Chairs, Speakers & Discussants

Federico Casolari

Federico Casolari

Associate Professor of EU Law, University of Bologna

Federico Casolari is Associate professor of European Union Law at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, where he teaches EU law and EU Constitutional Law. He currently serves as member of the Flying Faculty of the China-EU School of Law (CESL). He is also member of the International Research Centre on European Law (C.I.R.D.E.) of the University of Bologna and tutor at the Collegio Superiore of the University of Bologna (2016-2022). He is Director of the Master Programme in European Funds and Funding Projects Expert (MEFFE).

On 3 May 2018 he has been appointed Deputy Head of the Department of Legal Studies of the University of Bologna (2018-).

 

Federico Casolari’s current research agenda includes: 

  1. The relationship between European Union law and international law; 
  2. The external relations of the European Union; 
  3. The general principles of EU law; and
  4. The international & European disaster response law. 

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Ramses A. Wessel

Ramses A. Wessel

Full Professor, University of Groningen

Ramses Wessel is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen and member of the Faculty Board. As Full Professor he teaches and publishes on European law, with a focus on the interface between EU law and international and domestic law, EU External Relations Law, EU Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy and the Law of International Organizations.  He is Academic Director of the European Law in a Global Context LLM and co-Director of the Research Programme Protecting European Citizens and Market Participants. Ramses holds an LLM in International and European Law from the University of Groningen and a PhD in Law from Utrecht University, where he also taught for several years. Before he returned to Groningen, he held positions as Professor of International and European Law and Governance, and as Dean and Vice-Rector at the University of Twente. He has frequently been involved in the assessment of quality assurance at other institutions of higher education and held visiting professorships at, inter alia,  the Leiden Law School, Sapienza Università di Roma, Luiss Guido Carli Roma, and the Universidad Pablo d'Olavide in Sevilla. During 2020/21 Ramses  is also Visiting Professor at the Centro Internazionale Richerche sul Diritto Europea, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna.

Additional functions include: Vice-President of the European Society of International Law (ESIL); Member of the Governing Board of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) in The Hague; Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Netherlands Defence Academy. Ramses is also a member of the multidisciplinary Illicit Trade Group of the University of Groningen

Christine Kaddous

Christine Kaddous

Full Professor, University of Geneva

Christine Kaddous est professeur à l’Université de Genève depuis 2002. Elle a été ou est professeur invité à l’Université Montesquieu de Bordeaux, de Nice Sophia Antipolis, de Paris II (Panthéon Assas) ainsi qu’au Collège d’Europe. Elle est directrice du Centre d’études juridiques européennes(Centre d’excellence Jean Monnet) et du Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance (MEIG Programme). Elle est titulaire d’une Chaire Jean Monnet ad personam.

Christine Kaddous a poursuivi ses études en droit en Suisse (licence en droit et doctorat de l’Université de Neuchâtel), au Royaume-Uni (master en droit, LL.M. de l’Université de Cambridge) et en Belgique (master en études européennes de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles). Elle est également titulaire du brevet d’avocat et a exercé pendant plusieurs années le droit commercial dans un cabinet d’avocats à Neuchâtel puis Genève.

Ses domaines d’enseignement et de recherche couvrent le droit de l’Union européenne et le droit international, les relations extérieures de l’Union européenne, en particulier les relations entre la Suisse et l’Union européenne, l’interaction entre le droit de l’UE et le droit de l’OMC et le règlement des différends au sein de l’UE et dans les accords conclus par l’Union avec des Etats tiers. Christine Kaddous préside la Société suisse de droit international (SSDI) depuis 2008. Elle est vice-présidente de l’Association suisse pour le droit européen (ASDE). Elle est membre du Comité de l’Association suisse d’étude de l’intégration européenne (ECSA-Suisse) et du Comité directeur du Centre européen de la culture. Elle est membre de diverses autres sociétés nationales et internationales dans ses domaines d’activités, notamment la société française de droit international (SFDI), l’International Law Association (ILA), la European Society of International Law (ESIL), la Commission pour l’Etude des Communautés européennes (CEDECE) et l’Association suisse d’Arbitrage (ASA).

Elle dirige, depuis 2001, la Collection des Dossiers de droit européen(DDE), éditée par Schulthess/LGDJ (Bâle/Genève/Paris) et est membre de comités scientifiques et de publication de différentes revues scientifiques, notamment de la Revue suisse de droit international et européen (RSDIE/SZIER), du Journal du droit européen (JDE) et du Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht (Austrian Journal of Public and International Law). Elle participe actuellement à des projets de recherche dans les domaines des relations extérieures de l’Union européenne, des relations bilatérales entre la Suisse et l’Union européenne, ainsi que de la libre circulation des personnes et des services.

Joanne Scott

Joanne Scott

Professor of EU law, EUI

Joanne Scott has been appointed as Professor of European Law at the EUI from 1 April 2017.

She will be on special leave from the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL) where she has taught from 2005.

