About this book
The topic of this book is the participation of the EU in international dispute settlement. It aims to
provide the reader with an appraisal of the most problematic aspects connected with the participation
of a sui generis legal subject such as the EU to international dispute settlement mechanisms
in a State-centric international law.
In particular, the publication dwells on the question of how to make possible an effective participation
in disputes while at the same time preserving the specific characteristics (i.e. the autonomy) of
the EU legal order. It does so by outlining different models and proposing the internalization model
adopted under EU investment agreements as a possible paradigm.
It is aimed at academics, practitioners and graduate students as well as EU officials and judges who
should find the issues discussed both useful and of interest for staying up-to-date on the scholarly
discussion and of their relevance to case law.
Luca Pantaleo is a Lecturer in International and European Law at The Hague University of
Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. He obtained a PhD in International and EU Law in 2013 at the
University of Macerata in Italy and was previously a Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute
and Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg.