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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 (4th edn, Cambridge University Press, 2019). 

He is one of the editors of European Papers (Europeanpapers.eu)


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



EU Internal Market Law
Problems of market regulation
EU Anti-Discrimination Law
Technology Law


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

Much of his research concerns  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 also participated as co-leader in a Norface funded project, TransJudFare, on the impact of the European Court of Justice on national welfare policies (2014-17).

As well as this, he writes on geoengineering (climate engineering) and climate change.

He welcomes applications for external PhD research in his fields of interest.

Ancillary activities

  • European Papers | Rome | Lid van de redactie | 2019-01-01 - present

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