Joanne taught previously at the Universities of Kent, Queen Mary and Cambridge and has been a visiting professor at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools. She was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the EUI in 1997/98. Joanne was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2013 and as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2012.

Sara Poli

Sara Poli

Professor of EU Law, University of Pisa

Sara Poli is full professor of EU law at the University of Pisa (Italy), Department of Political Science where she teaches EU law and the Law of EU external relations. She is currently member of the Jean Monnet  networks EUDIPLO and EUCTER. She has held a Jean Monnet Chair between 2013 and 2016. She has worked for Universities of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Trieste and Southampton (UK). She has carried out research with the support of the DAD short term fellowship, Robert Schuman fellowship (EUI), the Marie Curie fellowship (EUI), the Fulbright-Schuman fellowship and the Belgian ‘Vlac fellowship’. She has been teaching assistant in the Department of European Legal Studies of the College of Europe (Bruges). She did her PhD studies at the Scuola Superiore S. Anna (Pisa) and she graduated from the University of Pisa.

Giacomo Di Federico

Giacomo Di Federico

Professor of EU Law, University of Bologna

Academic Positions

December 2020 to present

Full Professor of European Union Law, University of Bologna, Department of Legal Studies

October 2017 to present

Coordinator of the EU Law Module for the School for Advanced Legal Studies of the University of Bologna

September 2017 to present

Coordinator of the EU Law Module for the Law School for lawyers and magistrates, University of Bologna

November 2014 to present

Associate Professor of European Union Law, University of Bologna, School of Law

October 2006 – September 2014

Assistant Professor of European Union Law, University of Bologna, School of Law

January 2007 to present

Associated Researcher at the National Research Institute on Judicial Systems (CNR-IRSIG) providing expertise in the field of EU law

December 2009 to present

Erasmus Visiting professor, Departamento di Ciencia Politica y Relaciones Internationales, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

December 2008 to December 2012

Visiting professor, China-EU School of Law, Beijing, CUPL University, Changping, China

Other relevant academic experiences and ongoing activities

October 2017 to present

Member of the Scientific Committee of the School for Advanced Legal Studies of the University of Bologna

September 2017 to present

Coordinator of the course on EU Law and Member of the Steering Committee of the School for lawyers and magistrates of the University of Bologna

September 2017 to present

Member of the Jean Monnet Network “Law TTIP – Legal Ambiguities withstanding TTIP”, University of Bologna, King’s College London and University of Rennes

November 2015

Member of the Editorial Board of the Eurojus Law Journal

September 2014 to present

Member of the Jean Monnet Chair “Citizens Beyond Lisbon”

September 2013 to present

Member of the Board of Professors of the PhD Programme in EU Law, University of Bologna, School of Law

January 2013 to present

Member of the research team on “The principles of equality and non-discrimination in the European Union”, Research Project selected and financed by the Italian Ministry of Education

November 2012 to present

Member of the research team on “International Disaster Response Law”, Research Project selected and financed by the Italian Ministry of Education

June 2012 to present

Member of the Editorial Board of the Law Journal Diritto comunitario e degli scambi internazionali, Editoriale Scientifica

September 2011 – August 2013

Member of the Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam “The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on European Integration”

February 2011 to present

Member of the Manuscript Submission, Review and Tracking System for the China-EU Law Journal, Springer

October 2010 to November 2013

Member of LISBOAN (Linking Interdisciplinary Integration Studies by Broadening the European Academic Network) funded under the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme

June 2008 to present

In charge of the Erasmus Exchange Programme with the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

January 2008- November 2012

Member of the China-EU School of Law (CESL), CUPL University, Changping, China

November 2007 – January 2010

Member of the Italian Editing Board for the Revista General de Derecho Publico Comparado, Iustel

September – December 2005

Visiting Researcher at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Complutense, Madrid

Enzo Cannizzaro

Enzo Cannizzaro

Professor of International Law, Sapienza Università di Roma

Enzo Cannizzaro is full professor of international law and European Union law at the Sapienza University of Rome. He has been visiting professor at Universities and scientific institutions in Europe and the United States. He is a member of the editorial board of the “Il diritto dell’Unione europea” and member of the scientific board of the “European Journal of International Law” and “Diritti umani e diritto internazionale”. Among his most recent books: “The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention”, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012 and the textbook “Diritto internazionale”, Giappichelli, Torino, 2014.

Andrea Ott

Andrea Ott

Professor of EU External Relations Law, Maastricht University

Andrea Ott is Professor of EU External Relations Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University. Since 2011 she holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU law. She studied law at the University of Cologne (1988-1993) and finished her education as a lawyer in 1997 at the District Court of Cologne. She held a position as researcher at the Chair of International and European Law at University of Greifswald (Germany) between 1994 and 1995, where she obtained her PhD in 1996 on the integration of GATT/WTO law into the EU legal order. From 1998 until 2003 she was senior research fellow in European Law and International Economic Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, the Netherlands, and in 2002/2003 Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

She has wide experience in legal consultancy for Dutch ministries and the European Commission in Central and Eastern Europe and teaches regularly on EU institutional law, EU external relations, enlargement and WTO law in the Netherlands, Central and Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia and China. Since 1999, she is a visiting guest professor for International Economic Law at the M.A. European Studies of the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand and since 2005 teaches a Jean Monnet Module on EU External Relations at Maastricht University.

