Anna Tzanaki

Senior Lecturer, Attorney at law, admitted to the New York State Bar (USA), Qualified lawyer, admitted to the Athens Bar Association (Greece), Ph.D. in Law, LL.M. (Master of Laws), LL.B. (Bachelor of Law), Erasmus student exchange programme

Senior lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


  • Antitrust/Competition Law, Law & Economics, Corporate Governance, Industrial Organisation, Economic Regulation & Governance, Public Policy, EU Law, Comparative Law


Anna Tzanaki is a Senior Lecturer at Lund University, Faculty of Law (Sweden), and a Senior Research Fellow at UCL Centre of Law, Economics & Society (UK). Prior to her current position, she had been a Marie Curie Fellow at Lund University, having been awarded a research grant under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme for her research project on the competition implications of partial ownership of rival firms in Europe.

She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics (Oxford) and Competition Policy International (Boston) while she has acted as a peer reviewer for other world leading legal or interdisciplinary journals such as the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (OUP), the Journal of Institutional Economics (CUP), Competition & Change (SAGE) as well as for regionally focused or specialist legal journals such as the Nordic Journal of European Law and the Journal of Law, Economics & Contemporary Society (Brazil). She has also been invited to peer review scientific proposals for external funding bodies of the highest caliber such as the European Research Council (Remote Referee for the ERC Advanced Grant 2020 Call).

Anna studied law at University College London (PhD), University of Chicago (LLM), University of Athens (LLB) and Humboldt University Berlin (Erasmus). She was a Visiting Research Fellow at Harvard Law School for a year and a half of her doctoral studies (2015-2016) and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence following the completion of her doctorate (2018-2019). She has held various scholarships and fellowships throughout her academic career. Among others, her doctoral research was supported by a UCL Faculty of Laws Scholarship for Graduate Research and by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). Her research visit at Harvard was funded by the UCL Faculty of Laws, PhD Research Impact & Innovation Fund.

Her research focuses on competition law and policy, corporate law and governance, law & economics, EU and comparative law. She has studied and published extensively on issues of minority shareholdings, structural links and common ownership from a competition and corporate governance perspective. Her research has been featured in top ranked academic journals (Journal of Competition Law & Economics), scientific blogs (ProMarket of the Stigler Center at Chicago Booth Business School, Oxford Business Law Blog) and the popular press (Politico Europe). She is working on a forthcoming monograph “Partial Ownership of Competitors in Europe: Economics, Law and Policy” (Cambridge University Press) and is co-editing a forthcoming “Research Handbook on Competition and Corporate Law” (Edward Elgar Publishing).

She has been engaged as an external academic expert by the Hellenic Competition Commission (in a market investigation case in the construction sector touching upon issues of common ownership) and has contributed to a DG COMP external scientific report (“Support study for impact assessment concerning the review of Merger Regulation regarding minority shareholdings”) undertaken for the European Commission. She has been invited to provide Training for National Judges in EU Competition Law by the Academy of European Law (ERA) on behalf of the European Commission.

Anna is a passionate and dedicated teacher and scholar of law, with international teaching experience. She has been teaching several courses and supervising graduate students’ theses within the Master’s Programme in European Business Law at Lund University Faculty of Law. Previously, she had been engaged as a Teaching Fellow at the UCL Faculty of Laws and a Mentor of first-year PhD students at the European University Institute while she has been a Visiting Lecturer in Stockholm University (LLM programme at the Faculty of Law), University of Piraeus (interdisciplinary Master Programme in Law & Economics) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (undergraduate International Business Economics Programme). Anna has taught on the subjects of EU Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, EU State Aids, EU External Relations & International Trade, The Digital Economy: Economics, Antitrust & Regulation, and EU Law and Policy on AI, Big Data and Digitalization. Currently, she serves as an elected member of the Educational Board at the Undergraduate Level at the Faculty of Law in Lund.

Prior to academia, Anna had worked within the Competition/Antitrust Group of Linklaters LLP in London, UK and at the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, Switzerland. She had been admitted to practice in New York (USA) and in Athens (Greece) (not practicing). Anna is fluent in English, German, French and Greek and is currently learning Italian and Swedish.

Recent research outputs

Anna Tzanaki & José Azar, 2021, (Accepted/In press) Research Handbook in Competition Enforcement. Kokkoris, I. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Anna Tzanaki, 2021, (Accepted/In press) The Intersections between Competition Law and Corporate Law and Finance. Corradi, M. C. & Nowag, J. (eds.). Cambridge University Press

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