Valerie Demedts

Valerie Demedts (°1987, Ghent) holds a Master of Law from Ghent University (2010, Great Distinction) as well as a Master of Arts in EU External Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges (2011, Great Distinction).
In the framework of these studies she respectively wrote a thesis on software interoperability in European competition law, and a thesis on the communication policy of the EU with a case study on the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009. During an Erasmus exchange program she studied at Université Paris Descartes in Paris. She was a summer intern at the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in 2010 and a ‘stagiaire atypique’ at the Directorate-General Competition within the European Commission in 2015. Since September 2017 she works at the Belgian Competition Authority as a case-handler.

The research interests of Valerie Demedts concern European and Belgian competition policy and EU external relations. The PhD she sucessfully defended in October 2017 at Ghent University under the tutelage of professor Inge Govaere is entitled "The long-term potential of an interim solution: an assessment of the EU's first and second generation bilateral competition cooperation agreements in context". A distillate thereof was published with BRILL / Nijhoff in October 2018 under the title "The future of international competition law enforcement". Since 2018 Valerie Demedts, together with colleagues Adam and Bocken, teaches the course EU Competition Law at this University.

Valerie Demedts’ mother tongue is Dutch. She speaks fluent English and French, and has a basic knowledge of German, Danish, and Spanish.


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