Professor European and International Trade Law
Tilburg Law School
Tilburg Law and Economic Center (TILEC)
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.
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).
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)
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
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
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
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
Room M 536
PO Box 90153
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Professor European and International Trade Law
Last amended: 15 April 2014