Panagiotis Takis Tridimas

Nancy A. Patterson Distinguished Faculty Scholar Professor of Law
Chair of European Law, King's College London
(814) 865-8975
242 Katz
Penn State Law

Ph.D., LL.M., Girton College, University of Cambridge
LL.B., University of Athens

Professor Tridimas specializes in European Union and financial law. He is one of the most frequently quoted authors by the European Court of Justice and, on matters of EU law, by English courts. His research covers all aspects of EU law, including, constitutional law, judicial protection, and the substantive law of the EU. He has advised state institutions and corporations in relation to the Eurozone crisis and often given press and television interviews in Europe and the US. He served as senior legal advisor to the European Union and chaired the committee responsible for drafting the treaty of Accession to the EU of the Central and Eastern European States (2003). He is co-editor of the Yearbook of European Law. Professor Tridimas is a barrister in England and Wales and an advocate of the Bar of Athens, Greece. 

“Competence after Lisbon: The Elusive Search for Bright Lines” in The European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon (Diamond Ashiagbor, Nicole Countouris, Ioannis Lianos, eds., Cambridge University Press 2012)

“Financial supervision and agency power: reflections on ESMA” in From Single Market to Economic Union: Essays in Memory of John A. Usher (Lawrence Gormley and Niamh Nic Shuibhne, eds., Oxford University Press 2012)

“Precedent and the Court of Justice: A Jurisprudence of Doubt? in The Philosophical Foundations of EU Law (Oxford University Press forthcoming 2012-2013)

“Constitutional Review of Member State action: The virtues and vices of an incomplete jurisdiction,” 9 Int’l J. Con. L. 737-56 (2011)(doi: 10.1093/icon/mor052).

“EU Financial Regulation: Federalisation, Crisis Management and Law Reform” in The Evolution of EU Law (Oxford University Press 2d ed. 2011)

“Economic Sanctions, Procedural Rights and Judicial Scrutiny: Post-Kadi Developments,” Cambridge Y.B. of Eur. Legal Studies 455-90 (2010-2011)

“Abuse of Rights in EU Law: Some Reflections with Particular Reference to Financial Law” in Prohibition of Abuse of Law: A New General Principle of EU Law? (2011)

The General Principles of EU Law, European Law Library (Oxford University Press 2d ed., 2006)

Continuity and Change in EU Law: Essays in Honour of Sir Francis Jacobs(Anthony Arnull, Piet Eeckhout and Takis Tridimas, eds., Oxford University Press 2008)