KU Leuven

Joris Gruyters

KU Leuven
PhD candidate

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.


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170 Bulletin

Joris Gruyters The EU Court of Justice admits the suspension of a new aid measure, awaiting the effective recovery of formerly granted incompatible aid to the same beneficiary (Textilwerke Deggendorf)


On 15 May 1997, the European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) ruled in an appeal, lodged against a General Court judgment of 13 September 1995 (T-244/93). The action was brought by Textilwerke Deggendorf GMBH (‘TWD’), beneficiary of two separate State aid measures, granted by the German Authorities. (...)

Joris Gruyters The EU Court of Justice defines the ‘reasonable period’ by which the Commission’s preliminary examination of a State aid measure must be concluded (Gebrüder Lorenz)


On 11 December 1973, the European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) ruled on a preliminary question in Gebrüder Lorenz v. Federal Republic of Germany (C-120/73). The main question at hand concerned the length of the European Commission’s (‘EC’) period of consideration and examination of a notified aid (...)


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