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Professor Andrea Biondi

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Andrea Biondi is Professor of European Union Law and the Director of the Centre for European Law at King’s College London. He is a visiting professor at Bocconi University Milan and Freie Universität Berlin. He was previously a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw, Georgetown University and Universidade Católica Portuguesa of Lisbon. He is a member of the Bar of Florence as well as being an Academic Associate at 39 Essex Chambers in London.

Professor Biondi is on the International Advisory Board of European Public Law, European State Aid Law Quarterly and the European Public Private Partnership Law Review. He is general Editor of the European Monographs Series for Kluwer Int. From 2015, until January 2017, he was Legal Advisor on EU law matters for the Italian Prime Minister's Office.

Research interests and PhD supervision

Professor Biondi's research interests are in European Union law, with particular emphasis on state aid law, regulation of trade and the judicial protection of EU rights and regulation of trade.

He has written extensively on the notion of effective judicial protection and on the pros and cons of harmonisation of procedural rules at the European Level. As regards trade law, he is particularly interested in the free movement of goods and services. His interest in EU State aid law focuses mainly on the question of how an appropriate balance can be struck between trade liberalisation and the role of the State in the economy.

PhD students & topics 

Selected publications

  • ‘State aid control, government spending and the virtue of loyalty’ in P. Birkinshaw & A.Biondi (ed.) ‘Britain Alone! The implications and Consequences of UK exit from the EU,’ Kluwer, ch 16, 2016.
  • ‘EU Procedural Law’ in R Patterson & A. Sodersten (ed.), A Companion to EU and International Law, Wiley’s, Ch. 11, 2016.
  • ‘The boundaries of state aid control’ Italian Antitrust Law Review, n.1, 2015, 9. 
  • ‘An evolutionary theory of state aid control’ (with. E Righini) in A. Arnull & D. Chalmers (ed), The Oxford Handbook of European Law, OUP, Ch. 12, 2015. 
  • ‘On Exit Strategies: the test of remoteness and its application in the free movement acquis’, in R.Mastroianni and others, Liber Amicorum Professor Tesauro’, Giuffre, 2014, 234.
  • ‘State Aid is falling, falling down: an analysis of the concept of ‘aid’ in the acquis of the EU Courts’, in   50 Common Market Law Review, 2013, 1719.
  • ‘20 years on: Francovich and damages in state aid cases’ in Schepisi (eds) State aid control and national courts, Turin, 2013, 103
  • ‘Subsidiarity in the Courtroom’ in A. Biondi & P. Eeckhout (eds.), The Future of EU law after the Lisbon Treaty’ OUP, Oxford (2012), 213.
  • 'The rationale of State aid control: a return to orthodoxy', in Cambridge Yearbook of EU Law, 2010, 35.

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  • European Law


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