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P. Delimatsis


Professor European and International Trade Law

Tilburg Law School
Tilburg Law and Economic Center (TILEC)

TILEC 

Expertise

Panagiotis is Professor of Law and Director of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University. In this capacity, he leads the research cluster 'Finance, Trade and Investment' within the TILEC Research Programme 2012-2017. His research focuses on regulatory issues in the service sector, in particular the effects of unduly burdensome domestic regulations on factor mobility. He also has a keen interest and regularly publishes in the institutional and substantive aspects of standardization, financial regulation and energy. Panagiotis has published extensively on international and European law issues in top refereed journals, including the European Journal of International law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Common Market Law Review, the Journal of World Trade and the World Trade Review. He is the author of 'International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations - Necessity, Transparency, and Regulatory Diversity' (International Economic Law Series, Oxford University Press, 2007). He also co-edited two collective volumes, the first on 'The Prospects of International Trade Regulation' (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and the second on 'Financial Services at the Crossroads - Implications for Supervision, Institutional Design and Trade' (Kluwer Law International, 2011).

Panagiotis welcomes PhD proposals relating to the WTO institutional and regulatory aspects, the interaction between the EU and the WTO, and the regulation of services industries particularly in relation to the EU internal market. Topics regarding the current reform of the financial sector and empirical work on institutional practices in international technical standard-setting (ISO and IEC in particular) are equally welcome.

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Publications

Principal publications
  • Delimatsis, P. (2013), 'Transparent Financial Innovation in a Post-Crisis Environment', 16:1 Journal of International Economic Law, pp. 159-210.
  • Delimatsis, P. (2012), 'Financial Innovation and Prudential Regulation: The New Basel III Rules', 46:6 Journal of World Trade, pp. 1309-1342.
  • Delimatsis, P. (2011), 'The Fragmentation of International Trade Law', 45:1 Journal of World Trade, pp. 87-116.
  • Delimatsis, P. (2010), '"Thou Shall Not... (Dis)Trust": Codes of Conduct and Harmonization of Professional Standards in the EU', 47:4 Common Market Law Review, pp. 1049-1087.
  • Delimatsis, P. and P. Sauvé (2010), 'Financial Services Trade After the Crisis: Policy and Legal Conjectures' 13:3 Journal of International Economic Law, pp. 837-857.

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

 

News

New Publications

December 2013: My paper on institutional transparency in the WTO, which is part of a book project on transparency in international law edited by Andrea Bianchi (Graduate Institute, Geneva) and Anne Peters (University of Basel), has been published by Cambridge University Press. You can find the abstract and an early version here. My related work on transparency in the WTO decision-making is forthcoming in the Leiden Journal of International Law (2014).

December: Just published also another paper on the role of the WTO Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) on public healthcare for a Research Handbook on Health, Environment and the WTO, edited by Geert van Calster and Denise Prévost. You can find the abstract and an early version here; and,

Forthcoming for 2014, a paper on the principle of necessity as a heuristic device in the GATS, as part of a book edited by Hoe Lim and Bart de Meester, to be published by Cambridge University Press. A draft version can be found here.

Recent presentations in Conferences

November 2013: TILEC celebrates its 10th anniversary! On the occasion, I organized an international conference on international standardization and presented a paper on international standards and the WTO TBT agreement. A successful event, now working on the edited volume!

October 2013: I presented a paper on the external dimension of services of general interest in the energy sector at the university of Nürnberg-Erlangen. A draft version can be found here (the edited volume to be published by Springer in 2014).



Education

Oct 02-Feb 06 Ph.D. in Law, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Petros Mavroidis; Title awarded in June 2006)

Sept-Dec 03 Visiting Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, GERMANY

Oct 00-Sep 01 LL.M. in European Law, Institute of European Studies, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, GERMANY

Sep 96-July 00 LL.B. in Law (lic.iur.), Democritus University of Thrace Law School, Komotini, GREECE. Scholarship from the Foundation of State Scholarships (IKY)

Career

Since Aug 2013: Professor of Law, Chair of European and International Trade Law, Tilburg University, THE NETHERLANDS

Since Sep 2011: Director, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University, THE NETHERLANDS

Feb-June 2011: Guest Professor, teaching "Public International Law" and "International Economic Law", University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

Since Dec 2010: Associate Professor of Law and TILEC, Tilburg University, THE NETHERLANDS

