Antonio Marzal

Toni Marzal is currently a lecturer (maître de conférences) at the Sorbonne Law School, where he directs the dual degree in Spanish and French law. Before joining Sorbonne, he was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, a Visiting Researcher at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, and completed his doctorate at the Sorbonne in Paris. Originally he had been trained as a lawyer in Spain. His academic work focuses on the principle of proportionality and legal reasoning, EU law and conflict of laws, and on the existence of legal cultures specific to supranational or transnational settings.

Key publications (in English and French)


  • (in French) La dynamique du principe de proportionnalité. Essai dans le contexte des libertés de circulation du droit de l’Union européenne (LGDJ/Institut Universitaire Varenne, 2014)

Articles and Case Commentaries

  • (in French) La cosmologie juridique de la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne illuminée par le droit international privé, 58 Archives de philosophie du droit 267 (2015)
  • (in French) Case note on Cass. Civ. 1ère, 16 avril 2015, nº 13-27690, 104/4 Revue critique de droit international privé 868 (2016)
  • (in English) The Constitutionalisation of Party Autonomy in European Family Law, 6 Journal of Private International Law 155 (2010)
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