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Mr Kristiyan Stoyanov

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Member of the Durham Law School  


Kristiyan is a PhD candidate and tutor at Durham Law School. Kristiyan holds an M.Jur from Durham and an LL.B (European Legal Studies) from Westminster, having undertaken a year abroad at the University of Antwerp. Prior to starting his PhD, Kristiyan was a Blue Book Trainee at the Trade Policy and WTO team at Legal Service - European Commission. Outside of law, Kristiyan is interested in history, politics, international relations, sports and diversity initiatives.

2018 February - Rule of Law in the EU: Council and Commission (Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London)


Kristiyan's 48,383-word long MJur thesis examined the enforcement of WTO law in the EU and the US in order to determine if the EU is the odd one. He officially completed the MJur on 20/04/2020. 

Examiners: Prof. dr. Stephen Weatherill (Jacques Delors Professor of European Law, University of Oxford) and Dr. Federico Lupo-Pasini (Associate Professor in Commercial and Corporate Law, Durham University)


Thesis (tentative) title: Policy space for government support to renewable energy subsidies under WTO law

Research interests

  • International Trade Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • EU Law, in particular State Aid; Constitutional; External Relations


Book review

  • (Published). José Guilherme Moreno Caiado, Commitments and Flexibilities in the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: An Economically Informed Analysis (CUP 2019), (2021) 4 International Trade Law and Regulation 310; (1,352 words).

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • (2021). Case comment: Germany – The Public Sector Asset Purchase Programme and the BVerfG, Judgment of the Second Senate of 05 May 2020, 2 BvR 859/15 (2021) 2 Public Law 435; (1,268 words).