Xavier Groussot

Professor, Doctor of Laws. Thesis on the General Principles of Community Law ("Creation, developement and impact of general principles of Community law: towards a jus commune europaeum?") Defended on 4 June 2005 against Professor Takis Tridimas., Associate Professor of EU Law, Assistant Professor in EU Law, Professor of EU law, Master of European Affairs (law) at Lund University (Sweden), LLM of Public International Law and Human Rights at the University of Lund (Raoul Wallenberg Institute), Maîtrise de Droit public at the University Jean Moulin (Lyon III), Licence de Droit et Droit comparé at the University Jean Moulin (Lyon III), Deug Droit at the University Jean Moulin (Lyon III)

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law


  • EU law


Xavier Groussot is professor of EU Law at Lund University, Faculty of Law. He is also pro dean and the Director of the Master Programme in European Business Law. In 2009, Xavier Groussot became a guest professor at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) where he is teaching the course of EU Free Movement Law within the European College of Paris. He is also guest Professor at the University of Reykjavik where he spend his research sabbatical. Professor Groussot is responsible for the faculty MOOC in European Business Law, which is the first course on this topic worldwide. His areas of research interests relate to constitutional law, economic law, procedural law, federalism and legal theory.

During this academic year 2015-2016, he is involved into three different research projects: The first one deals with the issue of mutual trust after the Opinion 2/13. It is a research project organised by the University of Utrecht. The second research projects relates to the issue of social and green clauses in public procurement. It is a project financed by the Swedish Competition authority. The third project is about proportionality and discretion in public international law, WTO law and EU law. It is financed by the Söderberg foundation.


At Lund University, Xavier Groussot is mainly involved in the teaching within the Master Programme in European Business Law. He is teaching a class in EU constitutional law together with Jan Komarek from London Schools of Economics and is also involved in the coaching of the moot court teams. Xavier is also involved in the supervision of eight PhD students at Lund University and at other Universities, eg Uppsala University.


He is a member of the academic board of the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS). He is often quoted not only in academia but also in governmental reports, EU institutions/agencies such as the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, and the European Court of Justice.

Recent research outputs

Xavier Groussot (ed.), Sanja Bogojevic (ed.) & Jörgen Hettne (ed.), 2019, 1 ed. Hart Publishing Ltd. (Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Xavier Groussot & Lindholm, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Constructing Legal Orders in Europe: General Principles of EU Law. Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Jörgen Hettne, Xavier Groussot & Sanja Bogojevic, 2019, Discretion in EU Public Procurement Law. Bogojevic, S., Groussot, X. & Hettne, J. (eds.). Oxford: Hart Publishing Ltd, Vol. 26. p. 267-276 10 p. (Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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