of Preliminary Rulings in the EU Energy Sector', (Boston, USA, March 2015)
  • 5th Biennial ECPR Standing Group for Regulatory Governance Conference, Paper presentation on 'The Impact of Economic Evidence and Analysis on the Regulator's Discretionary Power: Focus on Utilities Regulation in the US and the UK', (Barcelona, June 2014)
  • 8th Competition Law and Economics European Network ('CLEEN'), Paper presentation on 'Has the Increased Recourse to Expert Economic Evidence and Analysis Transformed Administrative Discretion? Evidence from the UK Utilities Regulation' (Norwich, June 2014)
  • 4th Biennial ECPR Standing Group for Regulatory Governance Conference, Paper on 'Towards a Complementary Relationship? The Judge and the Regulatory Agency in the Realm of Economic Regulation' (Exeter, June 2012)
  • SMI's 5th Annual Conference for Pharmaceutical Trade, Paper on 'Pharmaceutical Parallel Trade in EU Courts. What Room for Economic Evidence? ' (London, February 2011 (invited speaker)

Book Reviews (selected)

  • 'The Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law' Kiran Klaus Patel and Heike Schweitzer (eds) European Law Review (forthcoming January 2014)
  • 'European Union Law of State Aid' Kelyn Bacon (ed) (2014) World Competition (forthcoming September 2014)
  • 'Joint Ventures and EU Competition Law' Luis Silva Morais World Competition (forthcoming September 2014)
  • 'EU Energy Law' Angus Johnston and Guy Block (2014) 37(1) World Competition 143
  • 'Telecommunications Law and Regulation' Ian Walden (2014) 37(1) World Competition 138'
  • European Telecommunications Law and Technological Convergence. Deregulation, Reregulation and Regulatory Convergence in Television and Telecommunications' Pablo Ibáñez Colomo (2013) 38 European Law Review 905
  • 'Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law' Frank Wijcmans and Filip Tuytschaever, (2012) 35(3) World Competition 563
  • 'Directory of EU Case Law on Merger Control. The Merger Brick' Steven Nöe (2012) 35(3) World Competition 560
  • 'Merger Decisions and the Rules of Procedure of the European Community Courts' George Cumming (2012) 35(2) World Competition 383

EU Judicial Training

Deni was invited to deliver a four-hour workshop at the University of Brescia (Italy) on judicial review of economic evidence in EU Courts in January 2013. The training program was an education project created by two Italian Universities (Universities of Brescia and Salento) and Paris 13, and financed by the European Commission.

LL.B. (2007), National University of Athens; LL.M European Union Law (2008), UCL; PhD (2014); Qualified Advocate (Athens)

Biographical Details:

Dr Despoina (Deni) Mantzari joined the School of Law at the University of Reading in September 2014 as a Lecturer in Law and teaches on the PGT Programme. She holds a PhD from UCL (AHRC doctoral scholarship), an LL.M in European Union Law (distinction) from UCL and a law degree from the National University of Athens, Greece (merit). She previously worked as a Teaching Fellow at UCL Laws and as a postdoctoral research fellow at the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, at the University of East Anglia. In 2010, she was a visiting researcher at the UC Berkleley Boalt Hall School of Law. She is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at UCL, an associate fellow of the Centre of Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia, of the Centre of Commercial Law and Financial Regulation at the University of Reading and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. She has worked as a trainee lawyer and qualified to practice law in Greece (Athens Bar Association). Deni has been invited in the judicial training programme of the European Commission and as a guest lecturer in many institutions. Her research expertise cuts across Competition Law and Regulation and Public Law. She is interested in the interaction of competition law and regulation in a number of regulated industries (electronic communications, energy, pharmaceuticals) as well as in judicial review of regulatory decisions. Her work is distinctive in its comparative (EU, UK, US) and interdisciplinary orientation and draws on a range of social-scientific disciplines (including political science and economics). Her research has been funded by both the AHRC, the ESRC and the BA/Leverhulme Trust (current project) and her peer-reviewed articles have been accepted for publication in generalist (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies) and specialist (Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Yearbook of European Law) journals.

Editorial Positions held

Deni is book review editor for the journal World Competition - Law and Economics Review (Kluwer Law) and member of the journal's editorial board. She is General Editor for the 'Competition Law of the European Union' treatise published by LexisNexis, succeeding the leading Competition Law Professor, Valentine Korah (since 2016).

Dr Mantzari welcomes approaches for supervision of PhD candidates in competition law, international and comparative competition law, regulated industries and administrative law.

Deni Mantzari

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 8469
+44 (0) 118 378 4543

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