Individual Members

The European Law Institute (ELI) has over 1,500 Individual Fellows and Individual Observers, reflecting the full diversity of legal communities in Europe and beyond. Our Members are a fundamental part of the Institute, having been so from the ELI’s conception, and are the driving force behind the ELI’s progress.

‘Diversity’ is enshrined in the ELI’s Manifesto and founding Statute. It represents the true spirit of the Institute. Celebrating diversity, by involving a broad range of personalities, reflecting the richness of the legal traditions, legal disciplines and vocational frameworks found throughout Europe, stands the ELI apart. It is what makes our legal community so uniquely vibrant. Equally, the endorsement of ELI projects by this broad constituency adds to the richness and authority of the Institute's substantive work.

Current Area of Focus – Vocational

  • Academic
  • Lawyer (Barrister, Solicitor etc.)
  • Judge
  • Government Official
  • Judicial Officer
  • Notary
  • Regulator

Current Area of Focus – Geographic

  • Scandinavia
  • Baltic Countries
  • Central and Eastern Europe (in particular Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic)
  • Ireland
  • France

To honour the ELI's commitment to diversity, the Membership Committee periodically selects different focal points for Members throughout the year. Applications by other excellent jurists are, as always, highly desirable irrespective of the Committee’s current focus area. 

We invite our Members to take an active role in the Institute’s work by suggesting topics for projects and collaborating with other Members on accepted initiatives, through Advisory Committees, Members Consultative Committees (MCCs), ELI Hubs or Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Two Types of Individual Membership

Fellows

  • Individual Fellows must be natural persons and must actively engage, by their professional, vocational or scholarly activities, in European legal development. They are internationally renowned legal professionals from academia, the judiciary, various legal professions, governments, legislatures and other sectors, who participate in the Institute’s activities on the basis of their personal and professional convictions and without regard to the interests of any clients or stakeholders.
  • The annual membership fee for Individual Fellows is EUR 60.
  • Sustaining Members pay a total of EUR 120 a year. More information on the Sustaining Membership scheme can be found here.

 

Individual Observers

  • Individual Observers must be reputable natural persons who take an active interest in European legal development.
  • The status of Individual Observer is especially suitable for colleagues who cannot undertake to speak and vote without regard to the interests of particular stakeholders.
  • The annual membership fee for Individual Observers is EUR 60.
  • Sustaining Members pay a total of EUR 120 a year. More information on the Sustaining Membership scheme can be found here.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the form under ‘Important Links’ on the right electronically. Do take the time to read the ELI Statute before doing so. Should you have difficulties applying or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ELI Secretariat. Note that membership must be supported by two current ELI Fellows.

Membership applications are processed in the beginning of each month (provided a minimum number of applications are received). For your application to be considered at the next round of membership admissions, kindly complete it in full and submit it by the end of the month. The application form will be considered by various ELI bodies and processed within a period of four weeks from the commencement of each month. You will be notified of the outcome of your application as soon as your membership application is processed.

Current Sustaining Members of the ELI

Please note that this section on current Sustaining Members is regularly updated. To view profiles, kindly click on the Members' name. Members that did not wish to publish their photographs and profiles or are yet to hand these in are listed without the same.

Alexander Arabadjiev

Luxembourg 

Court of Justice of the European Union

Maria Lourdes Arastey Sahún

Spain 

Judiciary of Spain

Andrej Auersperger Matić

Belgium 

European Parliament

William Lawrence Aylmer

Ireland 

Aylmer Becker Campion

Josef Azizi

Austria 

University of Vienna

Elena Bargelli

Italy 

University of Pisa

Sarah Bechaalany

Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin

Teresa Bielska-Sobkowicz

Poland 

Supreme Court of Poland

Robert Bray

Belgium 

European Parliament

Sabino Cassese

Italy 

School of Government- LUISS Guido Carli

Christina Charalambous

Luxembourg 

Court of Justice of the European Union

Lei Chen

Hong Kong 

City University of Hong Kong

Andra Cotiga

France 

Université Catholique de Lille, Faculté Libre de Droit Lille Paris

Darinka Dekleva Marguč

Slovenia 

Administrative Court of the Republic of Slovenia

Larry DiMatteo

United States of America 

University of Florida

Walter Doralt

Austria 

Universität Graz

Jörg Fedtke

Germany 

Passau University (Germany); Tulane Law School (USA)

