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Dionysios Pelekis

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Dionysios Pelekis is a Teaching Associate in the School of Law. He teaches EU Law, Competition Law, and Contract Law. Dionysios has also in the past taught Public Law, Tax Law, and Environmental Law, at the University of Edinburgh, and at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Dionysios earned an LLB (Hons.) from the University of Edinburgh, and an LLM in European Union Law from Queen Mary University of London. He completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, where he was the recipient of the Edinburgh Law School & Cameron PhD Studentship. Dionysios's thesis, entitled 'Taxation and State Aid: The Notion of Fiscal State Aid and the Commission's New Approach', examines the evolution and limits of the notion of fiscal State aid, especially in the context of the European Commission's recent interest in tax rulings.

Expertise Summary

Dionysios' specialism lies primarily within EU Competition Law, with an emphasis on State aid law.

His expertise is particularly focused on fiscal State aid, on rescue and restructuring aid, and on aid granted to financial institutions.

Additionally, he has a keen interest in the interaction of competition law and new technologies.

Teaching Summary

Dionysios teaches on two core undergraduate modules, namely 'Law of Contract' and 'Law of the European Union'. Additionally, he teaches on the 'Global Competition and International Business' LLM… read more

Research Summary

Dionysios's research interests are focused on competition law, and international tax law. He is particularly interested in the challenges that new technologies can pose to the existing competition… read more

Dionysios teaches on two core undergraduate modules, namely 'Law of Contract' and 'Law of the European Union'. Additionally, he teaches on the 'Global Competition and International Business' LLM module. In the past, he has also taught on modules related to Public Law, Tax Law, Competition Law, and Environmental Law.

Current Research

Dionysios's research interests are focused on competition law, and international tax law. He is particularly interested in the challenges that new technologies can pose to the existing competition law regime, and in State aid law.

His work is currently focused on fiscal State aid, and on State aid policy in the context of the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. In that regard, he is researching the evolution and width of the concept of fiscal selectivity, analysing the relationship between divergent principles of tax law and State aid law, and examining the potential inconstancies between 'established' State aid law and policy and the Temporary Framework adopted in the context of Covid-19.

Beyond this, Dionysios has recently started researching digital ecosystems in the context of competition law. In the future, he is also keen to examine how the emergence and deployment of new technological tools can change the existing competition law regime and enforcement paradigm, and the interaction of and potential overlaps between competition law and data protection.

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