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Filipe Brito Bastos is a postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance. He is also completing his doctoral dissertation at the European University Institute of Florence, where he also earned his LLM, under the supervision of Professor Deirdre Curtin. The dissertation is about the judicial development of specific principles on multilevel administrative decision-making in the European Union.

Filipe Brito Bastos
Filipe Brito Bastos

Throughout his doctoral studies in Florence, Filipe was research assistant to Professor Deirdre Curtin, Professor Loïc Azoulai and Professor Claire Kilpatrick. In 2017, Filipe worked as a research associate at the Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies. He also worked as a stagiaire at the European Court of Justice, in the cabinet of Judge Cruz Vilaça, in the spring of that year.

He holds a law degree (cum laude) from the University of Lisbon, where he worked as a teaching assistant in the academic year 2012/2013. Filipe cooperates as an external researcher with the the Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law, where he regularly teaches at workshops linked to Portuguese and comparative law of public property.

Filipe’s main field of interests lie in European and comparative public law, with a particular emphasis on administrative law issues. His current research focuses on rule of law issues in Europe’s composite administration, and on the interplay between EU constitutional and administrative law. Filipe is particularly interested in whether and how past experiences in European composite administration can provide useful legal precedents for new fields, such as the Banking Union.