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prof. dr. Melchior Wathelet

prof. dr. Melchior Wathelet

Former Belgian politician and European judge.
Languages : English, Dutch, French

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Melchior Wathelet studied economics at the University of Liege in Belgium and law at Harvard. He has been a visiting professor at the KU Leuven, Liege University, Louisiana State University, the University of Lyon III and the University of Hamburg, where he taught several courses in relation to European law. In 1977 Wathelet was a representative in the Belgian Chamber for the Centre Démocrate Humaniste from Wallonia, and took in 1980 place in the Wallonian parliament. In 1985

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Melchior Wathelet studied economics at the University of Liege in Belgium and law at Harvard. He has been a visiting professor at the KU Leuven, Liege University, Louisiana State University, the University of Lyon III and the University of Hamburg, where he taught several courses in relation to European law. In 1977 Wathelet was a representative in the Belgian Chamber for the Centre Démocrate Humaniste from Wallonia, and took in 1980 place in the Wallonian parliament. In 1985 Wathelet was elected prime minister of the Walloon Region. During the period 1988-1995, he was deputy prime minister of Belgium and Minister of Justice (1988), Economic Affairs (1992) and Defence (1995). After that Wathelet became mayor of Verviers in Belgium for a short period and became later on a judge of the European Court of Justice. Melchior Wathelet gives legal consultancy and has written many legal books and various chapters. In 2006, the second part of The Law of the European Union: Common Law and Economic Policies was published, which Melchior Wathelet was the co-editor.

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Cover van The Law of the European Union: Economic Law and Common Policies: Cases and Materials (Law Casebook S

The Law of the European Union: Economic Law and Common Policies: Cases and Materials (Law Casebook S

Title: The Law of the European Union: Economic Law and Common Policies: Cases and Materials (Law Casebook Series) (Law Casebook Series)
Authors: Melchior Wathelet, Alain A. Levasseur, Richard F. Scott and Arnaud Raynouard
Language: English
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Book: Hardcover, 918 pages
ISBN: 978-1594-6020-23

Review
"The consultation and usage of this book will be stimulating both for the professors who will be using it in their teaching and for students advanced in knowledge of the law . . . The breadth of the topics covered, with always the same efficacious approach, is impressive."

Book Description
This volume is a study of European Union business law, including, among others, the four freedoms (goods, persons, services, capital), competition, commercial policy, agricultural policy, external trade, and intellectual property.