Federico Fabbrini


Federico Fabbrini is Full Professor of European Law at the School of Law & Government of DCU and the Principal of the Brexit Institute. He holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute and he is a fully qualified attorney in Italy. He previously held academic positions in the Netherlands and Denmark.

He is the author of “Fundamental Rights in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2014), “Economic Governance in Europe” (Oxford University Press 2016) and “Brexit & the Future of the European Union” (Oxford University Press 2020) as well as the editor, among others, of “The Law & Politics of Brexit” (Oxford University Press 2017), “The Law & Politics of Brexit. Volume 2: the Withdrawal Agreement” (Oxford University Press 2020), “The Law & Politics of Brexit. Volume 3: The Framework of New EU-UK Relations” (Oxford University Press 2021) and “The Law & Politics of Brexit. Volume 4. The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland” (Oxford University Press 2022).

He regularly engages with EU institutions and national governments, and has presented his work to among others, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the EFTA Court, and the UK Financial Conduct Authority. In 2019 he was awarded the Charlemagne Prize fellowship for research, in recognition of his work on the Future of Europe.