Andrea Biondi


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 the College of Europe in Warsaw and Bocconi University in Milan. He is a member of the Bar of Florence as well as being an Academic Member of Francis Taylor Buildings Chambers in London. Professor Biondi is on the International Advisory Board of European Public Law, King's College Law Journal, European State Aid Law Quarterly and the European Public Private Partnership Law Review.

Andrea's research interest is European Union law, with particular emphasis on 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 liberalization and the role of the State in the economy.

Selected publications:

'An evolutionary theory of state aid control’ in A. Arnull & D. Chalmers, The Oxford Handbook of European Law, OUP, Ch. 12, 2015.

‘EU Procedural Law’ in R Patterson & A. Sodersten, The Companion to EU and international Law, Wiley’s, Ch. 21,  2014.

'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.

'Subsidiarety 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.