Marek Martyniszyn


  • Room 07.018 - Main Site Tower

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Competition Law and Policy
Antitrust Law
New Systems of Competition Law (particular focus on Developing Countries)
Institutional Design of Competition Systems
Competition Law Enforcement (Domestic and International Aspects)
The Use of Sanctions in Competition Law
International Cooperation in Competition Law


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Personal profile


Professor Martyniszyn is Associate Dean of Internationalisation in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) and Professor of Competition Law and Policy in the School of Law. His research focuses on various aspects of competition law and policy in international and transnational contexts, including the operation of cartels, the limits of extraterritorial jurisdiction, state involvement in anticompetitive practices as well as the challenges facing new and developing competition law systems. In broader terms, his interests lie in international economic law. His work has been used in various frameworks, including submissions to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Polish Parliament. Professor Martyniszyn has presented his work over 100 times in over 30 countries (including Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Holland, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Mauritius, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States). He has also presented to inter-governmental organisations and inter-agency networks, specifically the International Competition Network (the ICN), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and BRICS (the cooperation between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). He has also held visiting appointments at the East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai, China), the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), the Catholic University of Portugal (Porto, Portugal), the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich, Germany) and the Jan Kochanowski University (Kielce, Poland).

Professor Martyniszyn is a Member of the Research Partnership Platform of the UNCTAD. In that framework he conducts research with particular relevance for developing countries and he has presented his work on the UNCTAD's forum several times. Furthermore, he is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the ICN. He has trained officials of competition agencies in his areas of expertise.

Professor Martyniszyn was awarded grants by the Royal Irish Academy, the Oxford Noble Foundation and the NI Department of the Economy (the Global Challenge Research Fund). Moreover, in 2018 he was awarded an Erasmus+ Jean Monnet grant to develop a comparative competition law module. It was the only award supporting module development in the UK under the Jean Monnet scheme that year.

In terms of broader academic engagement, Professor Martyniszyn has:

- reviewed grant applications, including for Horizon 2020;

- reviewed book proposals, including for for leading university presses in the UK;

- acted, on a regular basis, as a peer-reviewer for leading UK and international peer-reviewed journals;

- served as an External Examiner in relation to a range of UG/PG programmes and modules at both UK and Irish universities (he has completed the AdvanceHE Professional Development Course for External Examiners and he is included in the AdvanceHE register of so-qualified academics);

- examined doctoral dissertations.

Moreover, Professor Martyniszyn is a Council Member of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) and a Member of the Society's Executive Committee (elected for the period: 2017-2020, then co-opted by the Society's AGM for 2020-2021, elected Hon. Membership Secretary for the period 2021-24). He is also a Trustee for the SLS, registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales. Professor Martyniszyn is also active in learned societies in his key area of expertise. In particular, he is a Member of the Academic Society for Competition Law and of the Competition Law Scholars Forum. Furthermore, Professor Martyniszyn serves as a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago (US) and an Associate Member of the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies at the Warsaw University (Poland). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Professor Martyniszyn joined the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast in July 2013. Previously he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a PhD from University College Dublin (completed on a prestigious Ad Astra Scholarship), an LLM (with specialisations in EU Economic and World Trade Law) from the Saarland University’s European Institute, three different MA degrees from the Warsaw School of Economics and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET) from Queen's University Belfast.

At Queen's Professor Martyniszyn served a member of the Academic Council (following re-election for the term 2018-2021) and he serves on both the  Faculty Student Appeals Committee and the Central Student Appeals Committee. He was also a founding member and a member of the steering group of the Queen's International Staff Network. In the School of Law he is a Member of the Centre for European and Transnational Studies and serves on its Executive Committee. Previously, Professor Martyniszyn served as the Chair of the Board of Examiners in the School of Law. For the year ending February 2022 he was interim Head of School of Law.


Research Interests

Competition Law, Antitrust Law, International Economic Law, Law And Economics, Public International Law, Global Governance, Law and Development, Globalization and Governance,  European Law, EU Law, WTO law, International Trade Law, Regulation of Transnational Commerce, and Contract Law


Professor Martyniszyn has taught Contract Law, EU Law (both Constitutional and Substantive/Economic), Competition Law, International and Comparative Competition Law, EU Competition Law, and International Trade Law.


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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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