The thirteen teams qualified to the Neuchâtel Regional Final 2013 will have the honour to plead before the following judges:


Francesco Bestagno is Full Professor of EU Law and International Trade Law at the Faculty of Law, the Catholic University of Milan. After his Ph.D in International Economic Law (Bocconi University, Milan, 1995), he was;Visiting Research Fellow at the Geneva University and the WTO (1997). In addition, he served as Legal Advisor for the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry within the program to facilitate Vietnam's accession to the WTO (2005, 2006) and Co-director of the Italian research group on "Services of General Interest in EC Law" (2004-06). He acted as;Panelist in;the European Rounds of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (2005, 2006). He is member of the editorial Advisory Board of the review 'Diritto del Commercio Internazionale', and Serial General co-Editor of the series 'Diritti della Persona e Comunità Internazionale' (with A. Bianchi, Graduate Institute, Geneva), Catholic University Press.

More: docenti.unicatt.it/web/profilo.do



Evelyne Clerc is professor of European Union Law and Competition Law at the Law School of the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). She also serves as a Commissioner in the Swiss Competition Commission. She holds a J.D. and a PhD in law from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), a Master’s degree in European Law from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and an LL.M from New York University (NYU) School of Law. She is admitted to the bar in Switzerland and in New York. Prior to joining the University of Neuchâtel, she was a judge in the Federal Appeal Board for Public Procurement (Switzerland) Her teaching and research interests lie in EU internal market law, comparative competition law, public procurement, and EU institutional law. Since 2007, she has supervised the teams of the University of Neuchâtel that take part in the ELMC.

More: www2.unine.ch/evelyne.clerc/


Evelyne Clerc

Peter Gjortler is associate professor and programme director at Riga Graduate School of Law. He is also director of Lexnet European Information, a lawyer at Grayston & Company, and consultant at Kyed & Jybæk. He has practiced EU law for more than 25 years in private practice, public administration, judicial service and universities. He has previously worked as a public prosecutor for the Danish state, as a High Court Judge, and as advisor for the President of the European Court of Justice. His project experience includes reform of the judicial and prosecutorial systems of amongst other Lithuania, Macedonia and Romania. His practice areas include project management as well as European Union law, public international law and private international law, with focus on competition law, criminal law, environmental protection, human rights, intellectual property, judicial procedure, public procurement and state aid law. He advises private clients as well as the public sector, including extensive assistance for government agencies in a number of central and eastern European countries, and also teaches at several European universities. 

More: www.rgsl.edu.lv/en/inside-rgsl/who/faculty/


Peter Gjortler

Rosa M. Greaves joined the Law School at the University of Glasgow in 2006 and was appointed Head of School in 2009. She started her academic career at the University of Southampton in 1976 and in 1994 was appointed The Allen & Overy Professor of European Law at the University of Durham and Director of the Durham European Law Institute. Rosa specialises in European commercial law in both her research and teaching interests. She is the author of Transport Law of the European Community (1991), EC Competition Law: Banking and Insurance Services (1992), EEC Block Exemption Regulations (1994), EC Transport Law (2000) and co-authored Advocate General and EC Law (2007). She has edited the following books: European Company Law: A Guide to Community, EFTA and Member State Legislation (1989), Protecting and Exploiting Biotechnological Inventions (1990) and a volume for the second series of The International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory on Competition Law (2003). Rosa is a Professor II at the University of Oslo and a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Lisbon. She has been a Visiting Professor at Universities in Australia, US, Europe and UK. 

More: www.gla.ac.uk/schools/law/staff/rosagreaves


Rosa M. Greaves

Andreas Heinemann, Dipl.-Ök., is Professor of Commercial, Economic and European Law at the University of Zurich and permanent visiting professor at the University of Lausanne. After his studies in economics and law he was awarded the Diplôme International d'Administration Publique (DIAP) from Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), then in Paris. He passed his bar exam in Berlin and received his Ph.D. and his Habilitation from the Faculty of Law of the University of Munich. The focus of his research is on Swiss, European and International Economic Law with special interest in competition and intellectual property law. He is a member of the board of the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich and of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC). Since 2011, he is a member of the Swiss Competition Commission, since 2012 as Vice-President.

More: www.rwi.uzh.ch/lehreforschung/alphabetisch/


Andreas Heinemann

Martin Johansson is Advokat and Partner at the Brussels Office of the Swedish law firm Vinge. He joined Vinge in 2006, having previously worked inter alia in the Legal Affairs Department of the EFTA Secretariat, during the negotiations of the EEA Agreement, and as Legal Secretary at the EFTA Court, the EU General Court and the EU Court of Justice for more than 10 years. He has published a number of works in the field of EU and EEA law and regularly sits as a judge at the regional finals of the European Law Moot Court Competition.

More: www.vinge.com/Jurister/Brussels/Partner/Johansson-Martin/

Martin Johansson

Sarah Jund  has been a legal secretary (référendaire) in the Chambers of the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union since 2004. Prior to moving to the Chambers of the President, she worked for the Academy of European Law (ERA, Trier), latterly as Director of Programmes and Deputy Director. She holds a degree in political sciences from the Sciences Po Strasbourg and in law from the Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg. Following her studies in Strasbourg she completed a Master's degree in European Law at the College of Europe (Bruges).



Daniel Kraus is Professor of innovation law at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He obtained his PhD in law in 2003 with a thesis on parallel imports of patented products in international, European and Swiss law, for which he obtained a Summa cum laude and the Walther Hug Prize for the best dissertation. Daniel Kraus was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich in 2005. He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from King’s College, London (1993). Daniel Kraus is a regular speaker at national and international foras on issues such as trade related aspects of intellectual property rights (the World Trade Organization IP Agreement, TRIPS), patents and pharma, access to pharmaceuticals, biotech, general industrial property issues, anti-counterfeiting as well as alternative dispute resolution in intellectual property.

More: www2.unine.ch/daniel.kraus


Daniel Kraus

Robert Lane is a senior lecturer in the School of Law University of Edinburgh. He has also held research and teaching posts in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. His main speciality is European Union law, within which he has a particular interest in the fields of: EU constitutional law; the law of the internal market; the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice in achieving it; and the competition law of both the Union and the member states, taken individually and coterminously, and as it is developing more widely and further a field.

More: www.law.ed.ac.uk/staff/boblane_48.aspx


Robert Lane

Francesco Maiani is Assistant Professor at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (Lausanne), where he is in charge of the Teaching and Research Unit “Europe and Globalization”. ;His research interests are the law of European integration, including the europeanization of Swiss law and policies, human rights and refugee law, as well as EU migration law and policies. ;He teaches public law and public policies at IDHEAP, and is regularly invited by other institutions in Switzerland and Europe to teach topics of EU law. Born in Rome in 1974, he is the holder of a Degree in Law (University of Rome La Sapienza), of an LL.M. in European and International Economic Law (Universities of Geneva and Lausanne), and of a PhD in Law (Universities of Lausanne and Milano Statale). ;He has taught European Law at the University of Lausanne between 2006 and 2008, and is a former Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence (2007-2008).


Francesco Maiani