She is co-directot of CERIM (Centre for European Research in Maastricht) and a scholar at the Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL). She is member of the editorial committee of Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law and Member of the board of CLEER (Centre of EU External relations law), a research activity and institution between the universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Ghent, Maastricht and the TMC Asser Institute on EU external relations law.

Peter Van Elsuwege

Peter Van Elsuwege

Professor of EU Law, Ghent University

Peter Van Elsuwege is professor of EU law and Jean Monnet Chair at Ghent University, where he is co-director of the Ghent European Law Institute (GELI). He is also visiting professor at the College of Europe (Natolin Campus) and board member of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) at the Asser Institute in The Hague. His research activities essentially focus on the law of EU external relations and EU citizenship. Specific attention is devoted to the legal framework of the relations between the European Union and its East European neighbours. He is, amongst others, the author of From Soviet Republics to EU Member States. A Legal and Political Assessment of the Baltic States’ Accession to the EU (Brill, 2008) and the editor (together with R. Petrov) of the books Legislative Approximation and Application of EU Law in the Eastern Neighbourhood of the European Union: Towards a Common Regulatory Space? (Routledge, 2014) and Post-Soviet Constitutions and Challenges of Regional Integration (Routledge, 2018). In addition, he published extensively in leading law journals such as Common Market Law Review, European Law Review, European Constitutional Law Review and others.  

The European Commission awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Union law to Prof. Peter Van Elsuwege. Within this framework, recent developments in EU law will be studied and integrated in the curriculum. In addition, extra-curricular activities such as public lectures and training sessions will be organised. See here for more information.

Jan Wouters

Jan Wouters

Professor of International Law and International Organizations, KU Leuven

Jan Wouters is Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, and founding Director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, an interdisciplinary research centre with the status of both a Jean Monnet and KU Leuven Centre of Excellence, at KU Leuven. He is also President of KU Leuven’s International Policy Council.

He studied law and philosophy at Antwerp University, obtained an LL.M. at Yale University and was Visiting Researcher at Harvard University. As Visiting Professor at Sciences Po (Paris), Luiss University (Rome) and the College of Europe (Bruges) he teaches EU external relations law. As Adjunct Professor at Columbia University he teaches comparative EU-US perspectives on international human rights law. He is also currently Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University (London), Paris-II (Panthéon-Assas) and the World Trade Institute (Bern). Prof. Wouters is a Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts and practises law as Of Counsel at Linklaters, Brussels. He is Editor of the International Encyclopedia of Intergovernmental Organizations, Deputy Director of the Revue Belge de Droit International, and an editorial board member in eleven international journals. 

He has published widely on international and EU law, international organizations, global governance, and corporate and financial law, including 75 books and more than 140 journal articles and 230 chapters in international books. His most recent books include China, the EU and the Developing World (2015), Global Governance of Labour Rights (2015), Global Governance Through Trade (2015), The Contribution of International and Supranational Courts to the Rule of Law (2015), Global Governance and Democracy (2015), Armed Conflicts and the Law (2016), Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations (2016), Internationaal Recht in Kort Bestek (2nd ed. 2017), Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy (2017), Commercial Uses of Space and Space Tourism (2017), The Commons and a New Global Governance (2018), EU Human Rights and Democratization Policies (2018), International Law: a European Perspective (2018), The G7, Anti-Globalism and the Governance of Globalization (2018), The Faces of Human Rights (2019), Changing Borders in Europe (2019),  General Principles of Law and the Coherence of International Law (2019), Parliamentary Cooperation and Diplomacy in EU External Relations (2019), The Belt and Road Initiative and Global Governance (2020), Assessing the 2019 European Parliament Elections (2020) and The Law of EU External Relations (3nd ed. 2020). 

He was coordinator of the FP7 Programme FRAME, “Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies" and currently coordinates the large Horizon 2020 Project RECONNECT (“Reconnecting Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law”) and a six-year multidisciplinary research programme CONNECTIVITY (“Connectivity, Contestation and Cooperation in Global Governance”), funded by KU Leuven. 

Apart from his participation in international scientific networks, he advises international organizations and governments, trains international officials and is often asked to comment international events in the media.

Mauro Gatti

Mauro Gatti

Assistant Professor of EU Law, University of Bologna

Assistant Professor of EU Law at the University of Bologna. Formerly lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, postdoc at the University of Luxembourg, and visiting lecturer at the University of Verona and the European Law and Governance School (Athens). PhD in EU law and MA in International Relations (University of Bologna).

