Daniel Sarmiento is Editor-in-Chief of EU Law Live and Professor of EU Law at the University Complutense of Madrid. He is also a lawyer in an international law firm in Spain and a frequent speaker and contributor on EU Law matters.
He was an advisor at the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency (2004-2006), a legal counsel in the Spanish Supreme Court (2006-2007) and a legal secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Union, in the chambers of Advocates General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer and Cruz Villalón.
He is the author and editor of several books as well as of multiple articles on EU Law. From 2015 to 2019 he edited Despite our Differences, a leading blog covering legal issues of European integration.
His main fields of expertise in EU law are institutional law, human rights, procedural law and public economic law.
Anjum Shabbir is an Assistant Editor and Legal Reporter at EU Law Live and a UK-EU lawyer.
Previously, she worked at an international law firm in Spain (2019), the Court of Justice of the European Union (2016-2019), law firms in London (2014-2016), legal NGOs (2012-2013), and as a lecturer of law at the University of Maastricht (2010-2012). For five years she worked concurrently as an associate and legal language editor at the Maastricht Journal of European Comparative Law (2011-2016). She has lived and worked in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Spain.
She has worked and studied in a wide range of legal fields including data protection law, intellectual property law, environmental law, tax law, competition law, employment law, extradition law, immigration law, public law and human rights law,
and UK family and housing law.
Anjum completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London, the Graduate Diploma in Law at Nottingham Law School, and an LLM in European Law at the University of Maastricht.
Dolores Utrilla is an Associate Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. She collaborates with EU Law Live as an external Assistant Editor.
Previously, she served as a legal advisor at the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency, and she conducted research stays in Germany (University of Hamburg, 2010-2011), the United States (University of Georgetown, 2016), and Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg, 2017).
Her main fields of expertise are (EU) Administrative Law, Public Economic Law, Human Rights Law, and Multilevel constitutionalism. She has taught public law in graduate and postgraduate programs from 2011 onwards. An updated list of her main publications is
Dolores Utrilla holds a PhD in Law from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (2004). She had formerly graduated from the European Academy of Public Law (LLM, 2009) and the University of Castilla-La Mancha (LLM in European Law, 2010, and Law degree, 2008). She is a member of the Research Network on EU Administrative Law (ReNEUAL) and of the Transnational Administrative Law Network.
Trajan is a Spanish-American final-year student at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he is pursuing a Joint Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Science. He also spent a year at Utrecht University studying under an Erasmus+ scholarship.
He participated in the European Law Moot Court representing his university, where he obtained the ‘Ole Due’ Award for Best Pleader and, along with his team, the Best Written Pleadings Award.
Prior to working at EU Law Live, Trajan interned at an international commercial law firm in Spain. He has also worked as a contributor for a Spanish media outlet specialised in current global affairs and in a global startup providing cloud-based management services for student-run events.
He is interested in all areas of EU law, especially in trade, tax, the internal market, IP and fundamental rights.