Professor Marco Bronckers

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 8837
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Publiekrecht, Europees Recht
Office Address: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 1.28


Curriculum Vitae

Marco Bronckers (1956) is Professor of WTO and EU law at Leiden University. He received his legal education in the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam, J.D. 1979; Ph.D. 1985) and the United States (University of Michigan, LL.M. 1980). In addition, he practices law in Brussels, Belgium since 1990. He started practicing in the United States and then became a member of the bar in the Netherlands, following an internship with the European Commission's Legal Service. Having been a partner in leading Dutch and American law firms, he created his own firm with VVGB Advocaten/Avocats in the summer of 2009. His legal specialties are European law, international trade law, and competition law. He practices before national and European courts, and WTO tribunals in Geneva. He is a regular lecturer at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern (MILE program), and the University of Barcelona (IELPO program). He is an associate editor of the Journal of International Economic Law (published by Oxford University Press), and on the advisory board of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (Lexxion) and Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Kluwer).


For a complete list of publications, since 2000, see the tab "Published work" on this page.

Selected publications

  • Is the EU obliged to improve the protection of trade secrets? An inquiry into TRIPS, the European Convention on Human Rights and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, in 34 EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW 673-688 (Issue 10, 2012) (co-authored with Natalie McNelis)
  • Fair and effective competition policy in the EU: Which role for authorities and which role for the courts after Menarini?, 8 EUROPEAN COMPETITION JOURNAL 283-299 (Issue 2, 2012) (co-authored with Anne Vallery)
  • Financial Liability of the EU for WTO Violations - A legislative proposal benefiting innocent bystanders, in 39 LEGAL ISSUES OF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION 399-418 (Issue 4, 2012) (co-authored with Sophie Goelen)
  • WTO Regulation of Subsidies, in EU STATE AIDS 210-233 (Hancher, Ottervanger & Slot eds, Sweet & Maxwell, 4th ed., 2012) (co-authored with Gary Horlick & Ravi Soopramanien)
  • TRADE AND COMPETITION LAW IN THE EU AND BEYOND, 502 pages (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, 2011) (various authors; co-edited with Inge Govaere and Reinhard Quick)
  • No Longer Presumed Guilty? - The Impact of Fundamental Rights on certain Dogmas of EU Competition Law, 44 WORLD COMPETITION 535-570 (No. 4, 2011) (co-authored with Anne Vallery)
  • Non-Discrimination in the WTO Safeguards Agreement: A European Perspective, in LAW AND ECONOMICS OF CONTINGENT PROTECTION IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE 367-373 (Bagwell, Bermann and Mavroidis eds., Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Legal Remedies under the EU's New Chemicals Regulation REACH: Testing a New Model of European Governance, 46 COMMON MARKET LAW REVIEW 1823-1871 (NO. 6, 2009) (co-authored with Yves van Gerven)
  • A Review of the WTO Regime for Telecommunications Services, in THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION AND TRADE IN SERVICES 319-379 (Alexander & Andenas eds., Martinus Nijhoff, 2008) (co-authored with Pierre Larouche)
  • From 'Direct effect' to 'Muted dialogue': Recent developments in the European Courts' case law on the WTO and beyond, 11 JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW 885-898 (NO. 4, 2008)
  • The Relationship of the EC Courts with other International Tribunals: Non-committal, Respectful or Submissive?, 44 COMMON MARKET LAW REVIEW 601-627 (NO. 3, 2007)

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