Research coordinator for the Annual Report 2017 of the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance. Consultant for the 2019 Report on freedom of religion or belief of the German Federal Government. Author of a report for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on the application of international disaster law in Italy (2015).

Main research interests: EU foreign affairs, EU institutions, freedom of religion or belief.

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Juan Santos Vara

Juan Santos Vara

Associate Professor of EU Law, University of Salamanca

 

Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair in EU External Action

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Associate Professor of Public International Law and European Law, Director of the Master in European Studies and Coordinator of the European Joint Master’s in Strategic Border Management at the University of Salamanca. He is PhD in Law by the University of Salamanca. He holds an LLM in European Law by the College of Europe and Master in European Studies by the University Carlos III of Madrid. Before joining the University he worked as a Lawyer in the Law firm “Cremades y Asociados” in Brussels.

He has been Visiting fellow at the European University Institute (2010), Harvard School Law (2008), Watson Institute of International Studies of Brown University (2008), King’s College London (2007) and Centre for Advanced Studies and Research of the Hague Academy of International Law (2006 y 2004). As a result of his research activity, he has published more than forty articles in the last ten years in the most outstanding journals in European and International Law, among others: European Journal of Migration and Law, European Law Journal, Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts, Croatian Yearbook of European Law, Revista Española de Derecho Internacional, Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo, European Journal of Law Reform, Revista General de Derecho Europeo y European Foreign Affairs Review. He is one of the Editor of the European Papers has been the Editor of the Revista General de Derecho Europea from 2010 to 2015.

His research is mainly focused on external relations of the EU and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. In the last ten years he has participated in nine research projects financed by national and international institutions, among which the project on International Law through the National Prism-ECRP VI – selected by the European Science Foundation (ESF) European Collaborative Research Project (ECRP) in Social Sciences – is of particular importance. He has been involved in the development of the European Joint Masters in Strategic Border Management under the auspicious of FRONTEX from 2013 to 2015. He was the Coordinator in Spain of the Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (2008-2016).

Visiting Professor at Aunción University, Paraguay (2014), Universidad Católica del Perú (2013), l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Grenoble (2011), Marburg University (2007), University College Dublin (2004), Bologna University (2006), Universidad Nacional de Colombia (2009) and Universidad Tecnológica de México (2006 y 2007).

Pietro Manzini

Pietro Manzini

Professor of EU Law, University of Bologna

Pietro Manzini is full professor of EU law and International law. He is member of the board of the Ph.D Course in European Union Law (since 2001). and has been Director of Master in International Relations (2006-2012). 

He has been Legal secretary at the EU General Court (1998-1999) and Seconded National Expert at the legal service of the European Commission. He has pleaded several times before the EU General Court and the European Court of justice, both for individuals and for the Commission in antitrust cases.

Education   

Law Degree - University of Bologna (1985); Staigiare at the Legal service of the European Concil of the European Communities (1987); Ph.D in European Law (1991); Visitijng Scholar Unniversity of Berkeley (1991-92); Admitted to the Italian Bar (1993); Visiting Scholar at the University of Paris II, Pantheon D'Assas (1995); 'Professore a contratto' of International Law- University of Bologna (1995-1998); Reserchear of International Law - University of Urbino (1998-2001); Associate Professor of International law - University of Bologna (2001-2006).

Cécile Rapoport

Cécile Rapoport

Professor of Public Law, University of Rennes 1

  • Membre de l'Institut universitaire de France (IUF)
  • Co-responsable du Master 2 « Droit de l’Union européenne et droit de l’OMC » et du double diplôme Master 2/LLM « droit de l’Union européenne et droit de l’OMC /droit du commerce international et des investissements étrangers » − Université Rennes 1/Université d’Ottawa (Canada)
Michele Caianiello

Michele Caianiello

Professor of Criminal Procedure, University of Bologna

Michele Caianiello (Bologna, 1970), graduated cum laude in 1994, with a thesis on the detention pending the proceedings. In 1996, he frequented the post graduate course in Tax Law "A. Berliri", in the Faculty of Law, University of Bologna.

From 2000, he is PhD in Criminal Procedure, with a thesis on the International Criminal Tribunals.

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Bologna, in March 2006.

Associate Professor at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Law, in October 2007. He is a lawyer since 1998, and practiced until 2006, in the field of Criminal Law. In 2015 he was admitted to the list of Assistants to Counsel of the International Criminal Court. 

From January 2016, he is full professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Legal Studies.

From 2006 till 2009, he taught Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence at the L.U.I.S.S. University in Rome. Since 2009, he teaches at the same University European Criminal Procedure.

He teaches at Bologna University, Schoolof Law Criminal Procedure and European and International Criminal Procedure. He is in the scientific board of the PhD course in Juridical Sciences the University of Bologna.

