Dr. Michael De Boeck is a doctor-assistant at the European Legal Studies department of the College of Europe.

He holds a master of laws from the University of Ghent (Belgium, magna cum laude, 2013) and Vanderbilt University (USA, Honors, 2014).He is a licenced attorney at the Bar of Ghent, Belgium and the Bar of New York. From 2015 to 2020 he was a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg, where he prepared a joint PhD on the relationship between international investment law and EU law, which he defended successfully in July 2020 at Ghent University. His research interests focus on EU trade & investment law and the constitutional development of the European Union.

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