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Department of Law

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Biographical note

J.S.D. and LL.M., Columbia University School of Law (New York, USA)
B. Econ. (Hons.) and B. Laws (Hons.), University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)

Academic CV

A faculty member at the Department of Legal Studies of Bocconi University since 2013.

Yane Svetiev held prior academic appointments at the Law Department of the European University Institute, as Max Weber Fellow also at the EUI, and at Brooklyn Law School in the USA.  He has also taught at Columbia University Law School (legal methodology and contracts, collaboration and interpretation) and at the University of Sydney’s School of Economics and Political Science (game theory and mathematical economics).  He has held visiting research appointments at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onati (Spain) and at Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany), the University of Melbourne's EU Centre for Shared Complex Challenges and the Australian National University's Centre for European Studies. He is part of an EU Jean Monnet module at the University of Belgrade.  Apart from his academic appointments, he has worked as a judicial associate to the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG at the High Court of Australia and as litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore (New York, USA).

Research areas

Yane Svetiev teaches and writes in the areas of economic law, market regulation and competition law, with a specific focus on the design of governance and regulatory instruments for enforcement, as well as regulatory regimes at national, regional and transnational level.  His current research in the area of EU law and governance examines the interface between EU market regulation (competition law, consumer law and sectoral regulation law) with the national legal and regulatory institutions of the Member States. 

He has contributed to the literature on experimentalist and networked governance in the context of EU and transnational economic law, as well as in private and contract law.  His research is particularly motivated by the question of institutional innovation in the regulation of markets, firm governance and private law relationships.  Svetiev has participated in collaborative research projects, including the European Regulatory Private Law project funded by the ERC, as well as the project  on Emerging Powers in the Regulation of International Trade funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Network for International Studies.



“The EU’s Private Law in the Regulated Sectors: Competitive Market Handmaiden or Institutional Platform?”, European Law Journal, vol. 22(5): 659–680 (2016)

“Chinese Competition Enforcement: Between Technocracy and Industrial Policy”, Law and Contemporary Problems, vol. 79(4): 187-222 (2016) (with Lei Wang)

“Scaling Experimentalism: From Convergence to Informed Divergence in Transnational Competition Policy”, in Extending Experimentalist Governance? The European Union and Transnational Regulation (Jonathan Zeitlin, ed., Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 169-195

 “Financial Supervision in the Interstices Between Public and Private Law”, European Review of Contract Law, vol. 10(4): 496–544 (2014) (with Annetje Ottow) [winner of Bocconi’s 2017 Legal Studies Award]

 “Settling or Learning? Commitment Decisions as a Competition Enforcement Paradigm”, Yearbook of European Law, vol. 33(1): 466-500 (2014)

 “European Regulatory Private Law: From Conflicts to Platforms”, in Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation (Kai Purnhagen & Peter Rott, eds., Springer, 2014), pp.153-177

“How Consumer Law Travels”, Journal of Consumer Policy, vol. 36(3): 209-230 (2013)

"The Limits of Informal Law: Enforcement, Norm-generation and Learning in the International Competition Network", in Informal International Law-Making, Joost Pauwelyn, Jan Wouters & Ramses Wessel, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2012)

"Antitrust Governance:  The New Wave of Antitrust", Loy. Univ. Chicago Law J., vol. 38(3): 593-694 (2007)