Feb-June 10: Guest Professor, teaching "WTO Law" and "EU External Relations", University of Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND

Feb 08-Nov 10: Assistant Professor of Law and TILEC (tenure track), Tilburg University, THE NETHERLANDS

Since March 06: Senior Research Fellow and MILE International Faculty; World Trade Institute (WTI), Berne, SWITZERLAND

Nov 04-April 05: Intern with the Appellate Body Secretariat, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Geneva, SWITZERLAND

Nov 04-Feb 06: Legal Researcher at the International Center for Sports Studies (Centre International d'Etude du Sport; 50%), Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND

Feb 03: Attorney-at-Law, Member of the Lawyers' Bar (on leave since August 2008), Thessaloniki, GREECE

Oct 02-June 06: Research and Teaching Assistant (50%), Chair of European, Public International & WTO Law, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND

Publications

Principal publications
  • Delimatsis, P. (2013), 'Transparent Financial Innovation in a Post-Crisis Environment', 16:1 Journal of International Economic Law, pp. 159-210.
  • Delimatsis, P. (2012), 'Financial Innovation and Prudential Regulation: The New Basel III Rules', 46:6 Journal of World Trade, pp. 1309-1342.
  • Delimatsis, P. (2011), 'The Fragmentation of International Trade Law', 45:1 Journal of World Trade, pp. 87-116.
  • Delimatsis, P. (2010), '"Thou Shall Not... (Dis)Trust": Codes of Conduct and Harmonization of Professional Standards in the EU', 47:4 Common Market Law Review, pp. 1049-1087.
  • Delimatsis, P. and P. Sauvé (2010), 'Financial Services Trade After the Crisis: Policy and Legal Conjectures' 13:3 Journal of International Economic Law, pp. 837-857.

Klik hier voor de uitgebreide publicatielijst (alleen publicaties uit de Tilburg University Repository)

Projects

 

2010-2011: Project on trade liberalization of business services between Switzerland and the EU (jointly with Pierre Sauvé, World Trade Institute, Switzerland).

Since Sep 2009: Project on Transnational Private Regulation (European University Institute, Florence; Tilburg University; University College Dublin) financed by the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law (HiiL); sub-project on transnational private regulation in professional services.

2009-2012: Project on 'The Law, Economics and Policy of Financial Innovation: Selected Topics' (jointly with Wolf Wagner, Tilburg University).

2008-2010: Co-ordinating the final report of the first phase of the Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) on International Trade Regulation, Berne, SWITZERLAND

2008: Lectures during a Specialized Training Programme in preparing, drafting and negotiating FTAs for legal officers of the Attorney-General's Chambers of Malaysia. Module 1 (with Dr. Christian Pitschas): 'Dispute Settlement'; Module 2 (with Pierre Sauvé): 'Drafting FTAs and Trade in Services'. Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

2007-2008: Senior legal expert leading a team tasked with the preparation of a report on trade in legal services between EU and India commissioned by the Indian Ministry of Commerce in the context of the bilateral negotiations for an India-EU Trade and Investment Agreement, New Delhi, INDIA

2007: Lecture on 'Trade in Services and WTO Case Law' during a Multilateral Trade Assistance Project - Vietnam II (MUTRAP II); Trade in Services in the WTO and case law; World Trade Institute, Berne, SWITZERLAND

2006: Junior expert in the preparation of a World Bank project aiming at the creation of a WTO Dispute Settlement Database. Coordinators: Henrik Horn and Petros Mavroidis, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

2002: Legal Consultant for the UNCTAD Technical Cooperation Project on Market Access, Trade Laws and Preferences - Assisting the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries in their preparations for the GATS negotiations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND

Collaboration

Feb-June 2011: Guest Professor (non-resident) teaching 'Public International Law' and 'International Economic Law' (in French), University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

Jan-July 2010: Guest Professor (non-resident) teaching 'WTO law' and 'EU External Relations' (in French), University of Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND

Since 2008: Collaboration within the Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) on 'International Trade Regulation', hosted by the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern, SWITZERLAND

