Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi

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1. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Szilárd Gáspár Szilágyi is a Postdoctoral Fellow at PluriCourts. He holds a PhD from Aarhus University (Denmark, 2015) and a two-year LLM in International Law from Maastricht University (Netherlands, 2011, top 3% of students). He has previously been a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam (Centre for EU Law and Governance, 2015-2016), a Lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences (EU External Relations Law and EU Criminal Law, 2015), a visiting researcher at TMC Asser Institute (The Hague, 2014), a Grotius Visiting Researcher at University of Michigan Law School (2013-2014) and an intern at the EU Commission (2011-2012). During his studies he also spent time at Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, 2010), Stellenbosch University (South Africa, 2011), Utrecht University (Netherlands, 2007-2008) and holds an LLB from Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania, 2005-2009, first class honours). 

His research interests include EU Investment Law and Policy, International Economic Law, EU External Relations Law and the EU's Common Commercial Policy.  

2. COURSES TAUGHT, GUEST LECTURES AND SUPERVISION

A. Academic Year 2018-2019

International Trade Law (LLM), University of Oslo, co-lecturing with Prof. Malcolm Langford

Master thesis supervision at Oslo University

B. Academic Year 2017-2018

Telders Moot Court (2017-2018), coach for the team of University of Oslo (Results: Best oral argument for Applicant, 4th best Applicant, 5th best overall)

International Trade Law (LLM), University of Oslo, co-lecturing with Prof. Ole Kristian Fauchald and Prof. Malcolm Langford

Public Interest Clinic, guest student advisor, New York University/HEC Paris

International Investment Law, guest lecture on ‘The EU’s Investment Court System and a Multilateral Investment Court’, Copenhagen University

C. Academic Year 2015-2016

European External Relations Law (LLM), University of Amsterdam, co-taught with Prof. Steven Blockmans

European Criminal Law (LLM), University of Amsterdam, selected lectures, main organizer Prof. Christina Eckes

European External Relations Law (LLB Year 3), Hague University, course organizer and lecturer

European Criminal Law (LLB Year 2), Hague University, co-organized and co‑taught with Dr. Michael Vagias,

European Law Moot Court Competition, coach for The Hague University’s team with Svetla McCandless (Result: Regional Finals in Athens)

Bachelor Thesis Supervision, Internship Coordinator, Member of the Thesis Review Committee, Tutor at The Hague University

D. Academic Year 2012-2013

European Internal Market Law (LLB Year 3), Aarhus University, course organizer and lecturer

Master Thesis supervision at Aarhus University

Publications

1. Peer-reviewed articles and case notes 

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2018) '‘It is Not Just About Investor-State Arbitration. A Look at Case C-284/16, Achmea BV’, 3(1) European Papers 357-373

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2018) ‘Quo Vadis EU Investment Law and Policy? The Shaky Path Towards the International Promotion of EU Rules’, 23(2) European Foreign Affairs Review 167-186

Usynin M. and Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2018) 'The Rising Trend of Including Investment Chapters into PTAs’, 48 Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2017 pp. 267-304

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2017) 'Binding Committee Interpretations in the EU's New FTIAs', 2 European Investment Law and Arbitration Review pp. 90-133

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2017) 'Transparency, Investment Protection and the Role of the European Parliament', 2 European Investment Law and Arbitration Review pp. 371-411

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2016) ‘A Standing Investment Court under TTIP from the Perspective of the CJEU’, 17(5) Journal of World Investment and Trade pp.701-742

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2016) ‘The CJEU. An 'Overzealous' Architect of the Relationship between the EU Legal Order and the International One’, 2(1) Revista de Drept Constituțional (bilingual English, Romanian article) pp. 44-64

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2016) ‘Joined Cases Aranyosi and Căldăraru. Converging Human Rights Standards, Mutual Trust and a New Ground for Postponing a European Arrest Warrant’, 24(2-3) European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice pp. 197-219

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2015) ‘The Relationship between EU law and International Agreements. Restricting the Fediol and Nakajima Exceptions in Vereniging Milieudefensie’, 52(4) Common Market Law Review pp. 1059-1077

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2015) ‘The ‘Primacy’ and ‘Direct Effect’ of EU International Agreements’, 21(2) European Public Law pp. 343-370

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2015) ‘The Horizontal Direct Effect of EU International Agreements: Is the Court Avoiding a Clear Answer?’, 42(2) Legal Issues of Economic Integration pp. 93-120

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2014) ‘A Look at EU International Agreements through a US Lens: Different Methods of Interpretation, Tests and the Issue of ‘Rights’’, 39(5) European Law Review pp. 601-625

