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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. 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 'Finance, Trade and Investment' within the TILEC Research Programme 2012-2017 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' research focuses on the comparative regulation of services industries, issues of transnational governance and the regulation of international trade. Currently, he is interested in the institutional and substantive aspects of standardization, financial regulation and energy, using interdisciplinary methods. 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). More recently, he edited a comprehensive book on 'The Law, Economics and Politics of International Standardization', published by Cambridge University Press in 2015 and a Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade, published by Edward Elgar in 2016.

He studied law in Greece, Germany and Switzerland. Panos has taught 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 very welcome.


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: 20 May 2018