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Ulla Neergaard

Ulla Neergaard

Professor

 

Personal information 

Title:

Professor in EU Law, Dr. ("Doctor of Laws" from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy).

Education 

 

2011:

University of Copenhagen (DK): Ph.D.-supervision course.

1998 - 1999:

CBS, Copenhagen (DK):
Various courses concerning teaching and presentation techniques.

1992 (September)
- 1998 (January):

European University Institute, Florence (I):

  • Doctor of Laws (Ph.D.) including participation in various research-based seminars (leave of maternity in 1995).
  • Title of thesis: Competition & Competences. The Tensions between European Competition Law and Anti-Competitive Measures by the Member States.
  • Evaluation took place by leading European academics, including professor and (now) judge and vice-president at the European Court of Justice, Koen Lenaerts; professor and (now) president at the Danish Supreme Court, Børge Dahl; and professor Giuliano Amato (has also been the head of the Italian Council of Competi­tion, Italian prime minister, and member of the Convent preparing the European Constitution).
  • Supervisor was professor Christian Joerges, EUI, and University of Bremen.

1991:

Academy of European Law, Florence (I):
Participation in a three weeks summer course at the European University Institute, Florence (I), concerning Community law.

1987 - 1990:

CBS, Copenhagen (DK):
Master of Science Degree in Business Law and Economics (cand.merc.­jur.).

1984 - 1987:

CBS, Copenhagen (DK):
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Law and Economics (HA-jur.).

1982 - 1983:

University of Kansas (USA)
One year of college.

1979 - 1982:

Niels Steensens Gymnasium, Copenhagen (DK):
Danish highschool - Danish Upper Secondary School (mathematical/natural science line).


Professional background - since 1990

2009 - :

Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (DK):

  • Professor in EU Law from 1st July 2010.
  • Professor in EU Market Law from 1st October 2009.

1998 - 2009:

Law Department, Copenhagen Business School (DK):

  • Professor (with special responsibilities) in competition law with particular focus on public distortions of competition, 1st August 2007.
  • Associate professor of commercial law from 1st November 2001.
  • Assistant professor of commercial law for 3 years starting in May 1998.
  • Research assistant professor from 1st March – 30th April 1998.

(Leave of maternity from 30th August 1999 – 8th August 2000. Also leave of absence in autumn 2005).

1990 - 1992:

Kuben Administration A/S, Herlev (DK):
In-house-lawyer.


Membership of boards, etc. (DK)

2014 - 2015:

The Appeals Permission Board (DK): Deputy member (the board deals with petitions for leave to appeal in civil and criminal cases, i.e. second and third tier grants – also includes petitions for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court).

2012 - :

Næstved Museum/Sydøstdanmark Museum (DK): Member of the board of directors.

2013 - 2014:

FIDE (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen/International Federation for European Law - EU): President. See www.fide2014.eu.

2012 - :

The Danish Committee of the College of Europe (Bruge, BE/Natolin, PL): Member.

2011 - :

Danish Association for European Law (DK): President of the board of directors. See www.europaret.dk/. Hereby also involved in FIDE (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen) and in the organisation of the FIDE Congress 2014 in Copenhagen (DK). See www.fide2014.eu.

2009 - :

The Energy Board of Appeal regarding the Act on Energy Technological and Demonstration Programme (DK): Expert member since 22 April 2009.

2008 - :

Danish Society of European Research (DK) - member of ECSA: Member of the board of directors.

2007 - :

Danish Selection Committee regarding admission of Danish Ph.D.-students to the European University Institute in Florence (DK):  Member (Danish University and Property Agency/Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation).

2005 - 2011:

Energy Regulatory Council (DK): Expert member (since 1st February 2005).

2001 - :

Danish Association for European Law (DK): Member of the board of directors.

1999 - :

Competition Council (DK): Expert member (since 1 March 1999).

External (larger) grants  

2013 - 2017:

Partner in the bEUcitizen-project (EU): 'All Rights Reserved? Barriers towards EUropean CITIZENSHIP' supported by the EU Commimssion (FP7 programme). Coordinator is University of Utrecht (NL). See http://jura.ku.dk/english/news/2013/union-citizenship/. The amount given to the entire project is: € 6.5 million; and specifically to the Faculty of Law: € 295.051. In addition a bonus from the University of Copenhagen to Ulla Neergaard's research: DKK 500.000.

2010-2012:

Partner in "European Legal Method: Synthesis or Fragmentation?" (DK): In cooperation with prof. Ruth Nielsen, CBS (DK), and partially Lynn Roseberry, CBS (DK). In total: DKK 1,9 mio from the national research council FSE. See: http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter_centre/institutter/law/menu/forskningsprojekter#BB1

2007-2009

Partner in "EU Law and the Danish Welfare State" (DK): In cooperation with prof. Ruth Nielsen, CBS (DK), and Lynn Roseberry, CBS (DK). In total: DKK 2,8 mio. from the national research council FSE. See: http://www.cbs.dk/forskning/institutter_centre/institutter/law/menu/forskningsprojekter#BB1

Activities concerning organisation of international research conferences, etc.

