Dr Anne Thies
- Senior Lecturer in International and European Law (School of Law)
Anne Thies joined the School of Law as Senior Lecturer in International and European Law in December 2022. She was previously an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Reading, UK. Anne has held various visiting positions at universities in Germany, Spain and Switzerland, and a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Italy.
Amongst her publications is a monograph, International Trade Disputes and EU Liability (CUP 2013), and co-edited books on EU external relations law: Cremona, Thies and Wessel (eds), The European Union and International Dispute Settlement (Hart 2017); and Cremona and Thies (eds), The European Court of Justice and External Relations Law – Constitutional Challenges (Hart 2014).
In 2017, Anne established, together with Christina Eckes (Amsterdam) and Piet Eeckhout (UCL), the first academic law journal in the field of EU external relations law, Europe and the World – A Law Review (UCL Press), which has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) index. In 2012, Anne co-founded the ESIL Interest Group ‘The EU as a Global Actor’ and was one of its elected co-convenors until 2022. She is a member of the German Society of International Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht). Anne acts as reviewer for various publishing houses and is member of the UCL Press Journals Committee.
Anne is a qualified lawyer in Germany, holds an LLM from the University of London (LSE) and a Dr. iur. from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.
Anne is the Law School’s ECDP (Early Career Development Programme) Coordinator.
Dr Thies’ research spans EU and international law, with a particular focus on EU external relations law, and including international trade law and international dispute settlement.
Dr Thies has previously held grants from a range of UK-based and international funders, including:
- School Strategic Project Fund, University of Reading (2022, 2020)
- Vice-Chancellor and Research Dean funding (2020), cross-departmental research project in collaboration with local community
- Jean Monnet Fellowship, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy (2010/11)
- Global Governance Programme (RSCAS, EUI, 2011), award for interdisciplinary workshop on pluralism and rights
- British Academy (2008), research collaboration with Indian partner university
- Hanns-Seidel Foundation (2005-2007), scholarship to undertake a PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich.
Dr Thies welcomes PGR proposals in the fields of EU and international law, in particular in the following fields: EU external relations, international trade law, international dispute settlement and topics at the intersection of international and EU law. In addition to proposals for doctoral research, Dr Thies welcomes applications by students seeking to study towards an LLM by Research.
- Li, Chun
Research on Coordination of Financial Services Trade Liberalization and Regulation Rules in Regional Trade Agreements
Dr Thies is currently convening the following courses:
- International Trade Law (LLM)
- The EU as a Global Actor (LLB)
Relevant present and prior roles include:
- Co-founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Europe and the World – A Law Review, UCL Press (2017-)
- Member of the Editorial Board of ZEuS (Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien/Journal for European Legal Studies), Germany (2002-)
- Deputy Chief Examiner in LLM Degree, PGDip in Laws, PGCert in Laws (for EU external relations law), QMUL, University of London (2020-)
- Co-founder and convenor of the ESIL Interest Group ‘The EU as a Global Actor’ (2012-2022)
- Member of Editorial Advisory Board, European Journal of Legal Studies, Italy (2011-2016)
- Book Review Editor, Yearbook of European Law, Oxford University Press, UK (2009-2016)
- Jean Monnet Fellow (European University Institute, 2010-2011)