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Dr Marios Koutsias

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

  • Location

    4SB.4.10, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    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

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Company Law (LW225)

  • Law of the European Union (LW302)

  • European Union Company Law (LW720)

  • Foundation Essay: International Commercial and Business Law (LW762)

  • Industry Placement (LW810)

  • Industry Placement (LW811)

Previous supervision

Anna Cheimonidou
Anna Cheimonidou
Degree subject: Law
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 17/3/2021
Mariam Adebola Akinbade
Mariam Adebola Akinbade
Thesis title: Towards a Reformed Governance in Nigeria: A Critique of the Shortcomings of the Current Corporate Governance Regime and Proposals for its Reform, Drawing From the UK and the US Corporate Governance Models and the Oecd Principles.
Degree subject: Law
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/11/2020
Moses Peace Richard
Moses Peace Richard
Thesis title: An Analysis of the Structural Failings of Corporate Governance in Nigeria: The UK Companies Act and US Sarbanes Oxley Act as Models for Reform of the Regulatory Framework of Corporate Governance Under the Nigerian Companies Act and Governance Code
Degree subject: Law
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 13/2/2017
Mohammed Saeed M Alyazidi
Mohammed Saeed M Alyazidi
Thesis title: The Social and Environmental Responsibilities of EU Multinational Corporations in Saudi Arabia: A Critique of the Saudi National Law and a Proposal for a New Legislative Framework
Degree subject: Law
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/12/2016
Georgios Zouridakis
Georgios Zouridakis
Thesis title: The Introduction of the Derivative Action Into the Greek Law on Public Limited Companies as a Means of Shareholder Protection. a Comparative Analysis of the British, German and Greek Law
Degree subject: Law
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 1/7/2016


Journal articles (8)

Koutsias, M. and Dine, J., (2019). "The Three Shades of Tax Avoidance of Corporate Groups: Company Law, Ethics and the Multiplicity of Jurisdictions involved”.. European Business Law Review. 30 (1), 149-182

Koutsias, M., (2019). Exit Britain Enter the Stakeholders: Could Brexit end the cultural wars within the European Union Company Law and give birth to a truly “European Company”?. European Business Law Review. 30 (6), 881-908

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

Books (5)

Koutsias, M. and Dine, J., (2020). Company Law (Ninth Edition). Red Globe Press. 978-1352010008

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. 1352010003. 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. Edward Elgar Publishing. 344- 378. 9781781954546

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

Other (1)

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

Grants and funding


Mondaq KTP 2

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)

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4SB.4.10, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 11:00-12:00