Dr Gunnar Beck

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Dr Gunnar Beck

Door Tenant
Call: 2000


Barrister & Reader in EU Law (SOAS, University of London)

Dr. Beck is Reader in EU Law and Legal Theory in the University of London. He practices in most areas of EU law and has represented private clients in some of the milestone EU cases in Luxembourg, Germany and the United Kingdom. He is a sometime parliamentary adviser (EU Legislation) to the European Scrutiny Committee & Legal Services Office, House of Commons, where he advised the UK Parliament on the negotiation of the Lisbon Treaty and all aspects of its significant amendments to the EU treaty framework.

Dr. Beck is the author of the leading study of the legal reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU:

The Legal Reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU
By Gunnar Beck
Available from Hart Publishing and all good bookshops



Summary of Practice

Gunnar Beck’s practice includes the following areas:

EU law

German Constitutional Law


Notable recent Cases:

UKSC 2011/0040 Bank Mellat (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Treasury (Respondent)

C-176/13 P – Council v Bank Mellat

Case T-176/12 Bank Tejarat v Council.

Case T-496/10 Bank Mellat v. Council

BVerfG, 2 BvR 1390/12 vom 12.9.2012, Absatz-Nr. (1 – 319), http://www.bverfg.de/entscheidungen/rs20120912_2bvr139012.html

BVerfG, 2 BvE 2/08 vom 30.6.2009, Absatz-Nr. (1 – 421), http://www.bverfg.de/entscheidungen/es20090630_2bve000208en.html



  • Anglo-German Jurists

Dr Beck speaks English, German and French.