Barna Berke, Dr.
State Secretary for European and International Cooperation, Ministry of Justice

Language skills

  • English
  • French


  • Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law, 1985-1990
  • Université de Paris II
  • University of Oxford, Linacre College
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College
  • European University Institute, Firenze
  • T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague
  • Unidroit Rome
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies London


  • The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, London
  • Temple Fountain Court London
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel Paris
  • Legum Magister at the University of Stockholm, with the special award of The Edvard Cassel Foundation and the University of Stockholm, 1995

Work experience

  • Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law, Department of Civil International Law, assistant lecturer, 1990 & senior lecturer, 1995-1999
  • Member of the Budapest Bar Association, 1992-1997 & 2003-present
  • Co-author of the first Hungarian course book on the Legal Issues of Economic Integration in the European Economic Community, 1994 (new editions: 1998, 2003, 2013)
  • Lecturer at the postgraduate programmes of the European Study Centre organised by the ELTE Institute of Legal Studies and Budapest University of Economics
  • Jean Monnet Professor of European Economic Integration and European Union Law, 1996
  • Counsellor on European Integration, Supervisor of  the Integration Strategy Working Group, Counsellor on the legal conditions of the EU accession
  • Junior Fellow of Collegium Budapest, 1998/1999, Tutor of the Invisible College
  • Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court, 1997-1998
  • Hungarian Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs, UNESCO, 1999-2001
  • Vice-president of the Hungarian Competition Authority, President of the Competition Council, 2000-2002
  • Arbitrator of the Permanent Financial and Capital Market Court of Arbitration, 2008-2014
  • Lawyer, 2003-present. Specialised in: EU economic law, economic competition law, civil law, international private law, constitutional law, administrative law