Inaugural talk: Platforms as private governance systems and the role of regulation

This seminar is the inaugural talk for the CEPRI webinar series on Platforms as Private Governance systems. It sets the scene by focusing on the topic of the role of regulation which may occur in both public and private shape and which may both limit and facilitate private governance.

Bio of prof. Vassilis Hatzopoulos:  

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 also served as Chair of his Department, then Dean of his School. He is visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium).

His research interests cover EU institutional law and governance, the EU internal market with special focus on (inter alia) service liberalisation and the provision of services of general economic interest. He has published over 100 articles and several monographs, including and most recently: The collaborative economy and EU law (Hart, 2018), which analyses the novelties introduced by the collaborative economy and discusses the specific regulatory needs and instruments employed therein, most notably self-regulation.

He has a longstanding experience as a lawyer, practicing 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). Lately his research interests turn around the sharing economy and the EU preferential trade agreements (TTIP, CETA etc).

Vassilis Hatzopoulos may be contacted at

Registration: Please register here no later than 6 April, 11:30 (CEST)

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This is the first and inaugural event of the CEPRI seminar series: Platforms as Private Governance Systems, SPRING/SUMMER 2021, See the entire list of seminars.