Members of the Editorial Board
Data, Tech & IP
Dr Maja Brkan is Associate Professor of EU Law at Maastricht University. She is also Associate Director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law and Associate Editor of the European Data Protection Law Review. Before joining the Law Faculty at Maastricht University in 2013, she worked as a legal advisor (référéndaire) for two Slovenian members of the Court of Justice of the EU.
Her current research focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of the EU fundamental rights, on the interplay between EU fundamental rights and new technologies as well as on questions of data protection and privacy. In her work, she further explores the impact of new technologies, in particular artificial intelligence, on the European democracy and freedom of elections.
Maja regularly acts as a peer-reviewer for top EU legal journals, is a recipient of the Slovenian prize ‘Young lawyer of the year 2007’, and holds a prestigious Diploma of the Academy of European Law from the European University Institute in Florence.
She is the co-author of the core textbook on EU law in Slovenian (together with Professor Verica Trstenjak), an author of a monograph on EU external relations and an editor of two edited volumes.
Banking, Finance & Euro
René Repasi is Professor of Law on the Chair on Public and Private Interests at the Erasmus School of Law, and Director of the Erasmus Centre for Economic and Financial Governance. His main field of expertise is EU Economic Law, in particular, the law of the Economic and Monetary Union and the Banking Union. He also conducts research on the legal implications of ‘Brexit’ and the future relationship between the EU and the UK.
Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the Erasmus School of Law (2014-2020), and Assistant Professor at the University of Heidelberg (2007 – 2014), and joined the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance (EURO-CEFG) of the Universities of Leiden, Rotterdam and Delft as scientific coordinator (2014).
His publications include Wirkungsweise des unionsrechtlichen Anwendungsvorrangs im autonomen IPR, Mohr Siebeck 2018M ‘Judicial Protection against austerity measures in the Euro area’ (2017) 54, Common Market Law Review; ‘European Parliament and National Parliaments’ in Fabian Amtenbrink and Christoph Herrmann (eds), Oxford Handbook on the Law of Economic and Monetary Union, OUP 2020; and Legal options and limits for the establishment of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme, Publications Office of the European Union, 2017.
René has degrees in law from the Universities of Heidelberg and Montpellier.
Banking, Finance & Euro
Marco Lamandini is Full Professor (Chair) of Commercial Law at the University of Bologna, where he teaches European Financial Regulation and International and European Company Law. He is also a Vice-Chair of the Academic Board of the European Banking Institute (EBI), and a Member of the Academic Board of the European Capital Market Institute (ECMI).
Alongside those roles, he is the Chair of the Board of Appeal of the European System of Financial Supervisors (ESFS) and a sitting member of the Appeal Panel of the Single Resolution Board (SRB). From 2014 to 2018 he has been a member of ICLEG, the European Commission Expert Group on Company Law.
Marco wrote (with David Ramos Muñoz) ‘EU Financial Law. An Introduction’ (Wolters Kluwer, 2016), and several books and articles in international and national journals in the field of EU and national company, banking and securities law.
Tax / Internal Market
Adolfo Martín Jiménez is Professor (full-tenure) of Tax Law at the University of Cádiz (Spain) and held the EU Commission Jean Monnet Chair (2014-2018) on EU Tax Law. He specialises in international taxation, including transfer pricing, and EU tax law.
He is often invited as a speaker to international tax events in different countries around the world, including academic or professional conferences (e.g. IFA, IBFD, EATLP).
He has broad practical experience in transfer pricing, international taxation and EU tax law and frequently acts as a consultant for multinational groups, law firms, tax authorities and states and participates in the works of international organisations (EU, UN, OECD). Since June 2018, he has been the chairman of the European Association of Tax Law Professors.
Adolfo and is author and co-author of several books and more than 70 articles in these fields.
Some of his most recent publications include: The External Tax Strategy of the EU in a Post-BEPS Environment, Amsterdam: IBFD, 2019; “Recent Developments on the Nexus Rules to Tax Business Profits at Source: Unilateralism in Multilateralism Clothes?” in Lang, Petruzzi, Storck, Transfer Pricing Developments Around the World, Deventer: Wolters Kluwer, 2019; Taxation of Royalties and Technical Services in Vann (ed.), Global Tax Treaty Commentaries, Amsterdam: IBFD, 2019; “Controversial Issues on the Concept of Tax in Tax Treaties”, in Arnold (ed.), Tax Treaties After the BEPS Project, Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2018).
He has a PhD from the European University Institute and an LL.M. (University of Wisconsin, US).
External Relations & Trade
Isabelle Van Damme is Counsel at the law firm Van Bael & Bellis in Brussels, advising on WTO law, EU law and public international law. Her clients include governments as well as individuals, and she has advocated before international courts. In particular, at the Court of Justice she has acted as counsel in a wide ambit of cases, including matters relating to Brexit, EU tobacco legislation, trade remedies, sanctions, and cases involving the relevance of the international law status of disputed territories under EU law.
Isabelle previously worked as a référendaire in the chambers of Advocate General Sharpston at the CJEU, at a Geneva-based firm specialised in WTO law, and also taught at Clare College, University of Cambridge.
Among a wide range of publications on WTO law, EU law and public international law, she also has a monograph on Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body (OUP). She is currently working on a second edition of The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (OUP) and a commentary on the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement (CUP).
She has degrees from the University of Ghent, Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Cambridge.
Institutional Law Justice & EU Litigation
Araceli Turmo is Senior Lecturer in EU Law at the University of Nantes. She specialises in EU procedural law and EU criminal law. She has recently focused on topics such as the interaction between EU and national procedural law, ne bis in idem, mutual trust in EU criminal law and the status of the Catalan language in EU law.
