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Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG


Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG joined BIICL as a Honorary Senior Fellow in 2023. He is Chair of European Public Affairs at the Brunswick Group. 

Previously, he worked in the European Commission on a wide range of policies including competition, justice and home affairs, internal market and financial services and, lastly, Brexit. He became Director for Competition Policy at the Directorate-General for Competition in 1995, Deputy Director-General in charge of State aid in 1999 and Spokesman and Director-General of Press and Communication in 1999. He was Director-General of Justice and Home Affairs from 2003 to 2010 and then Director-General in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA) between 2010 and 2015. He was Director-General of a Task Force for Strategic Issues related to the UK in the period running up to the Referendum (2015-2016). 

He is co-editor of a major work on the EU Law of Competition (Faull and Nikpay). He studied law at the University of Sussex and has an MA from the College of Europe in Bruges. He teaches at Sciences Po (Paris) and is a visiting fellow of the University of Cambridge Centre for European Legal Studies and previously taught at the College of Europe (Bruges). He is Emeritus Professor of Law at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He is a visiting Professor at King's College, London and a member of the boards of the Jacques Delors Institute and the Centre for European Reform. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Sussex. Sir Jonathan was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2017 for services to UK relations with the European Union.


Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG

Honorary Senior Fellow

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