Global Fellows 

Konstantina Bania

Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Konstantina Bania specializes in Antitrust Law and Media, Technology and Telecommunications Law. She is affiliated with IE University, School of Law. She is also a Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute and an External Research Collaborator of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary University. Before joining the above institutions, Konstantina was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro.

Konstantina received her PhD from the European University Institute. In 2016, she won the Concurrences Thesis award. This is a Europe-wide competition that is aimed at selecting the most innovative PhD dissertation in the field of law and economics. Her thesis examined whether, and if so, to what extent competition enforcement can safeguard diversity in the media.

Konstantina has received numerous research grants, prizes and fellowships, which were awarded by the Fulbright Commission, Fundação Getulio Vargas, the European Broadcasting Union, the European University Institute, the Competition Law Scholars Forum, the Greek Scholarships Foundation, and the Institute for European Studies. Over the past years, she has worked on various EU-funded projects, including the Media Pluralism Monitor, MEDIADEM and the Media Profiler. She has provided legal services to a range of institutions and organizations, including the European Commission (DG Competition and DG MARKT), IT qualifications providers, broadcasters, cloud service providers, and advertising agencies.

In addition to a PhD in Law, she holds two LL.M. degrees in International and European Law (European University Institute and Free University of Brussels), an MSc in Business Science (University of Barcelona), and a Bachelor of Laws (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Salamanca).

As a Global Fellow, Konstantina is working on a project entitled ‘The Role of Consumer Data in the Enforcement of US and EU Competition Law’, which examines the extent to which the collection, processing and use of personal data impacts antitrust enforcement and merger control.

Research Project: The Role of Consumer Data in the Enforcement of US and EU Competition Law


Aman Gebru
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Aman is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. His general research interests are intellectual property, innovation, and development. His SJD dissertation focuses on intellectual property law, bioprospecting, and traditional knowledge. Aman’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law and Haramaya Law Review. He is a Global Justice Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and a fellow of the Center for Innovation Law and Policy, both at the University of Toronto. He is also a Doctoral Student Scholarship Recipient at the International Law Research Program of the Center for International Governance Innovation, a non-partisan think-tank based in Waterloo, Canada.

Aman received an LLM in intellectual property laws and policies from the University of Washington and wrote his thesis on the international access and benefit-sharing agreement on the teff genetic resource. He also has an LLB from Haramaya University in Ethiopia. Aman taught intellectual property law (domestic and international), international investment law and law and development in different institutions including the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Haramaya University. He has worked as a research assistant in Landesa (formerly Rural Development Institute) - a non-profit based in Seattle advocating for land rights for the poor, and interned with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Research Project: Challenges in the Intellectual Property Protection of Traditional Knowledge: Searching for Solutions Using Proprietary and Open-Innovation Concepts


Adrian Kuenzler

Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Adrian is a Branco Weiss Fellow of Society in Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. After having taught as Associate Lecturer at Zurich University School of Law he was a Swiss National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow and worked on a project on the history of European Competition Law at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence. Adrian gained experience as a law clerk with an international business law firm and at the District Court of Zurich. He also served on the board of an international start-up company that helps advance the education industry.

Adrian's first book entitled “Efficiency or Freedom to Compete? On the Goals of the Law against Private Restraints on Competition” won the Issekutz Prize and the Empiris Award and was published by Mohr Siebeck and the Walter Eucken Institut. Some of Adrian’s recent writings appeared in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the European Competition Journal, an Oxford volume on the Historical Foundations of EU Competition Law, and the Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law.

Adrian received his Ph.D. from Zurich University and holds a Master of Law and J.S.D. degree from Yale Law School. His work draws on insights from the behavioral sciences to document the law’s role in stimulating new innovation and economic growth. It focuses on developing a novel set of responses to problems of consumer sovereignty within antitrust and intellectual property law.

Research Project: Advertising and Consumer Sovereignty


Nari Lee
Senior Global Research Fellow

Nari Lee is the professor of intellectual property at Hanken School of Economics, Finland, where she worked since 2012. She has studied law at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, and at Kyushu University, Japan, where she received master of laws (LL.M) and doctor of laws (LL.D) degrees. She also holds a postgraduate degree (Licentiate) in Business Administration and Economics from University of Vaasa, Finland and a Ph.D from University of Eastern Finland, Finland. Since 1996, she has taught and researched in the area of intellectual property in universities in Europe and in Asia. She has worked as a senior research fellow and a program director at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany. During 2016, she will be a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law of University of Cambridge.

Nari’s research focus is on the interaction of law and technology. She has been writing on the theory of intellectual property, innovation and patent law and particularly on the alternative governance regime to intellectual property. Her recent publications include topics on open Innovation, pharmaceutical patents, and governance of intellectual property in China and Europe.

Her research project at NYU will focus on the issue of disruptive innovation and intellectual property law with the example of 3D printing technology. She will be affiliated with the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy.

Research Project: Governing Disruptive Technologies through Intellectual Property – A Case of 3D printing

Argyri Panezi
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Argyri is a post-doctoral fellow specializing in Internet law and policy, public goods management and law and economics, and is affiliated with the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy.Her research focuses on the intersection of IP law with technology and access to knowledge. She is currently examining the impact of digitization on the future of public libraries and, specifically, their efforts to adapt to the digital era and their strategies to reach and provide access to a broader demographic.

Argyri received her LL.B. from the University of Athens and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School and is a Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute in Florence. Her thesis examines the legal challenges for the creation of digital libraries and explores normative directions for copyright rules and exceptions currently applicable to libraries. In addition, in 2014 she was a visiting scholar at Berkeley School of Law where she explored sustainable models for creating academic digital libraries. During the course of her doctoral studies, Argyri has advised libraries on contracts and e-licenses and has also taught courses in copyright law and digital humanities. Prior to her doctoral studies she practiced competition law in a private law firm in Brussels.

Research Project: Digitization and the Future of Public Libraries