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Panagiotis Delimatsis


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Research interests

Panos is Professor of European and International Economic Law at Tilburg University since 2013. 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 co-leads the research cluster on 'Institutions' within the TILEC Research Program 2018-2023 and 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.


Since Aug 2015: Fellow, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School, USA

Since Feb 2014: Gastprofessor (visiting professor), Europa-Institut, University of Saarland, GERMANY

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


My teaching focuses on the EU trade law (as reflected in the functioning of the EU internal market) and the role of the EU as a leading global actor. Global trade law complements my main teaching tasks. I use comparative law methods in my teaching and take a case-law-based approach during my lectures and seminars. I am particularly interested in deciphering the normative force of soft law and the rules of private ordering regimes inspired by the law and economics literature.

Current courses

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PhD supervision

PhD Supervisees
  1. Venetia Argiropoulou, Investor's Rights in Case of Sovereign Default (2014-2018)
  2. Elena Aydos, Who is not Paying the Carbon Price? THe Subsidisation of Heavy Polluters undder Emissions Trading Schemes (2013-2016)
  3. George Comnenus, Protectionism in the Era of Globalization: The Misuse of Anti-Dumping Instruments from a European Perspective (2014-)
  4. Olia Kanevskaia, International Aspects of Standardization: A Comparative Study of International Standard-Setting Procedures of the Organized International Standard-Setting Bodies and Private Consortia (2015-)
  5. Safari Kasiyanto, Essays on Regulating the Retail Payment Systems (2013- 2016)
  6. Awilo Ochieng Pernet, International Food Standardization and Development (2013-)
  7. Piergiuseppe Pusceddu, International Standardization and Economic Governance in the ICT Sector: an Asian Perspective (2017-)
  8. Olga Hrynkiv, Revisiting the Scope of the Security Exception under WTO and Investment Law (2018-)
  9. Shanya Ruhela, The Resilience of Standard-Setting Bodies in Finance: the Case of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (2018-)
  10. Zuno Verghese, The Resilience of Standard-Setting Bodies in ICT Standardization: Crises and Evolution (2018-)


  • Comparative Law
  • International Law
  • WTO
  • Climate Change
  • International Financial Markets
  • External Relations Of The Eu
  • European Law
  • Law And Economics
  • Eu Internal Market Law
  • International Trade
  • Standardisation
  • Regulation
  • Brexit
  • Renewable Energy
  • Service Industry

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Research Output 2006 2019

At the service of market integration in the EU: From Sacchi to Uber

Delimatsis, P., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/siteOther research output

Open Access

Subsidies and investment promotion reaching new heights in the aviation sector: The US - tax incentives dispute

Delimatsis, P. & Buzard, K., 2019, In : World Trade Review. 18, 2, p. 327-351 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

air traffic
import substitution

When disruptive meets streamline: International standardization in blockchain

Delimatsis, P., 2019, Blockchains, smart contracts, decentralised autonomous organisations and the law. Hari, O., Kraus, D. & Obrist, T. (eds.). Edward Elgar, p. 83-100 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Exit, voice and loyalty: Strategic behaviour in IEEE

Kanevskaia, O. & Delimatsis, P., 2018, EURAS proceedings 2018: Standards for a smarter future. O'Connor, R. & Jakobs, K. (eds.). Verlag Mainz, p. 86-106 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

From Sacchi to Uber: 60 years of services liberalization, ten years of the services directive in the EU

Delimatsis, P., 28 Dec 2018, In : Yearbook of European Law. 37, p. 188-250 63 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

court of justice
case law

Activities 2009 2019

Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (External organisation)

Panagiotis Delimatsis (Chair)
11 Sep 201912 Sep 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Research and Innovation Foundation (External organisation)

Panagiotis Delimatsis (Chair)
9 Oct 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Trade in services inquiry - oral evidence

Panagiotis Delimatsis (Speaker)
8 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Agreements on trade in services – Twenty-five years after GATS

Panagiotis Delimatsis (Speaker)
14 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

European Research Council (ERC) (External organisation)

Panagiotis Delimatsis (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Press / Media

Is het einde van de globalisering in zicht?

Panagiotis Delimatsis


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Prizes / Recognition