2014:

"FIDE-kongres 2014", Copenhagen 28 - 31 May (DK): See www.fide2014.eu.

2012:

"Towards a European Legal Method: Synthesis or Fragmentation", 23
November 2012, Copenhagen (DK):
In cooperation with prof. Ruth Nielsen, CBS (DK).

2012:

"Second Meeting in the Nordic Network for European Legal Studies (NNELS)", 5 October 2012, Copenhagen (DK): In cooperation with prof. Caroline Heide-Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen (DK).

2012:

"Aims and Values in EU Competition Law- Wherefrom, Whereto, and Why?", 20 September 2012, Copenhagen (DK): In cooperation with prof. Caroline Heide-Jørgensen, ass. prof. Sune Troels Poulsen and ass. prof. Christian Bergqvist, University of Copenhagen (DK).

2011:

"European Legal Method(s) in a Multi-Layered Legal Order v. Multi-Level Governance", 18 November 2011, Copenhagen (DK): In cooperation with prof. Ruth Nielsen, CBS (DK).

2011:

"Panel: Law, Politics and Public Administration in the EU: Institutional Roles and Relations in EU Governance and Compliance", 30 September 2011, "Yearly “Meeting” in the Danish Danish Society of European Research", Odense (DK): In cooperation with ass. prof. Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, University of Copenhagen (DK).

2011:

"The Role of Social Services of General Interest (SSGIs) in EU Law: New Challenges and Tensions", 12 - 13 May 2011 in Copenhagen (DK): In cooperation with prof. Markus Krajewski, Erlangen-Nuremberg University (DE), prof. Erika Szyszcak, Leicester University (GB), and prof. Johan van de Gronden, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL).

2010:

"European Legal Method", 19 November 2010 in Copenhagen (DK): In cooperation with prof. Ruth Nielsen, CBS (DK) and Lynn Roseberry, CBS (DK).

2009:

"Health Care and EU Law", 1 - 2 October 2009 in Nijmegen (NL): In cooperation with  prof. Markus Krajewski, Bremen University (DE), prof. Erika Szyszcak, Leicester University (GB), and prof. Johan van de Gronden, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL).

2009:

"The Role of Courts in Developing a European Social Model - Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives", 18 September 2009 in Copenhagen (DK): In cooperation with prof. Ruth Nielsen, CBS (DK) and Lynn Roseberry, CBS (DK).

2008:

"The Lisbon Treaty - a Step Towards Integrating Welfare Functions into EU Law?", 29 August 2008 in Copenhagen (DK): In cooperation with prof. Ruth Nielsen, CBS (DK) and Lynn Roseberry, CBS (DK).

2008:

"The Changing Framework of Public Services in Europe", 7 - 9 April 2008 in Potsdam (DE): In cooperation with prof. Markus Krajewski, Potsdam University (DE) and prof. Johan van de Gronden, Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL).

2007:

"The Services Directive: Consequences for the Welfare State and the European Social Model", 23 August 2007 in Copenhagen (DK): In cooperation with prof. Ruth Nielsen, CBS (DK) and Lynn Roseberry, CBS (DK).


Presentations at conferences/workshops etc. at European universities including paper presentations
(limited to more recent years)

2013:

Brussels (BE): Chairing panel at CEEP (i.e. European Centre of
Employers and Enterprises providing Public services) “Symposium on Acquis+ -
Let’s bring the Treaty to life” concerning services of general interest, 30
September 2013.

2013:

Copenhagen (DK): Among others planning and chairing of a two-days meeting of the FIDE board of directors (Steering Group/Comité Directeur), 23 - 24 May 2013 with representatives from approximately 20 countries.

2013:

Helsinki (FI):  Among others presentation of "The Connection of FIDE to the European Law Disciplines in Nordic Faculties" at the seminar: "'EVER CLOSER COOPERATION…' Third Meeting in the Nordic Network for European Legal Studies (NNELS)", 18 April 2013.

2012:

Tallinn (EE): “FIDE XXV Congress Tallinn 2012”, 30 May – 2 June 2012, Presentation of: “XXVI FIDE Congress 2014 in Copenhagen”.

2011:

Leiden (NL): “Autumn conference on European State Aid Law 2011”, organisered by European State Aid Law Institute. Presentation of: ”Comments to Deputy Head Adinda Sinaeve, DG Competition, European Commission, concerning the new rules for services of general economic interest (SGEIs)", 2 December 2011.

2011:

Copenhagen (DK): “European Legal Method(s) in a Multi-Layered Legal Order v. Multi-Level Governance”, 18 November 2011. Presentation together with prof. Marlene Wind of: “Studying the EU in Legal and Political Sciences Scholarship” (published).

