European and Transnational Studies Thematic Group
The European and Transnational Studies (ETS) thematic group brings together a diverse and inclusive team working in areas of European law, international economic law, business law, environmental law, competition law, financial regulation, intellectual property and health law.
It provides a platform for facilitating and promoting the research and policy-related activities of members as well as hosting external scholars and policymakers in related fields at Queen’s University Belfast. The thematic group also acts as a focal point for teaching and research on our specialized postgraduate taught degree programme, the LLM International Commercial and Business Law.
The world-leading research carried out by ETS members is reflected in scholarly publications, externally funded research projects, and a commitment to engaging with local, national, and international institutions. Our members also have a wealth of advisory and consultative experience and a demonstrated commitment to providing objective, technical and evidence driven advice.
Some of the projects our members have recently been involved include:
- Dr Alessandra Guida published a comprehensive analysis of the WTO EC-Biotech case in Trade and Environmental Law Elgar Encyclopaedia of Environmental Law series - Edited by Panagiotis Delimatsis and Leonie Reins
- Dr Mark Hanna has researched and written extensively on defamation law and recently gave evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Finance on the Defamation Bill.
- Marek Martyniszyn conducted an important study, entitled “Developing Country Experience with Extraterritoriality in Competition Law”, in the framework of the UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform
- Professor Chris McCrudden edited a book entitled “The Law and Practice of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol” published by Cambridge University Press. The edited collection included a number of contributors associated with the European & Transnational Thematic Group.
- Billy Melo Araujo is co-investigator in two major ESRC-funded projects: (i) “Governance for 'a place between’: the Multilevel Dynamics of Implementing the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland”; and (ii) ESRC Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy.
- Dr Dieter Pesendorfer has authored a monograph, “Financial Markets (Dis)Integration in a Post-Brexit EU”, published by Palgrave Macmillan. Since 2020, he has been delivering the FinTru Assured Skills Financial Legal Academy, funded by the NI Department for the Economy.
|Gordon Anthony||Gerard Kelly||Clemens Rieder|
|Marek Martynizyn||Carsten Stahn|
|Alice Diver||Chris McCrudden||Liam Sunner|
|Peter Doran||Billy Melo-Araujo||Paulina Wilson|
|Mark Flear||Fionnuala Ni Aolain|
|Giancarlo Frosio||Clare Patton|
|Mark Hanna||Dieter Pesendorfer|
|Robin Hickey||Martin Regan|
Staff Profiles are available here