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About Dr Dimitrios Kyriazis

Dr Dimitrios Kyriazis is an Honorary Research Fellow in Law. He previously served as Head of the
Law Faculty and Senior Lecturer in Law (2017-2020). He joined Northeastern University London in 2017, having taught for
several years at Oxford University on the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.  He served
as Teaching Fellow in Law at UCL, has delivered numerous guest lectures at Leiden University
and Queen Mary University of London, and has previously practised law in Brussels and Athens,
primarily working on State aid, M&A, competition and banking law.
Dimitrios obtained his LLB (Distinction) at the University of Athens, graduating top of his class.
He also holds an MJur (Distinction) from the University of Oxford, graduating top of his class
(Clifford Chance Prize), with the support of an Onassis Foundation scholarship.
He completed his MPhil in Law (Distinction) as a Light Senior Scholar at St Catherine’s College. He completed his DPhil (PhD) at Oxford University as a Clarendon and Onassis scholar.

PhD, University of Oxford (2020)
MPhil in Law, University of Oxford (2015)
Qualified Attorney at Law, Athens Bar Association (2014)
Magister Juris (Distinction, top of the class), University of Oxford (2013)
LLB (Distinction, top of the class), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2012)
PLTO (Preparation for Learning and Teaching at Oxford) 2014

Academic Honours
Clarendon Scholarship, University of Oxford
Research Grant, Chartered Institute of Taxation Clifford Chance Prize, University of Oxford
Onassis Foundation Scholarship, University of Oxford
Light Senior Scholar, St Catherine’s College
Chartered Institute of Taxation Grant

Professional Affiliations 
Member of the Society Legal Scholars
Athens Bar Association (Qualified Attorney-at-law)


Dr Dimitrios Kyriazis's Research

Dimitrios’ research focuses on the interaction between EU State aid rules and national tax
measures, exploring, in particular, the extent to which EU state aid policy can serve as a tool
against harmful tax competition between Member States. In this context, emphasis is placed on
the recent European Commission investigations into multinationals’ tax arrangements (e.g. the
Apple, Fiat and; Amazon cases).

His research, which lies at the intersection between public law, EU law and international tax
law, has been supported by numerous scholarships and awards including the Clarendon
scholarship (University of Oxford), the Onassis Foundation and the Chartered Institute of

Dimitrios has published widely in legal journals and online media.

Selected Publications

“Tax rulings and State Aid: Musings on Recovery”, to be published in L Hancher & JJ Piernas
López (eds), Research Handbook on European State Aid Law (2nd edn, Edward Elgar, 2020)
From Soft Law to Soft Law Through Hard Law: The Commission’s Approach to the State Aid
Assessment of Tax Rulings (3 European State Aid Law Quarterly 428, 2016)
State aid to Financial Institutions: Τhe Commission’s 2013 Banking Communication (30 Journal
of International Banking Law and Regulation 359, 2015)
Dimitrios Kyriazis, ‘Playing Chess Like Commissioner Vestager’ (European Law Blog, 12
November 2019)
Dimitrios Kyriazis, ‘Why the EU Commission won’t appeal the Starbucks judgment’ (MNE Tax,
10 December 2019)
Dimitrios Kyriazis, ‘The Belgian Excess Profits Case – A State Aid Anticlimax’ (Kluwer Competition
Law Blog, 5 March 2020)
Actions for Annulment in the Fiat and Starbucks Cases: A First Taste of What Will Ensue (Kluwer
Competition Law Blog, 29 February 2016)
Luxembourg, Amazon, and the State Aid Connection (State Aid Hub Blog, 22 January
2015), this was the most widely read blog post for 2015 on the State Aid
‘Driving In the Wrong Direction? The Opening Decision in Fiat’ (State Aid Hub Blog, 28
November 2014)
‘The Apple State Aid Investigation: Fiscal State Aid At Its Best’ (European Law Blog, 15 October
‘When does the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights apply? The case of Fransson and why we
should care’ (OxHRH Blog, 16 November 2013)

Book Reviews

Legal Challenges in the Global Financial Crisis: Bail-outs, the Euro and Regulation, by Wolfe
Georg Ringe & Peter M Huber (eds), (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014) (131 Law Quarterly Review, 333, 2015)
The Concept of State Aid under EU Law: From internal market to competition and beyond, by
Juan Jorge Piernas López, (Oxford: OUP, 2015) (3 World Competition 519, 2016)
UK: New Regulations for Company and Business Names (1 Commercial Law Review, 247, 2015)
(in Greek)

Dr Dimitrios Kyriazis's Teaching

Head of Faculty and Senior Lecturer in Law, NCH
Stipendiary Lecturer in Law, Oxford University, Mansfield College (2017-present)
Tutor in Law, Exeter College, University of Oxford (2014-2017)
Tutor in Law, BCL/MJur programme, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (2015-2017)
Teaching Fellow in Law, Faculty of Law, UCL (2016-2017)
Guest Lecturer in Law, International Tax Centre, Leiden University (2014-2017)
Guest Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, Queen Mary University London (2015-2017)
Guest Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden (2019)

Course Development
Dimitrios has developed a curriculum for specialised competition law seminars on two LLM
modules during his tenure as Teaching Fellow in Law at UCL, “EU Competition Law” and
“Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights”. He developed guest lecture materials,
exam questions and assessment briefs for Leiden University’s Advanced LLM in European Tax
Law. He has also developed guest lecture materials for Queen Mary University London.

Professional Activity 
Dimitrios has previously practiced law in Brussels (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP) and
Athens (Bernitsas Law), primarily working on State Aid, M and A and Competition Law. He provides expert advice to Member States, publicly-owned companies and law firms on state aid matters.