Sven Simon was educated at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Germany) and the University of Warwick (United Kingdom). He was graduated in 2005 and holds a law degree (state exam, J.D. equivalent). In 2009 he earned his Doctor juris (S.J.D. equivalent) with a doctoral thesis on the ‘Liberalization of Public Services in WTO- and EU-Law’. Following his legal traineeship in Frankfurt, Berlin, Tel Aviv and New York, Sven Simon has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Franz von Liszt Institute for International and Comparative Law, at the University of Giessen. In 2015 he completed his habilitation with the title ‘Limits of the German Constitutional Court in the European Integration Process’. In the academic year 2015/2016 he taught as Guest Professor in Public Law, European and International Law at Freie Universitaet Berlin. In 2016 Sven Simon was appointed full professor at the Philipps University Marburg, and since then holds the Chair in International Law and European Law with Public Law. In 2011 and 2014 he served as a visiting professor at the Law School of the University of Wisconsin in Madison (USA). His current research interests focus on national, international and regional trade law, legal approaches to regional economic integration, the role and future of national constitutions in European and Global governance, Dynamics of Security (Collaborative Research Centre 138), and peacebuilding processes within the United Nations System. Professor Simon advises international governmental and non-governmental organisations on different levels and acts as trial observer and consultant in different projects on development cooperation. He is Head of the European Academy Hessen and vice President of the United Nations Association of Germany.