Staff Profiles


Professor Wolfgang Weiss

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Law

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Wolfgang Weiss

Professor Wolfgang Weiß researches European Law and Public International Law. His main interests are European Constitutional and Administrative Law, European Competition Law, International Economic Law, and World Trade Law. He published books on WTO law, European and international law, and German Constitutional Law. For his doctoral thesis and his habilitation thesis he was awarded academic prizes. In his book “Welthandelsrecht” (2nd edn 2007, co-authored by Christoph Herrmann) he analyses the law of the World Trade Organization and its dispute settlement, its functions and its repercussions to the external trade law of the EC. As from April 2008 he was also appointed Full Professor of Public International and European Law at the German University of Admnistrative Sciences in Speyer/Germany, while still holding a part-time position with Brookes. His most recent book, published in 2010, deal with the joint adminstrative space in the EU and analyses the characteristics and problems of the cooperation between national and European administration.

Prior to joining Brookes, Prof. Weiß taught as an Acting Professor at different German Universities, was involved in the international and European tax law programme in Innsbruck/Austria, acted as a national expert within EC´s PHARE programme on State Aids Law, and lectured in Jakarta/Indonesia. Prof. Weiß also took part in research undertaken by research fellows from the Asser Institute/Netherlands and contributed to two of the leading German commentaries on EC law. Current projects deal with EC antitrust procedure and the role of fundamental rights therein, with Domestic Regulation under WTO law, and with EU administrative governance. Most recent publications tread the powers of the UN security council (Max Planck Yearbook on UN Law 2008), the effect of national administrative acts under EC law, the notion of subsidy in eC and WTO law and the reform of the DSU. Besides, he contributed to the new edition of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.