2011:

Copenhagen (DK): “The Role of Social Services of General Interest (SSGIs) in EU Law: New Challenges and Tensions”, 12 - 13 May 2011. Presentation of: “The Concept of SSGIs and the Asymmetries between Free Movement and Competition Law” (published).

2010:

Copenhagen (DK): “European Legal Method”, 19 November 2010. Presentation together with prof. Ruth Nielsen of: “Old Truths – Real Truths – Still Truths? European Legal Method in the Case Law of the ECJ” (published).

2010:

Umeå (SE): “Nordisk välfärd möter europeisk marknad – förutsättningar och konsekvenser ur ett rättsligt perspektiv”, 26 - 27 August 2010. Presentation together with ass. prof. Catherine Jacqueson of: ”Liberaliseringen af det danske hospitalsvæsen i et EU-retligt lys” (published).

2009:

Nijmegen (NL): "Health Care and EU Law", 1 - 2 October 2009. Presentation of: "The BUPA Judgment - and Some of Its Implications as to Distribution of Competences" (published).

2009:

Copenhagen (DK): "The Role of Courts in Developing a European Social Model - Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives", 18 September 2009. Presentation of: "In Search of the Role of ‘Solidarity' in Primary Law and the Case Law of the European Court of Justice" (published).

2009:

Leeds (GB): "European Economic and Social Constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon", 4 September 2009. Presentation of: "Services of General Economic Interest under EU Law Constraints" (published).

2009:

London (GB): "Government and Services of General Interest in a Global World", 15 June 2009.  Presentation of:  "SGEIs: The Commission Soft Law and Legislative Approach Including the Treaty of Lisbon" (published).

2008:

Potsdam (D): "The Changing Framework of Public Services in Europe. The Impact of European Law on Financing and Organizing Services of General Economic Interest". Presentation of: "What Is Implied by ‘Services of General Economic Interest' and Related Concepts?" (published).

2008:

Norwich (GB): "Competition Law and Economics European Network (CLEEN) - New Researchers Workshop" at the University of East Anglia. Presentation of "special guest session": "Concessions, Competition, and SGEI: The Changing Legal Framework".

2008:

Copenhagen (DK): Inaugural lecture. Presentation of: "Koncessioner & konkurrence - et EU-retligt perspektiv" (published).

2007:

Copenhagen (DK): "The Services Directive - Consequences for the Welfare State and the European Social Model". Presentation of: "Services of General (Economic) Interest and the Services Directive - What Is Left Out, Why and Where to Go?" (published).

2005:

Oslo (N): "Konkurranseutsetting". Presentation of: "Moderniseringen af art. 82 EF med særligt fokus på offentlige eller på anden vis privilegerede virksomheder" (published in English,, see the following presentation).

2005:

London (GB): "The Sixth Competition Law Scholars Forum (ClaSF)". Presentation of: "Modernising Article 82 EC with particular Focus on Public and Otherwise Privileged Undertakings" (published, also see the abovementioned presentation).

2004:

Copenhagen (DK): "The New EU Public Procurement Directives". Presentation of: "The Concept of 'Concession' in EU Public Procurement Law Versus National Law and EU Competition Law" (published).

Ph.D. Assessments and supervision

 

2013:

Uppsala University (SE): Maria Wiberg’s: “The EU Services Directive –
Law or Simply Policy?” (opponent)

2013:

Bergen University (NO): Herdi Helle’s “Konkurransereglane i EU- og
EØS-retten som skranke for nasjonale styresmakter” (assessment).

2011:

Bergen University (NO): Ronny Gjendemsjø's “Oligopolproblemet. Om anvendelsen av TFEU artikkel 101 og 102 på koordinerte priser i et oligopol” (assessment).

2010 - :

Umeå University (SE)Co-supervisor to the project of Caroline Wehlander.

2009:

Stockholms University (SE): Ingeborg Simonsen's “Legitimacy in EC Cartel Control” (assessment).

2009 - 2010:

Madrid University (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid) (ES)/Copenhagen Business School (DK): Albert Sánchez Graells’ “Competition and the Public Buyer. Towards a More Competition-Oriented Procurement System” (co-supervisor).

2008:

Umeå University (SE): Tobias Indén's ”Kommunen som konkurrent - Kommunalrättsliga befogenheter och konkurrensrättsliga begränsningar” (opponent).

2008:

Stockholms University (SE): Jörgen Hettne's “Rättsprinciper som styrmedel. Allmänna rättsprinciper i EU:s domstol” (assessment).

2008:

Copenhagen Business School (DK): Henrik Andersen's “EU Dumping Determinations and WTO Law” (assessment).

2007:

Oslo University (NO): Tarjei Bekkedal’s “Maktfordeling under en europeisk økonomisk konstitusjon” (assessment).

2005:

Copenhagen Business School (DK): Jan Trzaskowski's: “Legal Risk Management in Electronic Commerce” (assessment).

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