Andreas Stephan


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Personal profile


Andreas Stephan is a Professor of Competition Law and Head of the UEA Law School. Since December 2023, he has also been a Panel Member of the Office for the Internal Market (OIM) at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

He has a background in both Law and Economics and has widely published articles on all aspects of cartel enforcement. His research on public attitudes to price fixing in the UK and the design of the criminal cartel offence have been cited in the UK government’s 2011 review of its competition policy regime and in an 2009 Australian Senate Standing Committee Report on the criminalisation of cartel behaviour.

His other research includes an empirical study of the EU leniency programme, and work on compliance and direct settlement. He has also sat on an academic panel advising the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills on economic policy.

Andreas has a particular interest in the competition laws of emerging and developing economies. He is a Non Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network's (ICN) Advocacy Working Group and a member of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Research Partnership Platform. He is an individual partner of the Asian Competition Law and Economics Centre (ACLEC) in Hong Kong and an author for the e-Competitions Bulletin of the Institute of Competition Law. He also regularly comments on competition cases in the UK national press, having been quoted in the Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail, among others.

Languages spoken: English and Greek

Key Research Interests

Andreas' key research interests and areas where he would be willing to supervise students include: 

Competition Law

Subsidy Control and EU State Aid

White Collar / Business Crime

Key Responsibilities

Director of Research 2014
Director of Learning and Teaching 2012-13
Director of Admissions 2010-12

Areas of Expertise

Price-fixing, bid rigging and other cartel practices between competitors which have the effect of artificially raising prices paid by consumers and public bodies; mergers and acquisitions of UK firms by foreign companies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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