Mr. dr. Nathan Meershoek

International and European Law
Assistant Professor
International and European Law

Dr. Nathan Meershoek is Assistant Professor at Utrecht University School of Law. As a researcher he is affiliated with UUCePP (Utrecht University Centre for Public Procurement) and RENFORCE (Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe).

He defended his PhD thesis ‘Sovereignty and Interdependence in EU Military Procurement Regulation’ on the 12th of June 2023 and received his doctorate degree cum laude. In his PhD research he focused on EU regulation and (industrial) policy in the area of military industries. More specifically, he examined how the EU should regulate military procurement within the constitutional framework of the EU Treaties and the political and economic context of military power. 

In his current research, Nathan Meershoek looks at different types of legal questions concerning EU involvement in defence, military industries and the EU's ambition of strategic autonomy in a broader sense. In addition, his research focuses on national security risks in a public procurement context. 

In earlier research he addressed the legal tensions between EU public procurement law and the EU’s aim of establishing a social market economy and excessive prices of medicines in light of EU competition law. He also contributed to research reports commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, the Dutch Ministry of Defence and the Dutch National Police.