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Professor Takis Tridimas

Professor Takis Tridimas 

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Chair of European Law

Room: SW 1.08



Takis Tridimas is a leading scholar in the field of European Union law. He is one of the most frequently quoted authors by Advocates General of the European Court of Justice and, on matters of EU law, by English courts. He joined King’s College in September 2013. Before then, he was the Sir John Lubbock Professor of Banking Law at Queen Mary College, University of London (2004-2013).


He also served as référendaire (law clerk) to Advocate General Sir Francis Jacobs at the European Court of Justice (1992-1995). He was senior legal adviser to the EU Presidency (2003) and Chairman of the Committee set up by the EU Council of Ministers to draft the Treaty of Accession of 2003.


He has acted as advisor or counsel to many public and private organizations, including the European Central Bank, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the EU Court of Auditors.


Professor Tridimas is also the Nancy A. Patterson Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is, or has been, visiting professor in many universities, including the College of Europe, Bruges, Sciences Po, Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II), and the University of Genova. He is a barrister at Matrix Chambers.

Research interests / Phd supervision

Professor Tridimas’s interests cover the whole area of EU law and focus specifically on judicial protection, constitutional remedies, comparative constitutionalism, economic and monetary union and banking law.

Selected publications

‘Horizontal Effect of General Principles: Bold Rulings and Fine Distinctions’ in U. Bermitz, X. Groussot & F. Schulyok (Eds), General Principles of EU Law and European Private Law, Wolters Kluwer, 2013, pp. 213-232

‘Reflections on Equality: Substantive Values and Policy Outcomes’ in J. Govaere & D. Hanf (Eds) Scrutinizing Internal and External Dimensions of European Law, Liber Amicorum Paul Demaret, Peter Lang, Brussels, 2013, pp. 455-468

Precedent and the Court of Justice: A Jurisprudence of Doubt? in J. Dickson and P. Eleftheriadis (Eds), The Philosophical Foundations of EU Law, OUP, Oxford, 2012, pp. 307-330

‘Competence after Lisbon: The Elusive Search for Bright Lines’ in D. Ashiagbor, N. Countouris, I. Lianos (Eds), The European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon, CUP, 2012, ISBN 978-1-107-01757, pp. 47-76

EU Financial Regulation: Federalisation, Crisis Management and Law Reform
in P. Craig & G. De Burca, “The Evolution of EU Law”, 2nd Ed., OUP, 2011, pp. 783-804

Constitutional Review of Member State action: The virtues and vices of an incomplete jurisdiction, International Journal of Constitutional Law 9 (2011) 737-756

Tridimas and Gari, Winners and Losers in Luxembourg: A statistical analysis of Judicial Review before the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance: 2001-2005, (2010) 35 European Law Review 131-173

The General Principles of EU Law
(2nd Ed., Oxford, 2006)

  • European Union Law
  • Judicial Protection in the EU






























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