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Professor Laurence Gormley

Full Title: Professor Laurence Gormley
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 4.2.2020
Call Date: 27.7.1978

Laurence Gormley was called to the Bar in Trinity 1978 and was the Inn’s first Bristow Scholar. He is a Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and was Professor of European Law at the University of Groningen (1990—2019, now Emeritus). Prior to moving to Groningen, he was a civil servant with the European Commission in Brussels. He has been a Visiting Professor at Bonn; Bremen; Bucerius (Hamburg); Leuven, and University College London. He has also been a Visiting Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and the Centre of European Legal Studies at Cambridge.

His principal academic interests are in EU internal market law (especially free movement of goods and tax); customs and trade law; public procurement; judicial protection, and judicial architecture. His extensive publications include EU Law of Free Movement of Goods and Customs Union and EU Taxation Law, both published by OUP, and contributions to volume 52 of Halsbury’s Laws (4th. ed., 1986). He is Joint Editor of Cambridge Studies in European Law & Policy, and is Joint General Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of EU Law. He is on the editorial boards or advisory boards of various journals, including the European Law Review and the Public Procurement Law Review.

Laurence is a Fellow of the European Law Institute, a member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors, and an FRSA. He was President of the European Law Faculties Association in 2015—2016. In 2017, he was appointed an Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau; in 2019, he was presented with a Festschrift: Amtenbrink et al (eds), The Internal Market and the Future of European Integration (CUP).

He enjoys reading (auto)biographies and diaries, having fun with his blond Labrador, and engaging in empirical vinicultural research