Stephen Dnes is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Dundee. After legal education at Trinity College, University of Cambridge and the University of Virginia School of Law, where he held a Henry A. Hollond graduate studentship, Stephen started his career with a number of academic appointments working on an international research project into the reform of competition law litigation, and teaching competition law.
Following admission to the New York bar, Stephen developed a practice with leading international law firms in Brussels, London and New York, working on competition law projects before a range of regulators including the European Commission, the PRC Ministry of Commerce, the Swiss Competition Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority, the UK communications regulator OFCOM, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, sector-specific U.S. regulatory bodies, as well as courts and regulators in many other jurisdictions.
In addition to competition law projects, Stephen has assisted clients with financial regulatory matters before the U.S. federal courts, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York Department of Financial Services. He has also worked on a number of international trade law cases before the European Commission and the World Trade Organization. While working on these cases, Stephen was named Antitrust and Trade Law Section Scholar by the International Bar Association, and was profiled by the International Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.
Since joining the University, Stephen has developed new courses in competition law and in the regulation of banking and finance. He directs the LL.M. in Banking and Finance Law, and convenes the Honours Level law courses.
Stephen has been asked to provide specialist competition law analysis to a range of public and private bodies in recent years. He acts as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network, is a member of the Competition Law Sub-committee of the Law Society of Scotland, and provides specialist competition law analysis to a number of international law firms. Most recently, Stephen was appointed as International Rapporteur by the International League of Competition Law. In this capacity, he will work with competition law specialists around the world to gather data on and make recommendations in relation to the application of competition law in the pharmaceutical sector, ahead of the League's 2016 Congress in Geneva.
Banking and finance regulation
Economic analysis of law
Undergraduate: Competition law; Law of obligations
Postgraduate: Competition law; Banking and finance law
'Object and effect: What role for structured evidence rules?' Competition Law Review, vol 11, no. 2, pp. 239-254.
'Review of Market and Competition Authorities: Good Agency Principles, by Annetje Ottow' Edinburgh Law Review, vol 20, no. 1, pp. 120-121. DOI:
'Antitrust in the EU Digital Markets: A Case Study', pp. 13-21, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Summer 2016,1 1 17 July.
'The Accidental Conception of Multijurisdictional Merger Review' George Mason Law Review, vol 21, no. 5, pp. 1145-1169.
An Economic Approach to Remedies in Private Competition Law Claims. in M Danov, F Becker & P Beaumont (eds), Cross-Border EU Competition Law Actions. Hart Studies in Competition Law, vol. 4, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 337-356.
Cross-Border EU Competition LItigation: New evidence from England and Wales. in M Danov, F Becker & P Beaumont (eds), Cross-border EU Competition Law Actions. Hart Studies in Competition Law, vol. 4, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 33-60.