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Sussex law graduate recognised for expertise on European law

Sir Jonathan Faull

Sir Jonathan Faull, a leading authority on European law, became an honorary Doctor of the University this morning (Wednesday 25 July).

Currently the Chair of European Public Affairs at the Brunswick Group, Sir Jonathan has enjoyed a distinguished career at the European Commission, working on a wide range of policies.

As the Commission’s most senior British official, his recent roles included Director-General Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, as well as Director-General of the Task Force for strategic issues related to the UK Referendum.

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 (later Justice, Freedom and Security) from 2003 to 2010. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Centre for European Reform and the Institut Jacques Delors.

Sir Jonathan studied law at the University of Sussex and has an MA from the College of Europe in Bruges. He has authored many articles on European law and policy, and co-edited a leading work on European competition law.

He is a visiting Professor at King’s College, London and at the College of Europe, and is an Emeritus Professor of Law at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.

Sir Jonathan was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2017 for services to UK relations with the European Union.

Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 27 July 2018


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