Vassilis Hatzopoulos

DRT Louvain-La-Neuve


Vassilis Hatzopoulos is full Professor of EU Law and Policies at the Panteion University, Athens. Previously, he was Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace, where he served as Chair of his Department and then Dean of his School. Between 2016 and 2020, he has been Provost of the European Law and Governance School of the EPLO. He is a visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium).
His research interests cover EU institutional law and governance, the EU internal market with a special focus on service liberalisation and the provision of services of general economic interest, state aid and public procurement, and EU asylum and immigration law. He has published five monographs on the principle of mutual recognition in the internal market (in French, Bruylant/Sakkoulas, 1999), on domain names (in Greek, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2001, with V, Tountopoulos), on the doctrine of essential facilities under EU competition law (in Greek, Sakkoulas, 2002), on the regulation of services in the EU (in English, OUP, 2012) and on the collaborative economy and EU law (in English, Hart, 2018). He has also published over a hundred articles and case notes in English, French and Greek, in all the major EU-related reviews and periodicals and in edited volumes. His long-standing interest in services translates into dozens of articles as well as several consultations, both institutional and private, in this area.
He has a longstanding experience as a lawyer, practising before the highest national courts and the Court of Justice of the EU. He has consulted i.a. the Greek Government (on the OECD-led regulatory reform and the Lisbon Strategy benchmarking), the EU Commission (on the Services Directive) and the European Parliament (on EU patients’ rights). He has also served as the Commission’s agent in several state aid cases before the Court, a field in which he is also active academically.


  • Mercredi 29 novembre 2023 de 16h15 à 18h15 (MONT 04) : Freedom to provide services and the sharing economy | Internal Market Law [LDREU2206]

  • Jeudi 30 novembre 2023 de 10h45 à 12h45 (MORE 54) : Le renforcement des obligations de transparence des administrations nationales sous l'effet du droit UE | Administrations et intégration européenne [LETAT2203]


  • Mardi 28 novembre 2023 de 12h30 à 14h (LECL B290) : Les contours à géométrie variable du droit de l'Union : la jurisprudence de la Cour de justice sur la notion d'activité économique | Séminaire