Federico Fabbrini

Federico Fabbrini

Full Professor of European Law, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland

Federico Fabbrini is full professor of European law at the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University in Ireland, where he also directs the European Law Research Centre and is the founding director of the Brexit Institute. Fabbrini holds law degrees from the Universities of Trento and Bologna, and a Ph.D. in EU law from the European University Institute.

He previously held academic positions at Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and has been a visiting professor at Princeton University, the University of New South Wales in Australia and Meiji University in Japan, while also being a recurrent visiting professor at the University of Paris II Pantheon-Assas in France. Fabbrini has published extensively in the field of EU law, and a defining feature of his scholarship is a comparative perspective with the U.S.

He is the author of four monographs in English, all published by Oxford University Press: “Fundamental Rights in Europe” (2014), “Economic Governance in Europe” (2016), “Brexit and the Future of the EU” (2020) and “EU Fiscal Capacity” (2022). He has also authored three monographs in Italian, including a textbook on introduction to EU law. Moreover, he is editor of four volumes on “The Law & Politics of Brexit,” all published by Oxford University Press, and co-editor of another dozen volumes or special journal issues.

Fabbrini has authored 100 book chapters and articles on EU law, and regularly publishes in both EU- and U.S.-based journals. His work has been cited by the European Court of Justice, and he has written high-level reports at the request of the European Parliament and Eurogroup Presidency. He regularly speaks before EU institutions and is frequently interviewed by the media on European affairs. Fabbrini has also received an increasing number of distinctions for his scholarly work on EU law. In 2019, he was awarded the Charlemagne Prize fellowship for his work on the future of Europe. In 2021, he was appointed a knight by the president of Italy for his scientific merits on Brexit. And in 2022, he was named a Young European Leader of the year by Friends of Europe.

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