21 March 2017

Bottero joins CECS to research cross-border services and Union law

The Centre for Comparative and European Constitutional Studies (CECS) at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen are pleased to announce that Matteo Bottero has joined the Centre as a PhD Fellow, researching European Union law, specifically concerning new issues arising from the phenomenon of posted works, and cross-border provision of services.

Matteo has joined the Faculty to work on a project entitled, ‘Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services, beyond the Directive 96/71/EC: The needs of fair competition and effective prevention of social dumping while ensuring adequate protection of workers' rights’ in the Internal Market’, supervised by Professor Ulla Neergaard. The project will provide in-depth analysis of the evolving regulatory framework concerning the multifaceted and the intensely debated phenomenon of transnational posting of workers. In light of the forthcoming revision of the Directive 96/71/EC, it will investigate which legal and policy adjustments may be appropriate in order to ensure an effective solution to the several issues that have emerged, while preserving a balance between the economic and social needs involved.

He graduated with a Master’s degree in Law in 2013 at the University of Turin, orienting his academic interests towards the field of European Union law, with a thesis titled ‘Freedom of Movement for Services and Gambling’. Between 2013 and 2015, Matteo completed an apprenticeship in the ´Studio Legale Bruno Mellano´ law firm in Cuneo, and carried out an internship at the Centre of International and European Economic Law (CIEEL) in Thessaloniki. He recently published an article on recent developments of gambling in European Union law.

Matteo Bottero took up his new position at CECS in March 2017, and can be contacted at matteo.bottero@jur.ku.dk.