Dr Florence Thepot
- Lecturer in Competition and European Union Law (School of Law)
Florence Thépot joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in Competition and EU Law in 2015, following completion of her PhD at UCL in the area of Competition Law in 2014. She graduated from Sciences-Po, Strasbourg (2008) and from the College of Europe, Bruges (2009). In addition to a role of teaching fellow at UCL (2011-2015), she holds professional experience from Linklaters LLP (Competition Law/Antitrust Group, 2011-2012), and from the European Commission (Directorate General for Internal Market and Services, 2009-2010).
She was awarded the Young Writers’ Award by Kluwer Law International for her article “Market power in online search and social-networking: a matter of two-sided markets” (2013) 36 World Competition 195.
Her research has been further encouraged and rewarded by scholarships from UCL, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, The Competition Law Scholars Forum and the Max Planck Institute. She has spent research stays at the Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (University of Strasbourg), Georgetown University Law Center and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.
Florence’s research lies in the area of law and economics of competition, with a focus on issues at the interface with corporate governance. Recent research has focused on topics of contemporary relevance such as the internal drivers of cartels, corporate compliance, interlocking directorates and minority shareholdings between competitors. Apart from her PhD thesis, research output in that area includes 4 publications (in the Competition Law Review, Concurrences, CPI Antitrust Chronicle and World Competition (book review)). 3 papers are currently in progress.
Another significant stream of research concerns digital platforms and the interplay between market power, innovation and consumer welfare. She has two publications in that area (the award-winning article in World Competition and a book edited by the Institute of Competition Law). One research project is ongoing.
She regularly speaks at conferences in the fields of law & economics of competition, including talks in London (UCL), Washington DC (Federal Trade Commission), Tokyo (ASCOLA), Greece (CRESSE), Germany (ZiF), Lisbon (CLASF), Stockholm (National Competition Authority) etc.
For access to publications:
Thépot, F. (2011) Leniency and individual liability, Oopening the 'black box' of the cartel. Competition Law Review, 7(2), pp. 221-240.
Kirsty McDougall - The application of Article 102 TFEU to the EU energy sector
- EU Law (Level 2)
- European Rules on Competition (Level 4 – Honours)
- Competition Law: Substance & Enforcement (LLM - Convenor)
- Advanced Competition Law (LLM)