Professor of European Law at Ghent University and Director of the European Legal Studies Department at the College of Europe, Bruges.

Law studies at Ghent University (1987). Ph.D at the European University Institute (E.U.I.) in Florence (Italy, 1994).

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Cornell University, N.Y. (USA, 1998).

Visiting Professor, guest-lectures and conferences in the EU and abroad, a.o. European University Institute (E.U.I., Firenze), Cambridge University (UK), Yale University (USA), Columbia University (N.Y., USA), Pittsburgh University (USA), Bond University (Queensland, Australia), Sao Paolo (Bresil), Lima (Perou), La Paz (Bolivia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Budapest (Hungary), Warsaw (Poland), Tunis (Tunesia), Ankara (Turkey).

Publications include, inter alia, The 1992 Challenge at National Level (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1990), The Use and Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights in EC Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 1996), The Oxford Encyclopaedia of EC Law (Oxford University Press, 2005), European Legal Dynamics/Dynamiques Juridiques Europeennes (PIE, 2007), Intellectual Property, Public Policy and International Trade (PIE, 2007), Intellectual Property, Market Power and the Public Interest (PIE, 2008), La Fonction Publique Communautaire (Bruylant, 2008), Trade and Competition Law in the EU and Beyond (Edward Elgar, 2011). Also many articles in law journals as well as contributions to edited books.

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