In his academic career he studied the subject of the decision to charge a suspect with a crime, especially the powers recognized by the law to the victims and to the private citizens on this issue. He also conducted a research in the field of Evidence Law in the International Criminal Justice Systems. More generally, he is interested on the issue of the rule of law with regard  to the criminal process; he also studies the effects on the criminal process deriving from globalization and internalization of juridical systems. He is the author of 3 books (Poteri dei privati nell'esercizio dell'azione penale, Giappichelli, Torino, 2003; Ammissione della prova e contraddittorio nelle giurisdizioni penali internazionali, Giappichelli, Torino, 2008; Premesse per una teoria del pregiudizio effettivo nelle invalidità processuali penali, BUP, Bologna, 2012). He published over 100 works in specialized reviews, encyclopedias, books and series.

He is part of the editorial board in the following reviews:  European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal JusticeRevista Brasileira de Direito Processual Penal, Kazan University Law Review. He is component of the scientific commettee of the review Diritto Penale Contemporaneo - Rivista Trimestrale. He is member of the the editorial boardof the book Series Procedura penale, Sez. Commenti e Nuovi itinerari, Giappichelli, and also associate editor in the book series "Comparative, European and International Criminal Justice" - Springer/Giappichelli.

He took part to several national and international research projects, since 2005. Among them:

  • Suspects in Europe. Procedural Rights at the Investigative Stage of the Criminal Process in the Europen Union   , coordinated by Ties Prakken e Taru Spronken, Università di Maastricht, AGIS 2005
  • Rethinking European Criminal Justice   , coordinated by Ulrich Sieberg, Max-Planck Institut fur Auslandische-und-Internationale Strafrecht, Freiburg, AGIS 2006
  • L'armonizzazione della prova dichiarativa nell'Unione Europea, coordinated by Giulio Illuminati, PRIN 2005;
  • Effective defence rights in the EU and access to justice, coordinated by Taru Spronken, Università di Maastricht, Commissione europea, 2007.

He has been co-leader of the OLAF project on “Criminal and administrative investigations in the field of VAT and Custom Duties, from national practices to an EU integrated system of information and Evidence Exchange”, and of the Olaf project on "Investigations and Sanctions for VAT frauds: Fundamental Principles and Comparison across EU Member States” in the frame of the Hercule III program".

He is taking part to the project Hercules III Program DEVICES (Digital forensic EVIdence: towards CommonEuropean Standards in antifraud administrative and criminal investigations. — DEVICES).

He is Principal Investigator nel progetto di ricerca (UST-JACC-AG-2018 Program) CrossJustice (Knowledge, Advisory and Capacity Building Information Tool for Criminal Procedural Rights in Judicial Cooperation).

Together with the University of North Carolina, the University of Warwick and the University of Basel he created a research network on criminal justice – The Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems. The network organizes every year a Conference on relevant issues on criminal justice under a comparative perspective (for further information see the website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/cjc/conferences/conferences/adversarial/).

Since May 2018 he is Head of the Department of Legal Studies.

Elaine Fahey

Elaine Fahey

Professor of Law, City University of London

Elaine Fahey is Jean Monnet Chair of Law & Transatlantic Relations and Professor of Law at the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL), the City Law School, City, University of London. She has been co-convener of the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL), City Law School since 2016. In 2020, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Law, EUI, Florence and iCourts, Copenhagen. She was an Emile Noël Fellow at New York University (NYU) Law School and a visiting professor at Keio University Law School, Tokyo, Japan. Previously, she was a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at Amsterdam Centre for European Law & Governance (ACELG) at the University of Amsterdam, a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, and Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in Law in Ireland (Dublin Institute of Technology; Trinity College Dublin). She has practised as a Barrister and was Chairperson of the Irish Society for European Law. She has been a stagiaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, a Judicial Research Assistant, Four Courts, Dublin and a Judicial Extern, Los Angeles Federal District Court (9th Circuit). 

Her research interests span the relationship between EU law and global governance, trade, transatlantic relations, the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and the study of law beyond the State. Her publications include a monograph, The Global Reach of EU Law (Routledge, 2016) and the multi-disciplinary edited volumes Framing Convergence with the Global Legal Order: the EU and the World (Hart, 2020), On Brexit: Law, Justices and Injustices (Edward Elgar, 2019), Framing The Subjects and Objects of EU law (Edward Elgar, 2017), The Actors of Postnational Rule-Making: Conceptual Challenges of European and International Law (Routledge, 2015), A Transatlantic Community of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Institutionalisation beyond the Nation State (Springer, 2018) and the textbook, An Introduction to Law & Global Governance (Edward Elgar, 2018).

She was awarded an Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations in 2019. She is co-investigator in the Marie Curie ITN on EU and Transatlantic Investment and Trade ('EUTIP') (2017-2021) MSCA ITN Grant No. 72191 and lead PI in the ESRC-funded FIC UK-EU-Japan SSH Connections grant, TRILATTRADE. She was recently awarded a British Academy/ Leverhulme Research Grant for the project 'Between Internal Laws and Global Practices: UN Instruments in the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice'. 

