Dr Marios Koutsias

School of Law
Dr Marios Koutsias
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    +44 (0) 1206 873807

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    4SB.4.10, Colchester Campus

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    Wednesday 11:00-12:00



Marios Koutsias is a graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. After his LLB, he completed an LLM in European Community Law at the University of Essex and an MA in Politics at Kings College, London. He practiced as a lawyer on Greek Law and European Union Law both in Thessaloniki, Greece and in Brussels at the offices of the European Commission. He is a qualified lawyer and member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association, Greece. He was awarded his PhD entitled Consumer Protection and Global Trade in the Digital Environment: The Case of Data Protection with an AHRC scholarship by the University of Essex. He is now a Lecturer in EU Commercial Law at the University of Essex after having been employed as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College, London for three years where he participated in major research projects. He has co-authored three books entitled Company Law in the New Europe by Edward Elgar Publishers, The Nature of Corporate Governance: The Significance of National Cultural Identity by Edward Elgar Publishers and he is the co-author of one of the leading textbooks in the field of company law (Company Law by Palgrave with Professor Janet Dine); he is a Specialist Contributor to Gore Brown on EU Company Law publications.


  • LLB Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

  • LLM in EU Law, University of Essex

  • MA in Politics and International Relations, King's College, London

  • PhD in Law, University of Essex

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Company Law

Corporate Governance

Comparative Company Law

European Union Law with a special emphasis on the Internal Market

Privacy and Data Protection

Teaching and supervision

  • Europe: Myth and Idea (CS102)

  • Company Law (LW225)

  • Law of the European Union (LW302)

  • European Union Company Law (LW720)

  • Work-Based Project (LW934)

  • Work-Based Project (HU971)


Journal articles (8)

Koutsias, M. and Dine, J., (2018). "The Three Shades of Tax Avoidance of Corporate Groups: Company Law, Ethics and the Multiplicity of Jurisdictions involved”.. European Business Law Review

Koutsias, M., (2017). Shareholder Supremacy in a Nexus of Contracts: A Nexus of Problems. Business Law Review. 38 (4), 136-146

Koutsias, M., (2017). The Fallacy of Property Rights' Rhetoric in the Company Law Context: From Shareholder Exclusivity to the Erosion of Shareholders' Rights. International Company and Commercial Law Review. 28 (6), 217-233

Stout, LA., Robé, J-P., Ireland, P., Deakin, S., Greenfield, K., Johnston, A., Schepel, H., Blair, MM., Talbot, LE., Dignam, AJ., Dine, J., Millon, D., Sjåfjell, B., Villiers, C., Williams, CA., Koutsias, M., Pendleton, A., Davis, GF., Galanis, M., Chandler, D., Keay, AR., Moore, MT., Du Plessis, JJ., Bather, AJ., Lefler, BL., Bradshaw, C., Bruner, CM., Joo, TW., Greenwood, DJH., Clarke, T., Johnson, L., Mulazzi, F., Lipton, M., Liao, C., Johnson, R., Beck, A., Markel, G., Currie, W., Partnoy, F., Peklar, LF., da Silveira, ADM., Sitbon, O., González-Cantón, C., Chanteau, J-P., Donaggio, ARF., Esser, I-M., North, G., Gramitto Ricci, SA., Tomasic, R., Pillay, RG., O'Kelly, C., Keating, C., Willmott, HC., Veldman, J. and Morrow, P., (2016). The Modern Corporation Statement on Company Law

Books (4)

Dine, J. and Koutsias, M., (2014). Company Law [8th edition]. Palgrave Macmillan. 9780230362079

Dine, J. and Koutsias, M., (2013). The Nature of Corporate Governance: The Significance of National Cultural Identity. Edward Elgar. 9781845427009

Dine, J. and Koutsias, M., (2009). Company Law. Palgrave Macmillan. 9780230579149

Dine, J., Koutsias, M. and Blecher, M., (2007). Company law in the New Europe: The EU acquis, comparative methodology and model law. 9781845424152

Book chapters (3)

Koutsias, M., (2016). Economic Actors and Legal Certainty. Comparing Company Law. Editors: du Marais, B. and Marrani, D., . Intersentia. 9781780682983

Koutsias, M., (2015). Corporate domicile and residence. In: Research Handbook on EU Private International Law. 344- 378. 9781781954553

Koutsias, M. and Willett, C., (2014). Implementation, Approximation and Harmonization: UK implementation of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. In: The European Unfair Commercial Practices Directive Impact, Enforcement Strategies and National Legal Systems. Editors: van Boom, W., Garde, A. and Akseli, O., . Ashgate. 21- 44. 978-1-4724-2340-5

Reports and Papers (1)

Dine, J. and Koutsias, M., (2013). Chapter 1: The Nature of Corporate Governance: The Significance of National Cultural Identity

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