Professor Takis Tridimas has the Chair of European Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London and is Director of the Centre of European Law. He is also the Nancy A. Patterson Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor at Pennsylvania State University and a Barrister in Matrix Chambers. He interests include the constitutional law of the EU, judicial protection, banking and financial law, and comparative law. He is the author of numerous publications, including the FIDE General Report on Banking Union (Kluwer, 2016), The ECJ and the National Courts: Dialogue, Cooperation, and Instability in A.M.Arnull and D. Chalmers (Eds), Oxford Handbook of European Union Law (Oxford, 2015, 403-430); Η.W. Micklitz and T. Tridimas (Eds), Risk and EU Law, (Edward Elgar, 2015); and The General Principles of EU Law (Oxford, 2nd Ed, 2006). He has appeared before the ECJ, the European Court of Human Rights and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and chaired the Committee responsible for drafting the Treaty of Accession of 2003 by which central and eastern European states joined the EU.