Metro People

METRO staff

Resident Fellows

External Fellows

Name Function & Expertise  
Dr. Luísa Cortat Simonetti Gonçalves Guest researcher at Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
Expertise: International Environmental Law, Plastic Pollution, Human Rights
Dr. Huizhen Chen

Associate Research Fellow at Sun Yat-sen University (China)
Expertise: Climate Change Policy

Dr. Ivana Damjanovic Lecturer in Law at University of Canberra and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for European Studies of the Australian National University
Expertise: International Investment Law, EU External Trade and Investment Law and Policy
Prof. Nicolas De Sadeleer

Professor at Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles (Belgium)
Expertise: EU Law, Environmental Law

Dr. Kevine Kindji Independent consultant
Expertise: International Food Trade
Dr. Mehdi Piri Damagh Lecturer at Allameh Tabataba'i University (Tehran, Iran)
Expertise: International Energy Law
Dr. Gian Marco Solas

Legal and Business Development Counsel at Omni Bridgeway (Amsterdam)
Expertise: Litigation Funding

Prof. dr. Jaap Spier

Professor of Comparative Aspects of Liability Insurance,
Honorary Professor Stellenbosch & University of Amsterdam

Dr. Taotao Yue Researcher at Wuhan University (China)
Expertise: Sustainable Biofuels


Student Fellows (2022/2023)

Name Short bio  
Douwe English Having completed a Bachelor's degree in Dutch law with a specialization in European and International law from the University of Groningen, Douwe is currently pursuing a Master's degree in European Law School at Maastricht University. Among other things, he has an interest in the subjects of Law and Economics, Arbitration, Environmental Law, and Competition Law. As a student fellow at METRO, Douwe will assist Professor Faure and Prof. Philipsen in carrying out their research activities.  
Manuela Paolini e Silva Manuela is a Globalisation and Law LL.M. Candidate at the UM Faculty of Law following the Honours Research Track. She is Italian/Brazilian and lived most of her life in Brazil, where she pursued her LL.B. and worked as a corporate lawyer in Tech before moving to the Netherlands. She is currently involved in the PAX Moot Court and at M-EPLI as a research intern. At METRO she will mostly be assisting Prof. Faure and Prof. Philipsen. Her main research interests lies in Company and Corporate Law, Transnational and IPL, EU Competition Law, as well as most topics in Law and Economics, but especially the economics of regulation.  
Giuseppe Schinella  Giuseppe is a LL.M. Candidate in European Law and Market Integration at the UM. His main fields of interest are Public Procurement Law and Competition Law, both from a national and European perspective. In addition to that, he has a keen interest in matters of Economics of Federalism as well as other Law and Economics topics. As a student fellow at METRO, he will mainly assist Prof. Faure and Prof. Philipsen in carrying out their research activities.