About me – a short resume

My name is Tamas Dezso Ziegler.

I am a lawyer from Budapest, Hungary, currently a senior lecturer of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Lorand University (Budapest) and a research fellow of the Institute for Legal Studies of the Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest). My major is EU law (commercial law, justice and home affairs, human rigts and commerce), and EU private international law.

I started my career at some of the largest Hungarian and international law firms: at Baker & McKenzie Hungary and Nagy & Trocsanyi Attorneys-At-Law (that time it was an associate office of Coudert Brothers). Later I taught at several Hungarian universities including Corvinus University Budapest, Karoli Gaspar University School of Law, Edutus College (College for Modern Business Studies) as well as at the National University of Public Service.

Recently, beside lecturing in Hungary, I worked in the OSCE Hungarian election mission as senior legal analyst assistant, did researches as a scholar of Free University Berlin, was a visitor at the Diamond Law Library of Columbia University School of Law (New York), a Van Calker Fellow of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Lausanne), a visiting Scholar of Fordham University School of Law (New York) and a scholar (grant holder) of Max Planck Institute on Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg).

I participated in several international research projects, recently in FP7 projects like Frame led by the University of Leuven and bEUcitizen supervised by Utrecht University.

I received my JD degree from Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Budapest), my PhD from Széchenyi István University (Győr, Hungary) and studied in the LLM by research program of the University of Aberdeen School of Law (Aberdeen, Scotland, UK). My JD thesis was written about the international application of pharmaceutical patents, my PhD Dissertation about Private International Law in the European Union (both were written in Hungarian).