Prof. Arjen Meij

Visiting researcher

  • Department:
    Former Visiting Research Fellows
  • Section: Law of the European Union


Arjen Meij has served for twelve years as a Judge and Chamber President at the General Court of the European Union. Previously he was a Judge at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and Judge and Vice-President at the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry(College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven). Mr Meij was GJWiarda Visiting Professor of European public law at Utrecht University in 2009. Currently he is ‘Professeur invité’ for European Litigation at the University of Luxembourg. Meij is also Member of the Netherlands’ Civil Honours Advisory Committee.

As a Visiting Research Fellow he benefits from the academic environment of the Asser Instituut to work on various projects concerning issues of judicial protection in the EU, e.g. the impact on court procedures of EU accession to the ECHR, the organisation of the administration of justice in the General Court of the EU and the question of judicial control on pre-trial investigations of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office to be set up pursuant to Article 86 TFEU.

Recent publications include:

State Aid Cases in National Courts and the European Commission, in:
M.Kovacs, A-S. Vandenberghe(eds), Economic Evidence in EU Competition
Intersentia 2016, 239-248.

The Alleged Mechanical Nature of National Measures Does Not Call into
Question that National Decisions Constitute Implementing Measures under
Article 263(4) TFEU, Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo, Centro de
Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales, Madrid, 52(2015), 1019-1035.

Some explorations into the EPPO’s administrative structure and judicial
review, in: L.Erkelens, A.W.H. Meij, M.Pawlik, The European Public
Prosecutor: An Extended Arm or a Two-Headed Dragon?
, T.M.C.Asser Press
Den Haag, 2014.

Standing in Direct Actions in the EU Courts after Lisbon, in: V.
Kronenberger a.o.(eds), De Rome à Lisbonne: les juridictions de l’Union
européenne à la croisée des chemins, Mélanges en l’honneur de Paolo
, Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2013, 301-312.
Courts in Transition: Administration of justice and how to organise it,
Common Market Law Review 50: 1-12, 2013.

Zoeken naar hiërarchie: is rechtseenheid passé ?, Ars Aequi 2012,

In Search of a Manifest Error: Dutch Complexities Between Certainties
of the Law and Uncertainties of Economics?
, 11 European State Aid
Quarterly (3), 2012, 547-550.

Balancing Object and Effect Analysis in Identifying Abuses of a Dominant
Position under Article 102 TFEU [with Baumé, Tristan], in: J. Bourgeois
and D. Waelbroeck (eds), Ten Years of Effect Based Approach, Proceedings
of the 7th Annual Conference of the Global Competition Law Centre
College of Europe, Brussels, 2012, 157-180.

The Rules of the Game. Party Autonomy in the EU Courts, in J-H. Reestman
c.s(eds), De Regels en het Spel, Opstellen over Recht, Filosofie,
Literatuur en Geschiedenis aangeboden aan Tom Eijsbouts, T.M.C.Asser
Press Den Haag, 2011,  261-273.