She was Associate Dean (International) from 2016-2019 and interim Associate Dean (Research) in 2019.

Areg Navasartian

Areg Navasartian

PhD Candidate, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Areg Navasartian is holder of a Masters in Law and a Specialised Master in European law (both with honours) of the Université libre de Bruxelles. In December 2017, she joined the Centre  as the lead researcher on the e- National Active Charter Training (e-NACT) project, a Horizon 2020 project aiming to foster a common culture of fundamental rights among Member States and to create a better understanding of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union by European judges and practitioners. In the framework of this project, she developed a toolkit for the practitioner who wants to become familiar with the social rights contained in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Since October 2019, she is a teaching assistant at the Centre. Under the supervision of prof. Chloé Brière, she is writing a PhD titled “Promotion of fundamental rights in EU external relations: a legal appraisal in light of the duty of consistency”.

Caterina Benini

Caterina Benini

PhD Candidate, Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth

PhD in private international law under the supervision of Professor Pietro Franzina. The PhD thesis investigates the law applicable to choice of court agreements under the Brussels I bis Regulation.

Richard Rak

Richard Rak

PhD Candidate, University of Vienna

Dr. Richard Rak is doctoral researcher at the University of Vienna, University of Bologna and University of Turin, participating in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate – Rights of Internet of Everything (LAST-JD-RIoE) (Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks European Joint Doctorate) program. He holds a master’s degree (dr. jur.) in Law, postgraduate degree (LL.M.) in European Law, bachelor’s degrees in Economics (specialised in Human Resource Management and in Finance and Accounting) and a Chartered Certified Accountant for Businesses designation. His research project on the 'Internet of Healthcare (Law): Privacy and Data Protection Aspects in an Internet of Everything' focuses on legal, ethical and business aspects of new information and communications technologies in eHealth.

Luigi Lonardo

Luigi Lonardo

Lecturer in EU Law, University of Cork

Visiting Lecturer King’s College London and Sciences Po Paris

24.9.2019-31.08.2020

 

Lecturer in EU Law King’s College London

24.9.2018-24.9.2019

 

PhD IN EU LAW (2015-2020)

King’s College London

Supervisor: Professor Takis Tridimas

Examiners: Professor Govaere and Professor Koutrakos

Thesis: Coping with Distinctiveness: Common Foreign and Security Policy in EU Law 

Irene Agnolucci

Irene Agnolucci

PhD Candidate, King's College London

POSITIONS

Research Assistant, European Network of Soft Law Research (SoLaR – EU Commission funds)
Research Assistant, King’s College London – School of Law
Researcher, Centre of European Law, King’s College London (Collaborated with Professors and Lecturers in drafting the Comments on the Draft Notice on the recovery of unlawful and incompatible State aid)

Research project: EU State Aid Law.

 

Nicola Bergamaschi

Nicola Bergamaschi

PhD Candidate, University of Bologna

Research project: The principle of autonomy of EU law within the context of the dispute settlement mechanisms between investors and States. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Federico Casolari.

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Daniel Segoin

Daniel Segoin

PhD Candidate, Paris II Assas University

European Central Bank, Legal Service, Supervisory Law Division (SSM), Legal Counsel (From 11/2018)

  • Agent representing the ECB before the CJEU;

  • Ongoing work on the litigation strategy of the ECB regarding banking supervision ;

  • Provision of legal advice to ECB banking supervisors concerning the interpretation and application of European legal sources (CRR, CRD IV, SSM regulation and BRRD);

  • Provision of legal advice regarding the “common procedures” (authorization and withdrawal of banking licenses, acquisition of qualifying holding in credit institutions);

  • Ongoing work on the incidence of arbitration in the field of banking supervision 

  • Country rapporteur for France : Draft of Opinions on new French laws and regulations related to the EMU

 

French Ministry for Foreign affairs, Legal service, EU and International economic law unit (11/2014 to 11/2018)

  • Legal advisor and French agent to the CJEU ;

  • In charge of Economic and Monetary Union/Banking Union - Intellectual property – Commercial Policy of the EU (WTO/Investment treaties) ;

  • Drafting Court briefs and Representing the French government before the CJEU regarding the aforementioned matters ;

  • Argued more than 40 cases before the CJUE (list available here);

  • In charge of the first ISDS case against the French government;

  • Represent the Ministry for Foreign affairs in the Council for Literacy and Artistic Property in charge of advising the Ministry of culture on literacy and artistic property issues ;

  • Member of the working group on the extraterritoriality of foreign/US laws

 

French Competition Authority, Office of the President, Deputy European and International advisor (08/2014 to 12/2014)

  • Drafting papers on competition for international institutions (CNUCED, IMF, World Bank,OECD)

  • In charge of answering to requests for information by other authorities of the European Competition Network

  • Preparing the hearing of the President of the Authority in the Parliament or European Institutions

  • Work on the bilateral cooperation with other competition authorities in Europe

  • Prepare French position for the working group of the European Commission on Merger control

Diana Catalina Royero Avila

Diana Catalina Royero Avila

PhD Candidate, Bocconi University

A second-year Ph.D. student with practical and theoretical background due to work experience in home country and an LL.M. awarded in Germany. Currently, conducting research on European law and financial legislation.

