Ott, RA (Andrea)

Career History

Andrea Ott is Professor of EU External Relations Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University. Since 2011 she holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU law. She studied law at the University of Cologne (1988-1993) and finished her education as a lawyer in 1997 at the District Court of Cologne. She held a position as researcher at the Chair of International and European Law at University of Greifswald (Germany) between 1994 and 1995, where she obtained her PhD in 1996 on the integration of GATT/WTO law into the EU legal order. From 1998 until 2003 she was senior research fellow in European Law and International Economic Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, the Netherlands, and in 2002/2003 Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

She has wide experience in legal consultancy for Dutch ministries and the European Commission in Central and Eastern Europe and teaches regularly on EU institutional law, EU external relations, enlargement and WTO law in the Netherlands, Central and Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia and China. Since 1999, she is a visiting guest professor for International Economic Law at the M.A. European Studies of the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand and since 2005 teaches a Jean Monnet Module on EU External Relations at Maastricht University.

She is co-directot of CERIM (Centre for European Research in Maastricht) and a scholar at the Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL). She is member of the editorial committee of Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law and Member of the board of CLEER (Centre of EU External relations law), a research activity and institution between the universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Ghent, Maastricht and the TMC Asser Institute on EU external relations law.



Work for third parties

  • Board member of Centre for the law of EU external relations at TMC Asser Institute