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2013) ‘EU Member State Enforcement of ‘Mixed’ International Agreements and Access to Justice: Rethinking Direct Effect’, 40(2) Legal Issues of Economic Integration pp. 163-190

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2013) ‘What Constitutes ‘Failure to Notify’ National Measures’, 19(2) European Public Law pp. 281-294

 

2. Chapters in Edited Books

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2016) ‘Human Rights Conditionality in the EU's Newly Concluded Association Agreements with the Eastern Partners’, in C Akrivopoulou (Ed.), Defending Human Rights and Democracy in the Era of Globalization. IGI Publishing, ISBN 13 9781522507239

 

3. Blog posts

Lenk, H. & Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2017) ‘Case C-600/14, Germany v Council. More Clarity over ‘Facultative Mixity’?’, European Law Blog < https://goo.gl/BSAvuU>

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2017) ‘A Follow-up to the EU Commission’s Decision to ‘Split’ Trade and Investment Protection’, International Economic Law and Policy Blog <https://goo.gl/8iCsLA

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2017) 'Opinion 2/15: Maybe it is time for the EU to conclude separate trade and investment agreements', European Law Blog < http://europeanlawblog.eu/2017/06/20/opinion-215-maybe-it-is-time-for-the-eu-to-conclude-separate-trade-and-investment-agreements/ > 

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2016) 'ISDS in EU FTIAs. Yes, No, Maybe? A Direct Enforcement Perspective’, European Law Blog < http://europeanlawblog.eu/?p=3444>

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2016) 'International Trade and Investment Disputes. Convergence, divergence and the way forward?', PluriCourts Blog < http://www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/english/blog/szilard-gaspar-szilagyi/adjudicating-trade-and-investment.html > 

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2016) ‘Joined Cases Aranyosi and Căldăraru. Converging Human Rights Standards, Mutual Trust and a New Ground for Postponing a European Arrest Warrant’, ACELG Blog < https://acelg.blogactiv.eu/2016/06/01/joined-cases-aranyosi-and-caldararu-converging-human-rights-standards-mutual-trust-and-a-new-ground-for-postponing-a-european-arrest-warrant/>

Gáspár-Szilágyi, S. (2015) ‘Mutual Trust before the Court of Justice – a view from CJEU Judge Sacha Prechal’, ACELG Blog < https://acelg.blogactiv.eu/2015/11/11/mutual-trust-before-the-court-of-justice-a-view-from-cjeu-judge-sacha-prechal/>

 

4. Presentations and Speeches

‘European Consortium for Political Research, General Conference’, Hamburg Aug 2018 (speaker with Péter Márton)

‘4th CLEER Summer School on the EU’s External Relations’, Centre for the Law of EU External Relations, Brussels 25-29 June (invited lecturer)

‘Who are the Dissenting Arbitrators in International Investment Treaty Arbitration?’ - ‘Geography and Legal Culture on the International Bench’, Workshop, University of Oslo, The Hague 17-18 May 2018 (speaker with Laura Létourneau-Tremblay)

 ‘Building a Multilateral Investment Court: Should Domestic Courts be Co-opted as ‘Investment Courts’ - ‘Workshop on EU Investment Law’, Universities of Athens, Oslo, and European Public Law Organization, Athens, 4-5 May 2018 (invited speaker)

‘Creeping Intergovernmentalism in the EU’s Common Commercial Policy: The Curious Case of Investment Protection’ - ‘National Sovereignty and Regional Economic Integration’ Conference, University of Szeged, Hungary, 3 May 2018 (invited speaker with Péter Márton)

‘The EU’s Cumbersome Investment Law and Policy, and its Effects on IP Protection’ - ‘XIXth EIPIN Congress: Enforcing Intellectual Property in Trade and Investment Agreements: What Safeguards for its Social Function’, Strasbourg, European Parliament, 25-26 April 2018 (invited speaker)

‘Should Domestic Courts be Co-opted as International Courts?’ – ‘Freedom Under Pressure’ Conference, ‘The Uses and Abuses of International Investment Arbitration as a Check on Government Action’, Ghent University, 7-8 December 2017

‘Quo Vadis European Investment Law and Policy? The Shaky Path Towards the International Promotion of EU Norm’ – ‘Modelling Convergence(s) and Divergence(s) of EU in the World’ Workshop, City University London, 23-24 November 2017

‘Should Domestic Courts be Co-opted as International Courts?’ – Roundtable discussion Vienna University, Section for International Law and International Relations’, Vienna University, 6 Nov 2017

‘The Effects of Opinion 2/15 on Member State BITs with Third Countries’ - Pluricourts Investment Pillar Workshop, 20 June 2017

