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prof. dr. L.W. Gormley, MA MSc

Emeritus Professor of European Law
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Laurence Gormley is Emeritus Professor of European Law. He was the third holder of the Chair of European Law in the Faculty of Law at Groningen (succeeding Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst and Christiaan Timmermans), from 1 September 1990 to 2 November 2019. Between 1995 and 2019 he also held a Jean Monnet Chair, and from 1999 to 2019 he led the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Groningen.

Laurence is a Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, and a Bencher of Middle Temple, London.

He has published extensively on EU law, particularly in the areas of the free movement of goods; the internal market; customs law; taxation; public procurement; judicial protection and judicial architecture. His books include: Prohibiting Restrictions on Trade within the EEC (North Holland, 1985); EU Taxation Law (Oxford University Press, 2005), and EU Law of Free Movement of Goods and Customs Union (Oxford University Press, 2009).  

In April 2019 he was presented with a Festschrift: Amtenbrink et al. (eds), The Internal Market and the Future of European Integration (Cambridge University Press, 2019, 854 pp.).

Laurence was the first chairman of the Dutch Association for Procurement Law (of which he is now an Honorary Member (Erelid)). In 2015-2016 he was President of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA). He is a Fellow of the European Law Institute; a member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors, and an FRSA. He is an Emeritus Member of the Society of Legal Scholars. He has been a Visiting Professor at, inter alia, University College, London; Bremen; Bonn, and Leuven, and a Visiting Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and the Centre of European Legal Studies at Cambridge.

He is a member of the Editorial or Advisory Boards of myriad Law Reviews, and is Joint Series Editor of Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy (with Professor Jo Shaw (Edinburgh) and Professor Mark Dawson (Hertie)); Laurence is also Joint General Editor, with Professor Kai Purnhagen (Bayreuth) and Professor Sacha Garben (College of Europe), of the Oxford Online Encyclopedia of EU Law, which is in the course of preparation.

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