Research project: Regulation of financial markets integration between the European Union and third countries. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Paola Mariani.

Lorenzo Grossio

Lorenzo Grossio

PhD Candidate, University of Milano-Bicocca

DOCTORAL RESEARCH PROGRAMME (PH.D) IN PUBLIC, EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL
LAW – University of Milano-Bicocca

Joint PhD programme organised in agreement with the Université Côte d'Azur (Nice, France).

Research project: The proportionality of the offence and of the penalty between EU law and the ECHR legal system.
Supervisor: Prof. Antonello Tancredi (University of Milano-Bicocca)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto

Research activities on EU law within the context of the ongoing project "Covid-19 as an inequality challenge: Testing the EU response".
Scientific Coordinators: Prof.ssa Camilla Borgna (Collegio Carlo Alberto), Prof. Francesco Costamagna (University of Turin
and Collegio Carlo Alberto), Dr. Virginia Passalacqua (Collegio Carlo Alberto).

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Celia Gohier

Celia Gohier

PhD Candidate, University of Rennes 1

PhD Doctorate "Implications of Brexit on the CFP" under the direction of Professors Cécile Rapoport, and Peter Van Esluwege.
Participation in the Cymbreizhh project which studies the relation between Brittany and Wales throught the prism of fishing.

Dominika Furtak

PhD Candidate, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

Research interests
Global governance, EU foreign affairs, European Commission, international aviation, airline alliances,
competition policy, organized interest groups, political entrepreneurship



Anna Pau

Anna Pau

PhD Candidate, University of Pisa

Topic of the thesis: “The European Union and disputed territories”.

PUBLICATIONS

“’Made in Settlements’! Il consumatore europeo deve sapere se i beni sono prodotti in un territorio palestinese occupato da Israele”, Studi sull’integrazione europea, 2020, p. 431 ss. 

(with S. Poli) “La reazione dell’Unione europea di fronte alla crisi del Mediterraneo orientale: tra misure restrittive e la proposizione di ‘un’agenda politica positiva’ alla Turchia”, European Papers, European Forum, 4 November 2020, p. 1 ss.

Julien Miéral

Julien Miéral

PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Law, University of Cambridge, Darwin College (2018-22)

  • Cambridge European Trust Scholar (2018-21)

Tri-national Masters in Comparative Law (Honours - Eucor Scholar), University of Strasbourg (Masters in Law), Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg (LL.M.), University of Basel (Master of Law) (2009-10)

  • Master’s thesis : ‘The Judge, the Habeas Corpus and the Detention of Presumed Terrorists in the Framework of the War on Terror : A Comparative Analysis between the United States and the United Kingdom’

Masters in European Studies and International Relations (Honours), Sciences Po Strasbourg (2005-10)

  • Master's thesis : ‘From London to Brussels: Crossed-Network and Crossed-Positioning on the Evolution of the Foreign Policy of the European Union’

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Head of Industry, Innovation and Legal Affairs, Embassy of France in Germany, Economic Department (2015-18)

  • Legal and trade policy analysis, in particular negotiations of CETA, TTIP and the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (G20-OECD), digital affairs, new technologies, ‘Better Regulation’ programmes

Attaché for Economic and Trade Policies, Embassy of France in Vietnam, Economic Department (2012-14) 

  • Legal and trade policy analysis, in particular negotiation of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, macroeconomic analysis
  • Training received on ‘Emerging Countries’ Economies’ at the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance and the French Ministry of Foreign Trade, June 2013

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Lecture given at the University of Postdam, Centre for Politics and Management, Germany (Executive Masters Degree), ‘The French Better Regulation Policy’ (June 2017)
  • Lecture given at the Free University of Berlin, Faculty of Law, Germany (Bachelors), ‘The Ongoing Proceedings Before the German Federal Constitutional Court and the French Constitutional Council Against CETA: A Comparative Perspective’ (June 2017)
  • Private Tutor, Economics, Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, London (January-February 2011)

 

