Laurence W. GORMLEY

Prof. Dr Laurence W. Gormley has taught in the Law Department at the College in Bruges since 2004 (having previously taught in Bruges and at Natolin 1993—1999). He was appointed to the Chair of European Law in the Law Faculty at the University of Groningen in September 1990. He also holds a Jean Monnet Chair awarded in 1995 and leads the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Groningen, recognised by the European Commission in 1999.

He graduated from the University of Oxford in Modern History and Modern Languages in 1975 (M.A., 1979); took a M.Sc. in European Studies at the London School of Economics in 1976, and he was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Middle Temple in 1978. In that same year he received the Hon. Sir Peter Bristow Award from the Middle Temple, and held a Rotary Foundation Fellowship at the Europa Institute at Utrecht. He took his doctorate in 1985 at Utrecht, with a dissertation on Prohibiting Restrictions on Trade within the EEC (Amsterdam, North Holland, 1985). After completing pupillage in 1979, and then being a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, he worked as an official of the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels from 1983 to 1990 (dealing with competition; free movement of goods, and public procurement).

Laurence Gormley’s principal publications are in the field of European Union Law, with the main emphasis being in the areas of the free movement of goods; customs law; public procurement; taxation, and the internal market; he has also published a number of articles on the judicial architecture of the EU and judicial review in EU law. He edited and revised the 2nd (1989) and 3rd (1998) editions of Kapteyn & VerLoren van Themaat's Introduction to the Law of the European Communities and wrote the contributions on Customs Union and the Free Movement of Goods and on Taxation in Vol. 52 of Halsbury’s Laws of England 4th. ed. (1986).

His more recent articles include: ‘After the use cases: This sorry state of things entire’ (2012) European Journal of Consumer Law 269—282; ‘Access to Justice: Rays of Sunshine on Judicial Review or Morning Clouds on the Horizon?’ (2013) 36 Fordham Int’l. LJ 1169—1189; ‘Keeping EU Citizens out is wrong’ (2013) 21 Journal de Droit Européen No. 202, 316—320; ‘Third-Country Goods in the Internal Market: Some Issues’, in I Govaere & D Hanf (eds.) Scrutinizing Internal and External Dimensions of European Law (Liber Amicorum Paul Demaret, 2013) 313—323; ‘New Rules in Public Procurement — for better, for worse, or another dog’s breakfast?’ in A.G. Bregman et al., (eds.), Onbegrensde rechtsbeoefening (Opstellen aangeboden aan prof. mr. Dick Lubach), 173—183 (2014); ‘Private Parties and the Free Movement of Goods: Responsible, Irresponsible, or a Lack of Principles?’ (2015) 38 Fordham Int’l. LJ 993—1016; ‘Inconsistencies and Misconceptions in the Free Movement of Goods’ (2015) 40 ELRev. 925—939; ‘Brexit – Never Mind the Whys and Wherefores? Fog in the Channel, Continent Cut Off!’ (2017) 40 Fordham Int’l. LJ 1175—1209, and ‘Infringement Proceedings’, in A Jakab & D Kochenov (eds.), The Enforcement of EU Law and Values: Ensuring Member States’ Compliance (2017) 6578. His books on EU Taxation Law (2005) and EU Law of Free Movement of Goods and Customs Union (2009) were published by Oxford University Press.

He is on the Editorial or Advisory Boards of the European Law Review; the European Business Law Review; the European Journal of Consumer Law; the Irish Journal of European Law; the Irish Jurist; the Journal de Droit Européen; the Liverpool Law Review, and the Public Procurement Law Review. He is Joint General Editor of Cambridge Studies in European Law & Policy, and is Joint General Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of EU Law (in preparation). Laurence Gormley has twice been a co-holder of the Generale Bank Chair at Leuven. Over the years he has been Visiting Professor at University College London; Bremen; Leuven; Bonn; and Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. He has also been a Visiting Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and the Centre for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge, and of the CIEL at the University of Sheffield.

He Chaired the Assessment Committee for Advanced Master’s courses in Law at the Flemish Universities 2006—2007 and has considerable experience in assessment of research programmes and accrediting academic teaching programmes. He has written reports for committees of the Dutch Parliament and for local government, and has been an expert witness on EU law in arbitration proceedings. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of European Law at the University of Birmingham. From 1995—2005 he was Chairman of the Dutch Association for Procurement Law (of which he is now an Honorary Member). In 2015—2016 he was President of the European Law Faculties Association.