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Federico Ferretti

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology and Business Law

Academic discipline: IUS/05 Economics Law

Curriculum vitae

Professor of Economic Law and Financial Markets at the University of Bologna since October 2018. His research interests are mainly in EU market law, in particular from the perspective of consumers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). His current research focuses on the protection of users of financial services, economic and social inclusion, and digital markets.

Winner of the 2019 call of a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence 'Consumers and SMEs in the Digital Single Market'.

Member of the Financial Services User Group (FSUG) of the European Commission, advising in the preparation of legislation or policy initiatives which affect the users of financial services, providing insight, opinion and advice concerning the practical implementation of such policies, proactively seeking to identify key financial services issues which affect users of financial services, and liaising with and providing information to financial services user representatives and representative bodies at the European Union and national level.

Member of the Consumer Policy Advisory Group (CPAG) of the European Commission. As part of a new model of partnership between the Commission, Member States and other stakeholders, the CPAG advises the Commission on the implementation as well as the monitoring of the European consumer agenda.

Sept. 2007 – Oct. 2018 Senior Lecturer in Law (formerly Lecturer), Brunel Law School, Brunel University London, UK.



10/2008 PhD in Law, School of Law, University of Leeds (UK)

09/1997 MA in Contemporary European Studies.

Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex (UK).

09/1996 LL.M in International Commercial Law.

Centre for Legal Studies, University of Sussex (UK).

10/1994 Degree (“Laurea”) in Law, University of Bologna (Italy).

1989 High School Diploma (I).



07/2009 PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Brunel University London (UK) – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

2004 Italian Bar Exam (Court of Appeal of Bologna, Italy): AVVOCATO

08/2001 IT Law Summer School, Downing College, University of Cambridge (UK). Continuing Professional Development.



Italian: mother tongue.

English: fluent.

French: fluent.

Spanish: intermediate