Oana Stefan

Oana Stefan


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Research interests

Dr Stefan focuses on European Union Law, in particular competition and state aid, constitutional and administrative law. 

Her work combines socio-legal and doctrinal analysis, quantitative and qualitative methods, while exploring the limits of the rule of law, and questions related to new modes of governance and judicial politics. 

Her recently co-edited book, EU Soft Law in the Member States, analyses the ways in which national administrations and courts deals with EU soft law instruments in competition, state aid, financial regulation, social policy, and environment. Dr Stefan also engages with EU transparency studies.




  • European Law


  • European Internal Market
  • EU Administrative Law
  • European Constitutional Law
  • EU State Aid & State Regulation Law

Biographical details

Dr Oana Stefan is a Reader at The Dickson Poon School of Law, which she joined in 2013. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor within the legal department of HEC Paris (a leading business school), after having taught European Union law at the College of Europe and University College Dublin. 

She is a visiting professor at HEC Paris, and has also worked as a specialised advisor for European integration to the Romanian Minister of Justice. 

She holds a PhD in European Law from University College Dublin, a law degree from University of Bucharest, a Maîtrise en Droit from University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and a MAES from the College of Europe.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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