Professor Demaret was Rector of the College of Europe from 2003 to 2013, and “professeur extraordinaire” at the University of Liège. Professor Demaret was the Director of Legal Studies at the College of Europe from 1981 to 2003.
Professor Demaret holds a Docteur en droit from University of Liège, an LL.M. from Columbia University, and a J.S.D. from U.C. Berkeley.
His current and past teaching subjects include: European economic law (University of Liège and College of Europe); Comparative economic law: EC-US (University of Liège); the external dimension of the EC internal market (University of Liège).
His publications are mainly in the field of European Community law (European intellectual property law, European competition law, free movement of goods, Free movement of persons, Common commercial policy) and International Trade Law (Regional Integration Agreements/GATT/WTO). In 1999, he was awarded a Robert Schuman professorship at Peking University (EU-China Higher Education cooperation programme). He served on two WTO panels.