Tanel Feldman

Belgium 

Immigration Law Associates

John Gaffney

United Arab Emirates 

Al Tamimi & Company

Anne Birgitte Gammeljord

Denmark 

Gammeljord Advokater

Patrick Gielen

Belgium 

Modero Judicial Officers

Paul Gilligan

Ireland 

Irish Judiciary

Laurence Gormley

Netherlands 

University of Groningen (NL) & College of Europe, Bruges (B)

Friedrich Graf von Westphalen

Germany 

Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner mbB

Irmgard Griss

Austria

NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum

Daniel M. Häusermann

Switzerland 

Homburger AG

Christian Hertel

Germany 

Notar Christian Hertel

Hana Horak

Croatia 

Faculty of Economics and Bussines, University of Zagreb

Paola Iamiceli

Italy 

University of Trento

Marta Infantino

France 

University of Trieste, Italy

Elena Ioriatti

Italy 

Trento University Faculty of Law

Iryna Izarova

Ukraine 

Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Francisco Javier Jiménez Muñoz

Spain 

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

Phillip Johnson

United Kingdom 

Cardiff Law School

Tatjana Josipovic

Croatia 

Law Faculty University Zagreb

Velibor Korać

Montenegro

Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro

Lance Liebman

United States of America 

Columbia University School of Law, American Law Institute

Piotr Machnikowski

Poland 

University of Wroclaw, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics

Vanessa Mak

Netherlands 

Tilburg Law School

Corrado Malberti

Italy 

Università degli Studi di Trento, Facoltà di Giurisprudenza

Dan Marcotte QC

Canada 

Dan Marcotte Law Corporation

Luz Maria Martínez Velencoso

Spain

University of Valencia

Attila Menyhárd

Hungary

Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Department

Frank Gerard O’Reilly

Ireland 

Whitney Moore

Karl-Heinz Oehler

Germany 

Retired from Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz

Tekla Papp

Hungary 

National University of Public Service

Denis Philippe

Belgium 

Catholic University of Louvain; Visiting professor at the University of Paris X

Pascal Pichonnaz

Switzerland 

University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

Fausto Pocar

Italy 

International Court of Justice

Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell

Spain 

University Carlos III of Madrid

Nelson Rosenvald

Brazil 

Ministério público de minas gerais

Albert Ruda

Spain 

University of Girona

Vincent Sagaert

Belgium 

University of Leuven and University of Antwerp

Jorge Sánchez Cordero

Mexico 

Mexican Center of Uniform Law

Hans Schulte-Nölke

Germany 

University of Osnabrück

Tsisana Shamlikashvili

Russian Federation 

Center for Mediation and Law Moscow

Anna Simonati

Italy 

University of Trento, Faculty of Law

Vincent Smith

United Kingdom 

ESCP Europe

Henricus Snijders

Netherlands

Institute of Private Law, Faculty of Law, Leiden University

John Sorabji

United Kingdom 

Judicial Office of England and Wales

Astrid Stadler

Germany 

University of Konstanz

Felix Steffek

United Kingdom 

University of Cambridge

Ben Steinbrück

Germany 

SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwalts AG

Gert Straetmans

Belgium 

Faculty of Law - Research Group Business & Law

Lord John Thomas

United Kingdom 

Royal Courts of Justice

Christiaan Timmermans

Belgium 

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Ivan Tot

Croatia

Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb

Lampros Tsogkas

Greece 

Public Prosecutor' Office Thessaloniki

Sjef van Erp

Netherlands 

Maastricht University

Lajos Vekas

Hungary 

Eötvös-Loránd-University

Aura Esther Vilalta Nicuesa

Spain 

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

Steven O Weise

United States of America

Proskauer, Attorney

Christiane Wendehorst

Austria 

University of Vienna

Vanessa Wilcox

Austria 

European Law Institute

Eike Wolf

Austria 

Ing Dr Eike Wolf (independent consultant)

Herbert Zech

Germany 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Reinhard Zimmermann

Germany 

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Irina Zlătescu

Romania 

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration of Bucharest

Current Individual Members of the ELI

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