Joris Gruyters is a PhD candidate at the KU Leuven, Faculty of Law (Institute for Consumer, Competition & Market and the Institute for Social Law). Joris followed his Bachelor degree at the University of Namur. Afterwards, he joined the Research Master at the University of Leuven (in cooperation with the University of Tilburg) from which he graduated in 2019. Joris’s research focuses on State aid law, Services of General Economic Interest (SGEIs) and the intersection of social security, social services and competition law. Other interests are admininistrative law, EU internal market law and public procurement law. He is also involved in a research project on the application of State aid in policy areas of welfare, health care and family care, commissioned by the Flemish Ministry of Welfare. During his studies, Joris participated in the Belgian Moot Court on Constitutional Law, representing the University of Namur. Furthermore, he completed several internships, among others with Allen & Overy and NautaDutilh.
The Dovera-saga: Peace of mind for solidarity or cold feet for EU competition law?The European Law Blog, Joris Gruyters, 25 March 2021