Hans Vedder graduated from the University of Groningen in 1997. He was appointed as a PhD researcher in February 1998 with the Centre for Environmental Law of the University of Amsterdam.
It was there that he wrote his thesis "Competition Law and Environmental Protection in Europe: Towards Sustainability?" which he succesfully defended on 26 September 2003. He was also involved in various third party funded research projects with the Centre.
Since February 2001 he was appointed as lecturer, senior lecturer and currently as professor in Economic Law with the department of European and Economic Law of the University of Groningen. Here he teaches various courses related to the law of the European Union, competition law and EU environmental law. His research focusses on the law of the European Union with a specialisation in competition law, EU environmental law and energy law. The latter research interest is also connected to the fact that he is one of the co-directors of the Groningen Centre for Energy Law.
Hans Vedder regularly teaches postdoctoral courses and conducts third party funded research for various parties (government, private parties, law firms) related to EU law.
In addition to his appointment as professor of economic law he is also appointed as:
- Honorary judge in the Leeuwarden appeals court
- Member of the advisory committee on appeals to the Netherlands Competition Act
- Member of the advisory committee on appeals to the Samenwerkingsverband Noord Nederland (SNN)