PROF. SANDRA MARCO COLINO
Associate Professor
Tel
(852) 3943 1276
Fax
(852) 2994 2505
Office
Room 644
Faculty of Law
6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Sandra Marco Colino is an Associate Professor. She specialises in competition law, merger control, EU law, law & economics, telecommunications, and technology (including the digital economy). She joined the Faculty in 2010 and is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED), and the Director of the Summer Schools on EU Competition Law at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). In July 2015, Prof. Marco Colino was appointed Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA) to the International Competition Network, and in September 2016 she joined the Academic Board of the law firm Dictum. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, she was a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow (UK).

Prof. Marco Colino holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) and an LLM from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (Spain). A qualified lawyer in Spain and a member of the Madrid Bar, she has worked as stagiaire at the European Commission (Belgium) and has trained in various Madrid law firms. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA), the University of California – Berkeley (USA), the University of Melbourne (Australia) and the University of Birmingham (UK). She is a member of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA), a Fellow of the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum of Stanford University (USA), and an Associate Researcher at the Royal University Institute for European Studies in Madrid. In 2010 she founded the Communications Policy and Regulation Scholars Forum (CPRSF). She is the Hong Kong news correspondent to the European Competition Law Review, and an analyst for Agenda Pública.

Her award-winning research has been extensively published in leading peer-reviewed journals. She is also the author of various books, including the leading textbook Competition Law of the EU and UK (Oxford University Press), now in its 8th edition, and the monograph Vertical Agreements and Competition Law (Hart). She is the Principal Investigator of three major research projects funded by Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council, and a member of two EU-funded Jean Monnet research networks. She was the Deputy Director of the European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong, a collaboration between four of the city’s leading universities co-funded by the European Union.

Prof. Marco Colino’s honours and recognitions include winning the Global Competition Review Academic Excellence Award (2020), an Antitrust Writing Award (2018), an award for best paper and presentation from Georgetown University’s Center for German and European Studies (2004), and a Teaching Excellence Award (2017). She is currently nominated for the Antitrust Compliance Awards (2021).

She is currently on sabbatical leave and will return to the Faculty in January 2022.


EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (European University Institute, Florence)
  • LL.M. (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)
  • Degree in Law (Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid)
  • Qualified lawyer (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (University of Glasgow)

AWARDS

  • Nominee, Antitrust Compliance Award (Institute of Competition Law) 2021
  • Winner, Academic Excellence Award (Global Competition Review) 2020
  • Doble nominee, Antitrust Writing Award (Institute of Competition Law) 2019
  • Winner, Antitrust Writing Award (Institute of Competition Law) 2018
  • Winner, Teaching Excellence Award (CUHK) 2017
  • First runner-up, Antitrust Writing Awards (Institute of Competition Law) 2017
  • Nominee, Teaching Excellence Award (CUHK) 2016
  • Winner, GCES Award for Best Paper and Presentation (Georgetown University) 2004
  • Award for Academic Excellence (Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid) 1995

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Member of the Academic Board, Dictum Abogados
  • Director, Summer Schools on EU Competition Law for Asian Officials, College of Europe, Bruges
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED)
  • Co-Managing Editor, China Antitrust Law Journal
  • Member, East Asia Network on Competition Policy and Law (EANCP)
  • Member, Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA)
  • Founder and Director, Communications Policy and Regulation Scholars Forum (CPRSF)
  • News correspondent (Hong Kong), European Competition Law Review
  • Analyst, Agenda Pública

PAST APPOINTMENTS

  • Member, Academic Steering Committee, Antitrust Writing Awards (2017-2018)
  • Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA), International Competition Network (ICN) (2015-2018)
  • Director, Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (2014-2017)
  • Deputy Director, European Union Academic Programme Hong Kong (2013-2016)
  • Lecturer in EU and Competition Law, University of Glasgow (2005-2010)
  • Section Editor (Asia-Pacific Region), Journal of Contemporary European Research (2010-2013)
  • Guest Professor, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, Madrid (2009-2011)
  • Assistant Editor, International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (2009-2011)
  • Tutor (Contract, Delict and Evidence), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2009-2010)

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Contract Law
  • Economic Law
  • EU Law
  • Merger Control
  • Technology Law
  • Tort

DOCTORAL SUPERVISION

Prof. Marco Colino is currently co-supervising the following Ph.D. theses:

  • OSASU, Osamede, Liberalization of the Nigerian Electricity Industry: The Difficult Transition from Monopoly to Market (expected 2021)
  • SU, Xueji, The Legal Framework of China-EU Economic Relations: A Normative Analysis in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Evolving Economic Diplomacy (expected 2021)
  • LI, Wan, Data Protection in the Big Data Industry (expected 2023)
  • TSEGA, Chimdessa Fekadu, The Harmonization of Intellectual Property Rights Protection Regimes within the African Continental Free Trade Area (expected 2023)

Previously, Prof. Marco Colino has co-supervised the following successful Ph.D. theses:

  • YIN, Bei, The Regulation of Cross‐Border M&As: a Perspective from the Goals of Competition Law of the People’s Republic of China (awarded a Ph.D. in 2016)
  • JEDLICKOVA, Barbora, The Law of Vertical Territorial and Price Restraints in the EU and in the USA: a Critical Analysis of Vertical Territorial and Price Restraints – an Argument against Legalization (awarded a Ph.D. in 2012)
  • HAO, Junqi (on exchange from China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing)

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Books


Articles


Chapters in edited collections


Book Reviews


Other Contributions

    RESEARCH GRANTS (SELECTION)

    • ‘Improving Cartel Detection and Deterrence in Hong Kong and China’ (Principal Investigator), General Research Fund, Research Grants Council (2019/22), HKD 397,500
    • ‘Improving Cartel Detection and Deterrence’ (Principal Investigator), Direct Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2018/19), HKD 56,760
    • ‘Enhancing Competition and Innovation in Hong Kong’s Telecommunications Industry’ (Principal Investigator), Public Policy Research Scheme, Research Grants Council (2012/16), HKD 379,000
    • ‘Challenges for the Regulation of Communications in the 21st Century in France and Hong Kong’ (Principal Investigator), PROCORE – France / Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme, Research Grants Council (2011/12), quantity: HKD 106,600
    • ‘Emerging Challenges for the Regulation of Communications in the 21st Century’ (Principal Investigator), CUHK Direct Grant (2011/12), quantity: HKD 37,000
    • ‘Challenges in the Fight Against Cartels: Enhanced Efficiency, Best Practices and the Way Forward’ (Co-Investigator), Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2016-19), quantity: EUR 25,000
    • ‘European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong’ (Deputy Director and Co-Investigator), European Commission (2012/2016), quantity: EUR 950,000
    • ‘The Fight Against Hardcore Cartels in Spain’ (Co-Investigator), Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (2012/15), quantity: EUR 24,000
    • ‘Socio-legal Perspectives on the ‘Glocalised’ Gambling Industry’, Workshop Grant, Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (2011)
    • ‘First Interdisciplinary Workshop on Communications Policy and Regulation’, Adam Smith Research Foundation Seedcorn Fund, University of Glasgow (2009/10), quantity: GBP 1,303
    • ‘International Conference on Competition Law’ at the University of Chongqing, British Universities’ China Committee grant (2008), quantity: GBP 737
    • Salvador de Madariaga grant for comparative research, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004)