Piet Eeckhout studied law (lic.iur.) and European law (lic.Eur.iur – equivalent to LLM) at the University of Ghent, Belgium, where he also obtained his PhD degree. He is Professor of European Law at University College London.  He previously taught at the Universities of Ghent and Brussels, and at King's College London.

Professor Eeckhout is joint editor of Current Legal Problems, and of the Oxford EU Law Library (both Oxford University Press), and has been joint editor of the Yearbook of European Law (1998-2015). Professor Eeckhout is a leading authority in EU law and international economic law. He is the author of EU External Relations Law (2nd ed, Oxford University Press 2011).

Professor Eeckhout’s research covers many areas of EU law and of international economic law. He has published papers on EU constitutional law, human rights law, internal market law, judicial protection, state aid law, and on various questions of WTO law. One of his main research interests is EU external relations, and his monograph on the subject is the leading text in this area.