Oles Andriychuk

Dr Oles Andriychuk is a Senior Lecturer in Competition and Internet Law at the University of Strathclyde School of Law (Glasgow), where he also directs the Centre for Internet Law and Policy. After completing his doctoral studies on competition law & sports media rights at the Charles University in Prague and the philosophical foundations of competition law at the European University Institute (EUI, Florence) he was an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Competition Policy, (CCP UEA), Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Stirling and then Strathclyde. He publishes in the areas of digital competition law (DMA; DMU; online advertising; smart/asymmetric pro-competition regulation); legal theory & jurisprudence (exclusive legal positivism; legal autopoiesis; relationship between law, economics and morality); and the philosophy of competition law (constitutional and normative foundations of competition; competition as a distinctive feature of liberal democracy). Oles’s paper, exploring the theoretical foundations Digital Markets Act – ’Shifting the Digital Paradigm: Towards a Sui Generis Competition Policy' has received Portuguese Competition Authority’s 2021 Award for academic work in Competition Policy. His article ’Shaping the New Modality of the Digital Markets: The Impact of the DSA/DMA Proposals on Inter-Platform Competition’, (World Competition: Law & Economic Review) is nominated for Concurrences 2022 Academic Articles Award. His monograph ’The Normative Foundations of European Competition Law Assessing the Goals of Antitrust through the Lens of Legal Philosophy’, Edward Elgar, 2017, 360pp synthesises various strands of his research.

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