mr. A.J. Metselaar

  • Ph.D-candidate
  • State Aid Law


A.J. (Alke) Metselaar LLM graduated from the European Law School at Maastricht University in 2010. During her studies, her research interests were broad, ranging from the functions of comitology to a Master’s thesis entitled “Turkish Delight? A Closer Examination of the Standstill Clause and the Prohibition of Discrimination in the EEC-Turkey Association Agreement”. She has taken part in the honours programme and taught several first-year courses at Maastricht University. Additionally, she has participated in the European Law Moot Competition and gained practical experience during her internship at the department of European law at the Dutch Ministry of foreign affairs. Thereafter, she taught in the first and third year courses European Law at the University of Leiden. Currently, Alke is working on PhD-research at the department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University.

Dissertation and research

Within the context of the profile area Interaction between Legal Systems, Alke aims to examine closely the application of European state aid rules in the Netherlands. Her research, provisionally entitled The Dutch experiment with State Aid Law, focuses in particular on the amendments to the Dutch administrative, fiscal and civil law that have been proposed in order to comply with the European requirements concerning the recovery of state aid. The research covers, among others, the legislator’s (implicit) choices in the proposed amendments and the manner in which they will be applied in practice. The research is supervised by professor W. (Willemien) den Ouden  and Dr. P.C. (Paul) Adriaanse. For more information on the profile area, please visit .  

Last Modified: 20-06-2016