Antonios Bouchagiar is an adjunct Professor in the Vesalius College of the Brussels School of Governance. He is teaching the “Capstone International and European Law” class at the BA. Antonios is a member of the Legal Service of the European Commission, currently working in the team dealing with institutional aspects of EU law and data protection. In the past, he worked for several years in the team in charge of EU State aid law, where he dealt with cases mainly in the fields of banking, arbitration, energy and transport. He regularly litigates on behalf of the Commission before the EU Courts in Luxembourg. Prior to joining the Legal Service, he handled cases of merger control in the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission. Before joining the Commission, he was an associate lawyer in the antitrust group of the Brussels offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Howrey LLP.
Antonios has published books on competition law and State aid law, as well as various articles in the fields of competition law, State aid and internal market law. He graduated from the University of Athens (LL.B., LL.M. in civil law), the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Erasmus) and the College of Europe in Bruges (LL.M. in EU law with specialisation in economic analysis).