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Professor Holger  Hestermeyer
Holger Hestermeyer

Professor Holger Hestermeyer

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Co-Director of CIGAD

Professor of International and EU Law.

Research subject areas

  • Law

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Holger Hestermeyer is the Co-Director of the Centre for International Governance and Dispute Resolution (CIGAD) and Professor of International and EU Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. He has published widely in the areas of international, EU and constitutional law and won an Otto Hahn Medal, an Otto Hahn Award and, most recently, a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for his research.

Holger advises on international and EU law, has served as a Specialist Adviser to the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee and the EU Select Committee of the House of Lords and is a past Co-executive Vice President of the Society of International Economic Law. Before joining King's College London, Holger was a Référendaire at the Court of Justice of the EU and a research group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute in Heidelberg.

Holger has given expert testimony to parliamentary committees of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Scottish Parliament and the German Bundestag, is frequently cited in the domestic and international media and has appeared on the BBC and Euronews. Holger speaks German, Italian, Spanish and French and is admitted to the New York and German bars.

He spends much of his spare time losing at board games against his two kids and his wife.

Research interests

  • International Law
  • European Law
  • Constitutional and Public Law
  • Comparative Law


International Dispute Resolution, International Law, European Union Law