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prof. dr. P. Delimatsis

Professor EU and International Trade Law 

Tilburg Law School
Tilburg Law and Economic Center (TILEC)


Panagiotis is Professor of European and International Trade Law at Tilburg University. He also is Director of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence, the biggest of its kind in Europe, studying the governance of economic activity. In this capacity, Panagiotis leads the research cluster 'Finance, Trade and Investment' within the TILEC Research Programme 2012-2017. In the academic year 2015-16, Panagiotis is a Fellow with the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School, on  research leave from Tilburg University.

Panagiotis' research focuses on regulatory issues in the service sector, in particular the effects of unduly burdensome domestic regulations on factor mobility from a comparative perspective. He also has a keen interest and regularly publishes on the institutional and substantive aspects of standardization, financial regulation and energy and more general issues relating to global economic governance. Panagiotis' work has appeared in top refereed international and European journals, including the European Journal of International law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review, the Journal of World Trade and the World Trade Review. His most recent research papers are available here. Most updates are announced @panosdelimatsis on Twitter.

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). His most recent work on 'The Law, Economics and Politics of International Standardization' was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

Panagiotis has been teaching EU trade law, EU external relations and WTO law for more than ten years and welcomes PhD proposals in those areas, in particular topics relating to the regulation of services industries in relation to the EU internal market; comparative takes on the interaction between the EU and the WTO; the EU external action on economic issues; and the WTO institutional and regulatory aspects. Topics regarding the current reform of the financial sector in the EU and globally, and empirical comparative work on institutional practices in private-driven technical standard-setting organizations are equally welcome.


Principal publications

  • Delimatsis, P. (2014), 'Transparency in the WTO Decision-Making', 27:3 Leiden Journal of International Law, pp. 701-726.
  • 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.

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Last amended: 01 May 2016