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prof. dr. P. (Panos) Delimatsis

Professor EU and International Trade Law 

Tilburg Law School
Tilburg Law and Economic Center (TILEC)


Panos is Professor of European and International Trade Law at Tilburg University. He is a renowned scholar in the field of regulating services industries and global trade. Since 2011, he is Director of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence of some 40 researchers, the biggest of its kind in Europe, studying the governance of economic activity. Panos leads the research cluster 'Institutions' within the TILEC Research Programme 2018-2023 and co-leads TILEC's work on standardization, competition and innovation. In the academic year 2015-16, Panos was a visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and a Fellow with the Program on International Financial Systems, on research leave from Tilburg University.

In December 2016, he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant (2 million Euros), the most prestigious mid-level personal grant at the EU level, for his research project on the resilience of non-State regulatory bodies and the role of the law.

Panos' current research interests include the institutional and substantive aspects of standardization, financial regulation and energy. His work has appeared in top refereed international and European journals. His most recent research papers are available on SSRN and on ResearchGate and announced on Twitter (@panosdelimatsis).

Panos 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). Recently, he edited 'The Law, Economics and Politics of International Standardization' (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and a Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade (Edward Elgar, 2016).

He studied law in Greece, Germany and Switzerland. Panos has taught EU trade law, EU external relations and WTO law for more than fifteen years and advised governments and organizations on those topics.


Principal publications

  • Delimatsis, P. (2018), 'Global Standard-Setting 2.0: How the WTO Spotlights ISO and Impacts the Transnational Standard-Setting Process', 28 Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, pp. 273-326.
  • Delimatsis, P. (2017), 'The Evolution of the EU External Trade Policy in Services - CETA, TTIP and TISA after Brexit', 20:3 Journal of International Economic Law, pp. 583-625.
  • Delimatsis, P. (2014), 'Transparency in the WTO Decision-Making', 27:3 Leiden Journal of International Law, pp. 701-726.
  • Delimatsis, P. (2012), 'Financial Innovation and Prudential Regulation -  The New Basel III Rules', 46:6 Journal of World Trade, pp. 159-210.
  • 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: 21 January 2019