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Thomas Verellen

Visiting Scholar 2021-2022 (Fall 2021)


Thomas Verellen

Thomas Verellen is an assistant professor of European Union and international law at Utrecht University and a Grotius Michigan Research Scholar and visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School. Verellen received his Ph.D. from KU Leuven. Verellen is an expert in EU and comparative foreign relations law and has a particular interest in the impact of geopolitical change on the governance of EU trade and investment policy.

At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Verellen will work on the book version of his dissertation on comparative foreign relations federalism. This book will be published in 2022 as part of Oxford University Press' Comparative Constitutionalism Series. He will also start a comparative research project focusing on legal and political accountability mechanisms in EU and U.S. trade and investment policy.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Assistant Professor of European Union and International Law, Utrecht University
  • Visiting Scholar 2021-2022, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University


  • European Union Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • International Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Foreign Relations Federalism
  • Foreign Relations Law


Verellen, T. (2021). ‘When Integration by Stealth meets Public Security: The EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation.’ Legal Issues of Economic Integration, 48(19).

Verellen, Thomas. (2021). ‘In the Name of the Rule of Law? CJEU Further Extends Jurisdiction in CFSP (Bank Refah Kargaran).’ European Papers - A Journal on Law and Integration, 6(17).

Verellen, Thomas. (2020).’European Sovereignty Now? A Reflection on What It Means to Speak of “European Sovereignty”.’ European Papers - A Journal on Law and Integration, 5(307).

Other Affiliations

  • Michigan Grotius Research Scholar & Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School