Research supervision

  1. Venetia Argiropoulou, Investor's Rights in Case of Sovereign Default (2014- )
  2. Safari Kasiyanto, Essays on Regulating the Retail Payment Systems (2013- )
  3. Awilo Ochieng Pernet, International Food Standardization and Development (2013- )
  4. Roy Partain, The Problem of Green Success: Protecting the Function of the UNFCCC from potential surplus energy supplies (2014- )
  5. Tasoula Tseliou, Medical Devices and the EU Internal Market (2013- )

Conferences

  • 'Transnational Private Regulation in Professional Services - A Case Study', Workshop on 'Comparing Transnational Private Regulation', European University Institute, Florence, ITALY
  • 'Transparent Financial Innovation in a Post-Crisis Environment', Bi-annual conference of the Soceity of International Economic Law (SIEL), SINGAPORE
  • 'Transparency in the WTO Decision-Making', Conference on 'Transparency in International Law', organized by Andrea Bianchi and Anne Peters, Thun, SWITZERLAND
  • 'Financial Innovation and Prudential Regulation', Conference on 'Post-Crisis International Financial Regulation: Fragmentation, Harmonization and Coordination' organized by the Americal Society of International Law, December 2011, Boston, USA
  • 'Protecting Public Morals in a Digital Era: Revisiting the WTO Rulings in US - Gambling and China - Audiovisual Products', World Trade Forum 2010 on 'Trade Governance in a Digital Era', Berne, SWITZERLAND
  • 'Revisiting Domestic Regulation under the GATS in the Light of the Current Financial Crisis', Conference organized by the Journal of International Economic Law, May 2010, London, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 'Codes of Conduct and Harmonization of Professional Standards in the EU', Modern Law Review Workshop on 'The Regulation of Trade in Services: Trust, Distrust and Economic Integration', organized by the Centre for Law and Governance at the University College London (UCL) and the Centre for European Legal Studies in Cambridge University, July 2009, London/Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 'GATS, Financial Services, and Trade in Renewable Energy Certificates - Just another Market-Based Solution to cope with the Tragedy of the Commons?', Paper presented at the World Trade Forum 2007 on 'The Role of the WTO in the Climate Change Debate', Berne, SWITZERLAND
  • 'Towards a Horizontal Necessity Test for Services - A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action, Please!', Paper presented at the World Trade Forum 2006, Berne, SWITZERLAND
  • 'Domestic Regulations in Services Trade and Regulatory Diversity', NCCR Annual Conference, Berne, SWITZERLAND

 

Teaching


P. Delimatsis teaches the following subjects:

Teaching activities elsewhere

Feb-June 2011: Guest Professor, teaching 'Public International Law' (undergraduate) and 'International Economic Law', University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

Feb-June 2010: Guest Professor, teaching 'WTO Law' and 'EU External Relations', University of Neuchâtel, SWITZERLAND

March 2009: MILE Lecturer teaching 'International Trade in Services', World Trade Institute, Berne, SWITZERLAND

Sep-Jan 2008: Adjunct Lecturer 'International Trade Regulation: Law and Policy in the WTO, the EU and Switzerland', University of Berne, SWITZERLAND

Aug 2008: Lecturer in 'Trade in Services' and 'Dispute Settlement', Summer Academy, World Trade Institute, Berne, SWITZERLAND

April 2007: Lecturer in 'WTO law' (in German), University of Fribourg, SWITZERLAND

Feb 2007: Lecture on the 'Regulation of International Trade in Services - A Study on the US - Gambling Case', Institute of European Studies, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, GERMANY

Other activities

  • Regular peer reviewer for: Oxford University Press (EU Law, Trade Law); Cambridge University Press (EU Law, Trade Law); disciplinary journals (Leiden Journal of International Law-Cambridge University Press), and interdisciplinary ones (Journal of Competition Law and Economics - Oxford University Press; Regulation and Governance - Wiley)
  • Peer reviewer for the various State Science Founda tions
  • Consultant of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) on issues relating to trade in services and EU-Swiss bilateral relations
  • Consultant of the Indian Ministry of Commerce through the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
  • Consultant of the Swiss Football Association on the mutual recognition of diplomas of football trainers between the EU and Switzerland in the light of the EU-Swiss bilateral agreements

Contact details
Room M 536
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 8251
Secretary+31 13 466 8033
Fax +31 13 466 8047
Email p.delimatsis@tilburguniversity.edu

Professor European and International Trade Law
Tilburg Law School
Tilburg Law and Economic Center (TILEC)

Last amended: 15 April 2014

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