Valérie Demedts

Ghent City
Team Coach

Since May 2021, Valérie Demedts is working for the city of Ghent as team coach, decision making. Prior to that, for four years, Valérie Demedts was a professor of EU Competition Law at Ghent University. Between 2017 and 2021 she also worked at the Belgian Competition Authority as a case-handler. She holds a Master of Law from Ghent University (2010, Great Distinction) as well as a Master of Arts in EU External Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe in Bruges (2011, Great Distinction). In the framework of these studies she respectively wrote a thesis on software interoperability in European competition law, and a thesis on the communication policy of the EU with a case study on the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009. During an Erasmus exchange program she studied at Université Paris Descartes in Paris. She was a summer intern at the Brussels office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in 2010 and a ‘stagiaire atypique’ at the Directorate-General Competition within the European Commission in 2015. The research interests of Valerie Demedts concern European and Belgian competition policy and EU external relations.



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