Prof. Piet Eeckhout

Piet Eeckhout is Professor of EU Law, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Laws, and Academic Director of the European Institute. He studied law and European law at the University of Ghent, where he also obtained his PhD degree. Before coming to London in 1998 he taught at the University of Ghent and at the University of Brussels (VUB). His research examines the legal effect of WTO law in EU law, the application of EU human-rights standards in national law and means to connecting and integrating legal systems so as to combat legal fragmentation. He is a leading authority in EU law and international economic law. He is the author of “EU External Relations Law” (OUP) and “The European Union's External Action in Times of Crisis” with M. Lopez-Escudero (Hart Publishing). He has also published papers on EU constitutional law, human rights law, internal market law, judicial protection, state aid law, and on various questions of WTO law.