Her recent publications include “Immutabilité des actes juridictionnels et droit de l’Union européenne: poursuite de l’exploration des mécanismes nationaux de révision et de réexamen par la Cour de justice”, RAE 2019, 3; L’« Europe des valeurs communes » et la confiance mutuelle dans le droit de l’Union européenne : Analyse de l’impact de la résistance nationale à un récit judiciaire européen », in Bailleux, Bernard (eds), Les récits judiciaires de l’Europe, Bruylant, 2019; “La efectividad del derecho de la Unión Europea como motivo de protección de la cosa juzgada nacional. Nota sobre la sentencia de 24 de octubre de 2018, XC y otros”, RDCE 2019, n° 63, 599, and A Dialogue of Unequals – The European Court of Justice Reasserts National Courts’ Obligations under Article 267(3) TFEU, EuConst 2019/2, 340′.
Araceli has a PhD on the topic ‘Res Judicata in EU Law’ (University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)).
Data, Tech & IP
Ana Ramalho is a Copyright Counsel at Google and an invited Assistant Professor at Leiden University, with policy and legal expertise in the field of intellectual property (IP) and European law. Ana is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of World Intellectual Property.
Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Maastricht University, where she founded and directed the Indie Art Legal Clinic, a pro bono legal advice service for artists and cultural entrepreneurs.
Throughout her career, she has taken on commissioned research and consultancy on a range of international and European IP topics for several private and public institutions, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Patent Office, and several EU institutions. She is the recipient of numerous competitive intellectual property grants and fellowships, such as the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet activity, the fellowship Researcher Invitation Programme from the Institute of Intellectual Property of Japan, or the World Universities Network Research Mobility Award.
She has also published extensively on IP law and policy. Her publications have been distinguished and referenced in court cases by Courts of Appeal in Portugal, and translated into other languages due to their topicality. Her current research interests include copyright-related issues in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), and IP regulatory aspects of new technologies and virtual realities.
Ana has been a guest lecturer and/or speaker at numerous foreign universities in Australia, Japan, China, FYROM, the UK, Portugal, Brazil, Italy and France.
Ana holds a PhD in Copyright and European Law (University of Amsterdam), a Research Master in IP Law (University of Lisbon), an LL.M. in IP and Competition Law (Munich Intellectual Property Law Center) and a 5-year advanced LL.B. (University of Lisbon).
Competition & State Aid
Juan Jorge is Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of EU and International Law at the University of Murcia (Spain), and a consultant to several public institutions such as the World Bank in competition and state aid law and policy. He is also the country correspondent for Spain for the specialised journal European State Aid Law Quarterly.
He previously worked for the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels, focusing on EU competition, trade and state aid law (2007 – 2009), and for the European Commission (DG Competition, 2006).
He has an extensive list of publications in international journals and publishing houses on International and EU Law, particularly in the field of Competition and State aid law. His doctoral thesis was published by Oxford University Press under the title “The Concept of State Aid under EU Law: From internal market to competition and beyond” (2015).
Juan Jorge Piernas López holds a PhD. in Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy, 2013). He had formerly graduated from Harvard University (LL.M., Harvard Law School, USA 2007), the College of Europe (Master in Advanced European Studies, Natolin, Poland 2009) and the University of Murcia (Law degree, Spain, 2003).
Consumer, Environment & Health
Maria Weimer is Associate Professor in EU law at the University of Amsterdam, as well as a senior researcher at both the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG) and the interdisciplinary Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES). She is also the deputy editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (Cambridge University Press).
Her research addresses how governments and international organisations, through law and governance measures, can safeguard public interests such as environmental protection and public health and safety in the context of globalisation, technology and multi-level governance. This research covers the cross-section between the environment, public health, food safety, and agriculture.
She has a wide list of publications, more recently including ‘Risk Regulation in the Internal Market – Lessons from Agricultural Biotechnology’, (OUP 2019); and ‘Risk regulation in the EU internal market – lessons from agricultural biotechnology’ (OUP), and is the editor of the book ‘Regulating Risks in the EU – the co-production of expert and executive power’ (Hart Publishing).
Maria has a PhD from the European University Institute.
Internal Market / Consumer, Environment & Health
Anne-Lise Sibony is Professor of EU Law at the University of Louvain in Belgium. Anne-Lise’s main research interest lies in how scientific knowledge (mainly economics and psychology) is used in the legal sphere. She is currently focusing on behaviourally-informed law making at EU level. She writes about EU internal market law, competition law and consumer law. She is also a member of the editorial boards of European Journal of Risk Regulation, Journal of Consumer Policy, Cahiers de droit européen and Revue trimestrielle de droit européen.
Her publications include Centros and the Internal Market, European Business Organization Law Review, 20/3, pp 407–424; EU Consumer Protection Through the Behavioral Lens, Columbia Journal of European Law, 2017/3, 607-646 (with G. Helleringer); Can EU Consumer Law Benefit from Behavioural Insights? An Analysis of the Unfair Practices Directive, European Review of Private Law, 2014, vol. 22, n° 6, pp. 903-942; Nudge and the Law: A European Perspective, Hart Publishing, 2015, co-edited with Alberto Alemanno; Le juge et le raisonnement économique en droit de la concurrence, L.G.D.J. Paris, 2008.
Anne-Lise graduated from the École Normale Supérieure (Paris), has a degree in law and economics and holds a Master’s degree in Regulation from the London School of Economics.