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Fernando Pastor-Merchante


Fernando Pastor-Merchante


Assistant Professor, IE Law School


Global Public Law and Governance

Fernando Pastor-Merchante is Assistant Professor of Law at IE University/IE Law School, where he teaches constitutional, administrative and European Union law. He is the author of The Role of Competitors in the Enforcement of State Aid Law (Oxford: Hart, 2017) and of numerous publications on EU administrative law and State aid governance. His publications also deal with administrative justice and with issues such as administrative procedure and state liability. He has served as legal adviser to the deputy-minister for parliamentary affairs of the Spanish Government (2018-2019) and as stagiaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union (2010). He holds a double bachelor degree in Law and Political Science by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), a Master of Laws-LLM by Columbia University School of Law (New York, US) and a Ph.D. in Law by the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Law, European University Institute
  • LL.M., Columbia University School of Law
  • Bachelor in Political Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Bachelor in Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Professional experience

  • Legal adviser, Spanish Government
  • Assistant Professor of Administrative Law, IE Law School
  • Associate Professor of Public Internacional Law and International Relations (ad interim), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Stagiaire, Court of Justice of the European Union


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