prof. dr. G.T. Davies

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Gareth Davies was a barrister in London before being a University Lecturer at the University of Groningen (2000-2007) and then moving to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2007 to the present). In 2006 he was an Emile Noel Fellow at New York University Law School, and in 2014 a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the EUI. Gareth Davies also teaches at Amsterdam University College. He is the co-author, with Damian Chalmers and Giorgio Monti of EU Law (3rd edn, Cambridge University Press, 2014). He is one of the leaders of the European Constitutionalism theme of ACCESS Europe, an Amsterdam inter-university European studies research platform (


European integration, EU Constitutional law, Free Movement of goods and services, EU citizenship, the UK and the EU, Geoengineering.



EU Internal Market Law
Law, Behaviour and the Functioning of Markets
EU Anti-Discrimination Law
EU Law (Amsterdam University College)
Beginselen Europees Recht (werkgroepen)


Gareth Davies participates in the research programme ‘Boundaries of Law’

His research concerns primarily the division of powers between the EU and Member States, particularly in the context of economic integration. He has written on the internal market, subsidiarity, the preliminary reference procedure, and the balancing of interests in economic law. As part of a VIDI project funded by the Netherlands Scientific Organisation from 2010-2015 he examined the constitutional and policy implications of PPM regulation within the EU. He is currently a co-leader of a Norface funded project, TransJudFare, on the impact of the European Court of Justice on national welfare policies. He also participates in the Amsterdam Global Change Institute, and has written on the law and policy of geoengineering (climate manipulation).

He welcomes applications for external PhD research in his fields of interest, and is also available to supervise PhDs via the ACCESS Europe part-time PhD programme (see

Ancillary activities

  • Europacollege | Brugge | visiting professor | 2017-10-01 - present

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Research Output 2007 2019

European Union Law: Text and Materials

Chalmers, D., Davies, G. & Monti, G., 2019, 4th ed. CUP. 1148 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademic

freight traffic

The Internal Market and the Future of European Integration: Essays in Honour of Laurence W. Gormley

Amtenbrink, F. (ed.), Davies, G. (ed.), Kochenov, D. (ed.) & Lindeboom, J. (ed.), Apr 2019, CUP. 852 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

European integration
university teacher
freight traffic

Tough Love in the Internal Market

Davies, G., 2019, The Internal Market and the Future of European Integration. amtenbrink, F., davies, G., kochenov, D. & lindebook, J. (eds.). CUP, p. 15-32

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Does the court of justice own the treaties? Interpretative pluralism as a solution to over‐constitutionalisation

Davies, G., Nov 2018, In : European Law Journal. 24, 6, p. 358-375 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
court of justice
European Law
legal order

Has the Court changed, or have the cases? The deservingness of litigants as an element in Court of Justice citizenship adjudication

Davies, G., 3 Oct 2018, In : Journal of European Public Policy. 25, 10, p. 1442-1460 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
court of justice
social assistance

Activities 2007 2019

ECPR Standing Group on the European Union Annual Conference

G.T. Davies (Participant)
17 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Conflicts between Apex Courts: Questions of Hierarchy or Questions of Meaning?

G.T. Davies (Speaker)
18 Jan 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

National legal assertiveness and eu law

G.T. Davies (Invited speaker)
26 Jan 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Interpretative Pluralism within EU Law

G.T. Davies (Speaker)
15 Dec 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

EU Law and Politics Workshop

G.T. Davies (Participant)
10 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshopAcademic