Professor Andrea Biondi further bolsters 39 Essex Chambers' EU law capabilities.

39 Essex Chambers is pleased to announce that it has appointed Andrea Biondi, Professor of European Union Law and Director of the Centre of European Law at King's College London, as an academic associate.

Professor Biondi has a distinguished academic record with visiting positions at leading European Universities, including Bocconi University in Milan and Freie Universität in Berlin. Since 2015 he has been the Senior Legal Advisor on EU law to the office of the Prime Minister of Italy. Professor Biondi's research interests are in European Union law, with particular emphasis on state aid law, trade law and regulation as well as judicial protection of EU rights. He has published extensively on each of these areas and has provided expert opinions in related arbitration and litigation hearings.

Professor Andrea Biondi, says of his new appointment:

"It takes some courage to appoint an EU lawyer in the current climate. Challenges can however be transformed into opportunities and I am honoured and excited to join 39 Essex Chambers to work together in these interesting times.'

 David Barnes, Chief Executive and Director of Clerking, comments:

"We welcome Professor Andrea Biondi as an academic associate of 39 Essex Chambers. He further boosts our in-depth capabilities in European law. We very much look forward to working with him and benefiting from his valuable insight as we continue to expand our services to meet the growing needs of both domestic and international clients."