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Petrov, Roman

Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2006/2007, 2007/2008

Ph.D. Institution

Queen Mary, University of London , United Kingdom


I graduated with distinction from the Economics and Law Faculty of Donetsk National University (Ukraine) in 1996. In the first year of my teaching career I was awarded the Chevening British Government Scholarship to pursue the LL.M. in International and European Legal Studies at University of Durham (England) which I successfully accomplished in 1998. Shortly after that, in 2000, I obtained the research degree “candidate of legal studies” from the National Academy of Science of Ukraine upon the completion of the dissertation “Access of Ukrainian undertakings to the EU Internal Market”.
From 2001 to 2009 I was teaching the very first Jean Monnet Module in EU law in Ukraine at the Donetsk National University.
In November 2005 I successfully completed the Ph.D. degree programme at the Centre of Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London under the supervision of Prof. Marise Cremona. My thesis “Exporting the acquis communautaire through EU external agreements” was awarded a special distinction by the Doctorate Thesis Competition 2005 Committee (European Public Law Center, Athens) and get published by NOMOS in 2011.
Also I am proud to hold: the President of Ukraine Scholarship for the highest academic achievements in 1995; the MATRA research fellowship at the T.M.C. Asser Institute under the supervision of Dr. A. Ott; the DAAD and Alexander von Humboldt research fellowships at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Muller-Graff.
In 2010 I became the very first Ukrainian academic to be awarded the prestigious Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law by the European Commission. In 2011 my university was recognised as Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (first in Ukraine) and I was appointed as Head of this Centre.
I pursue research and teaching in the following areas: institutional law of the European Union; EU internal market law; EU external relations Law; approximation and harmonisation of legislation in the EU; legal aspects of regional integration in the post-USSR area. Currently, my research interests are focused on studying legal means of export of the EU acquis to legal systems of third countries.

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