Saskia Lavrijssen is a part-time professor of Economic Regulation and Market Governance of Network Industries at the Tilburg Law School of Tilburg University. She is also the founder and director of Oyster Legal (www.oysterlegal.com).
Before that, she was affiliated to the Faculty of Law at the University of Amsterdam as professor of Energy Law. Because of her special expertise in the area of competition law and economic administrative law, she was appointed as deputy judge at the Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (2010-2013) in 2010. She also acted as expert in the expert panel that was set up to advise the Parliamentary Inquiry committee on the housing corporations sector. Saskia Lavrijssen was a research partner at the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) in 2015/2016. In this capacity, she advised the Board of Directors of the KSA on supervisory and regulatory issues relating to the gaming market.
In 2006, Saskia Lavrijssen defended her very well-received dissertation on independent competition authorities and good governance at Tilburg University (Boom Juridische Uitgevers, 2006). During her PhD research she worked as a legal researcher at an international law firm in the section Administrative Law and Regulated Sectors. Saskia Lavrijssen was assistant professor of European Law at Tilburg University until 2007. At the time she was also a researcher and research coordinator at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). Throughout her career, Saskia Lavrijssen has specialized in EU law, competition law, economic regulation, energy law, national constitutional and administrative law and issues of good market supervision. In 2010 she received a prize from the Association of Competition Law for the best article on the role of non-competition interests in European and national competition law. In 2017, Saskia Lavrijssen received a long-term research subsidy from NWO in the context of the Next Generations Infrastructures Program for research into the promotion of data driven innovations in the infrastructure sectors.