The UKAEL brings together all those across the UK with an interest in European Union law.

Through lectures, conferences and other events it promotes a better understanding of EU law, encourages debate and discussion on current issues, and as the UK branch of FIDE, is part of an international network of European law associations.



The EU and Free Trade: Law and Policy

In this tumultuous moment for global trade governance, the European Union places itself as leader for reform. The challenges that the EU faces in this reform process are however numerous and, as highlighted by recent pronouncements of the European Court of Justice such a the Singapore Opinion an the Achmea judgment, include, among others, the limits of the EU competencies for the conclusion of its broad Free Trade Agreements and the future of investor-state disputes in the EU.
On the very “fitting” date of Europe Day (9 May), the Centre of European Law of King’s College London and the UKAEL (UK Association for European Law), in the framework of the Jean Monnet Network “LAwTTIP: Legal Ambiguities withstanding the TTIP,” are pleased to invite you to a seminar on The EU and Free Trade: Law and Policy.
This seminar provides an opportunity for expert analysis of these and many more issues relating to the future of EU trade. The panel include Dr Isabelle Van Damme, Counsel at Van Bael & Bellis, Dr Lucio Gussetti, Director and Principal Legal Adviser for Foreign and External Relations of the European Commission, and Sir Alan Dashwood QC. Christopher Vajda QC, Judge at the European Court of Justice, will chair.
The (free) event will take place on 9 May, at 18.00 in Bush House S 2.03. A drinks reception on the 8th floor of Bush House (South Side) will follow.


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For those of you who missed our recent seminar "An Evening with our National Rapporteurs" we have uploaded their reports.

For The External Dimension of EU Policies, presented by Professor Panos Koutrakos, Professor of European Union Law, City, University of London, please see here.

For Tax, State Aid and Distortions of Competition, presented by Professor Andrea Biondi, Professor of European Union Law, Director Centre of European Law, Kings College London, and Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho, Barrister 39 Essex Chambers, please see here.

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Our members enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Discounts and priority booking for all of our events
  • Member rate at the biennial FIDE Congress
  • An invitation to the UKAEL Annual General Meeting
  • Opportunities to study and discuss European Union Law with leading academics and practitioners