‘The Effects of Opinion 2/15 on Member State BITs with Third Countries’ – ‘The Future of EU Trade Policy: The Implications of Opinion 2/15’ Workshop, Max Plank Institute for Procedural Law, Luxembourg 19 May 2017

‘Transparency, Investment Protection and the Role of the European Parliament’ - iCourts/PluriCourts joint workshop, Lysebu 9-10 Feb 2017

‘Transparency, Investment Protection and the Role of the European Parliament’ - ‘The Role of the European Parliament in the Conclusion and Implementation of International Agreements on International Economic Law Issues' Conference, European Parliament, Brussels 9 Dec 2016

‘Binding Committee Interpretations under the EU’s New FTIAs’ – PluriCourts, Oslo 28 Sept 2016

‘Legitimate Policy Objectives Under the EU’s New Trade and Investment Agreements’ - 2nd Jean Monnet Doctoral Workshop in EU Law, City University London, London 23-24 June 2016 

‘The Investment Court System under TTIP from the Perspective of the CJEU’ - European Law Network (University of Oslo) Oslo May 2016

‘The Investment Court System under TTIP from the Perspective of the CJEU’ - Amsterdam Centre for International Law (ACIL, University of Amsterdam) Amsterdam April 2016

‘A Standing Investment Tribunal: The Commission Trying to Please the ‘Cabbage’ and the ‘Goat’, but what about the Court?’ – ‘The European Union in the International Society and its Contribution to International Dispute Settlement Systems’ Conference, Erasmus +, Jean Monnet Conference, Santander March 17-18 2016

‘EU International Agreements through a US lens’ - Postgraduate Research Conference, Copenhagen 29-30 Jan 2015

‘Alternatives to the Direct Effect of International Agreements in the EU and the US’ - Asser Institute, The Hague Nov 2014

‘The Primacy and Direct Effect of EU International Agreements’ - University of Michigan Law School, EU Law Colloquium, Ann Arbor Oct 2013

‘Member State Enforcement of International Agreements and Access to Justice: Rethinking Direct Effect’ - ‘Rethinking International Law and Justice’ Conference, Istanbul 24-25 Sept 2012

  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd & Usynin, Maxim (2018). The Rising Trend of Including Investment Chapters into PTAs. Netherlands Yearbook of International Law.  ISSN 0167-6768. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2017). Binding Committee Interpretations under the EU’s new FTIAs. European Investment Law and Arbitration Review.  ISSN 2468-7413.  2, s 90 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2017). Transparency, Investment Protection and the Role of the European Parliament. European Investment Law and Arbitration Review.  ISSN 2468-7413.  2, s 371- 411 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2016). A Standing Investment Court under TTIP from the Perspective of the CJEU. Journal of World Investment and Trade.  ISSN 1660-7112.  17(5), s 701- 742 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2016). Human Rights Conditionality in the EU's Newly Concluded Association Agreements with the Eastern Partners, In Christina Akrivopoulou (ed.),  Defending Human Rights and Democracy in the Era of Globalization.  IGI Global.  ISBN 152250723X.  3.  s 50 - 79 Show summary
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2016). Joined cases Aranyosi and Căldăraru: Converging human rights standards, mutual trust and a new ground for postponing a European arrest warrant. European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.  ISSN 0928-9569.  24(2-3), s 197- 219 . doi: 10.1163/15718174-24032092 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2016). The CJEU. An 'Overzealous' Architect of the Relationship between the EU Legal Order and the International One. Revista de Drept Constitutional.  ISSN 2457-8754.  2(1), s 44- 64 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2015). The Horizontal Direct Effect of EU International Agreements: Is the Court Avoiding a Clear Answer?. Legal Issues of Economic Integration.  ISSN 1566-6573.  42(2), s 93- 118 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2015). The ‘Primacy’ and ‘Direct Effect’ of EU International Agreements. European Public Law.  ISSN 1354-3725.  21(2), s 343- 370 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2015). The Relationship between EU law and International Agreements. Restricting the Fediol and Nakajima Exceptions in Vereniging Milieudefensie. Common market law review.  ISSN 0165-0750.  52(4), s 1059- 1077 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2014). A look at EU International Agreements through a US Lens: Different Methods of Interpretation, Tests and the Issue of ‘Rights'.. European Law Review.  ISSN 0307-5400.  39(5), s 601- 625 Show summary
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2013). EU Member State Enforcement of ‘Mixed’ International Agreements and Access to Justice: Rethinking Direct Effect. Legal Issues of Economic Integration.  ISSN 1566-6573.  40(2), s 163- 189 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Gáspár-Szilágyi, Szilárd (2013). What Constitutes ‘Failure to Notify’ National Measures. European Public Law.  ISSN 1354-3725.  19(2), s 281- 294 Full text in Research Archive.

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