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Prof. dr. Verica Trstenjak (national of Slovenia, based in Austria) is a former Advocate General of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and a professor of European Union law.


From 2004 to 2006 she was a judge at the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg and from 2006 to 2012 an Advocate General of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (the highest legal position in EU) and she was advocate general also in cases concerning fundamental (human) rights (e.g. asylum, fundamental social rights, judicial rights, right to property),  fundamental (economic) freedoms (e.g. free movement of goods, services, companies, capital in the EU), consumer protection cases, intellectual property cases, state aid, public procurement, etc.



From 2019 she is member of the Permanent Court of arbitration in The Hague and from 2019 also arbiter on the list VIAC (Vienna International arbitration Centre). From 2017 she is Member of Management Board and from October 2017 also Member of Executive Board of the EU Agency for fundamental rights. She is also a member of the advisory Board (comparable with arbitration) of the international organization Energy community and an external scientific member of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law.



She is Professor  for European law  in Austria and Slovenia (at University in Ljubljana and Maribor (partly) and at different LLM programmes (University of Vienna, Nova univerza -European Law Faculty in Slovenia), Sigmud Freud University in Vienna) and teaches European law at the summer schools (University of Salzburg, University of Innsbruck – university course in Alpbach). She has written expert opinions for law firms and arbitration in many cases concerning European law and legal protection in the EU. She has published several books and more than 300 articles (also with SSCI) and has been a lecturer at different universities (e.g. Zurich, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Luxemburg, Sydney, Montreal, Singapur,  Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Kyoto, Seoul, Nursultan) and  at different international and European conferences (f.e. General reporter at International Conference of Comparative Law 2014, keynote speaker at International Conference of Consumer Law 2015). She is member of editorial board of several important legal yournals, e.g.  European Law Review. In Slovenia she was also State Secretary for Science and member of negotiation group for the Slovenian Membership  in the European Union. In 2020 she got an Austrian state decoration from Austria President Van der Bellen: Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class.


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