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Presentation, ‘A Typology of Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in EU Trade Agreements’, 3rd LAwTTIP Young Researchers Workshop, University of Rennes 1 (Faculty of Law and Political Science) (5-7 June 2019)
  • Presentation, ‘Regional Trade Agreements and the Rule of Law: EU-US Comparative Overview of Recent Legal Debates’, 17th Dubrovnik Jean Monnet Seminar, University of Zagreb (Faculty of Law) (14-18 April 2019)
  • Panel speaker, roundtable on ‘The End of Free Trade Agreements?’, Annual Symposium, Paris 8 University (Institute of European Studies), Collège des Bernardins (14-15 March 2019)
  • Presentation, ‘The Amendment of the French Constitution: A Never-Ending Story’, 11th Trinity College Law Student Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin (School of Law) (9 February 2019)
  • Presentation, ‘The CETA, the German Federal Constitutional Court and the Distribution of Competences Between the EU and its Member States’ and panel speaker, seminar/roundtable on ‘The Future of EU Trade Policy: The implications of the CJEU Opinion 2/15 (EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement)’, University of Luxembourg (Faculty of Law and Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law) (19 May 2017)
  • Presentation, ‘The French Positioning on CETA and TTIP’ and panel speaker, roundtable on ‘TTIP and CETA Under Public Pressure – Consequences for the EU and the World Trade System’ (organised by the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, the Institut Français and the Embassy of Poland in Germany), European University Viadrina Frankfurt (29 November 2016)

 

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Book Reviewer, European Law Review (2020-present)                
  • Assistant, Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 (2019-present)
  • Student Assistant, School of the Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Recruitment Project (2019-present)
  • Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal (2018-19)
  • Summer School on Sports Governance, Porto (June 2018)

Fields of research 

European Union law, European politics, trade policy

Rohan Sinha

Rohan Sinha

PhD Candidat, Univeristy of Bonn

WORK EXPERIENCE
University of Bonn Bonn, Germany - Research associate at the Institute for Public International Law October (2019 – today)

  • Conducting research in all areas of international law, European Union law and German public law
  • Teaching classes in German constitutional law and co-organizing seminars in public international law
  • Assisting with the preparation of publications
  • Reporting on German practice in international law

 

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Vienna, Austria - Internship at the Justice Section of the Division of Operations (March–August 2017)

  • Supporting member States with institutional and legislative reform in the areas of criminal justice
  • Providing member States with technical advice on the implementation of the UN international standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice
  • Assisting in conducting trainings for judicial personnel
  • Participating in multilateral conferences and negotiations
  • Contributing to various UN publications on the topics of crime prevention, rule of law and administration of justice

 

Prosecutor’s Office Nuremberg, Germany - Internship with the State Prosecution (September–October 2016)

  • Rotation between the departments for capital crimes, juvenile crime, organised crime and economic crimes
  • Attending daily trials, including appeal hearings before the district court and high court


Federal Supreme Court Attorney Karlsruhe, Germany - Internship with Dr. Christian Zwade (August – September 2014) 

  • Preparation of legal opinions on questions of commercial law, trade law, insolvency law, liability law and capital market law
  • Conducting legal research and analysing relevant case law relating to pending proceedings
  • Preparing arguments for negotiations before the supreme court


Criminal Defence Lawyer Berlin, Germany - Internship with Mr. Steffen Tzschoppe (March–April 2014)

  • Attending criminal trials relating to organised crime and capital crime at the high court, as well as pre-trial hearings
  • Taking part in negotiations with lawyers and prosecutors relating to current proceedings
  • Assisting in the development of defence strategies for individual cases
  • Participating in client meetings, mostly in custody

 

g.Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Passau, Germany
Working Student at Law firm January 2014 – June 2015

  • Assistance with office’s case management
  • Assistance with administrative tasks


PUBLICATIONS

Fanny Schardey

Fanny Schardey

PhD Candidate, University of Heidelberg

International Relations and Foreign Policy
- Supervision: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Harnisch
- Dissertation: Foreign Policy of Central and Eastern European States

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 04/2020 Harnisch, S.; Starystach, S.; Schardey, F.: “Город, село, в унисон!” IPG-Journal: Journal for International Politics and Society.
  • 03/2020 Schardey, Fanny (2020): “Georgia”. Conflict Barometer 2019 [Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research].
  • 03/2019 Schardey, Fanny (2019): “Georgia”. Conflict Barometer 2018 [Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research].
  • 03/2018 Schardey, Fanny (2018): “Georgia”. Conflict Barometer 2017 [Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research].
  • 02/2018 Schardey, Fanny (2018): Review on „Bebler, Anton (Hrsg.) Frozen Conflicts in Europe“, Opladen: Barbara Budrich, 2015. In: S+F Sicherheit und Frieden (2:36).
  • 12/2016 Lapins, Wulf; Schardey, Fanny (2016): „Kosovo will um jeden Preis in die NATO“. IPG-Journal: Journal for International Politics and Society.

 

Tijana Lujic

Tijana Lujic

PhD Candidate, University of Heidelberg

International Relations and Foreign Policy
- Supervision: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Harnisch
- Dissertation: Ontological Security and US Immigration Policy

 

PUBLICATIONS

03/2020 Lujic, Tijana (2020): “Norway-Russia (Arctic)”. Conflict Barometer 2019 [Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research].

03/2019 Lujic, Tijana (2019): “Norway-Russia (Arctic)”. Conflict Barometer 2018 [Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research].

03/2018 Lujic, Tijana (2018): “Norway-Russia (Arctic)”. Conflict Barometer 2017 [Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research].