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dr. F. (Filipe) Brito Bastos

Faculty of Law
European Public Law

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: 10.24
Postal address
  • Postbus 15859
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Filipe Brito Bastos is a postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance. He completed 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.

    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.

    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.

  • Peer-Reviewed Publications

    ‘Derivative Illegality in European Composite Administrative Procedures’, in: Common Market Law Review, Volume 55, Number 1, 101 ff

    ‘The Borelli Doctrine Revisited: Three Issues of Coherence in a Landmark Ruling for EU Administrative Justice’, in: Review of European Administrative Law, Volume 8, Number 2, December 2015, 269 ff 


    ‘New Challenges to Democracy: the Portuguese Case’ (in co-authorship with Jorge Silva Sampaio and Afonso Chuva Brás), in: European Review of Public Law, Vol. 27, no 1 (95), Spring 2015, 387 ff


  • Selected conferences

    "Accountability and control of European Multilevel Administration", convener, ACELG and ACES (Amsterdam, 2019)


    "Information Sharing and European Agencies: Novel Frontiers", co-convener with Professor Deirdre Curtin, European University Institute (Florence, 2018)


    “The Judicial Crafting of EU Executive Federalism”, paper presented at the 2017 W. G. Hart Legal Workshop at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London (London, July 2017)

    “A divided judiciary for a joint administration? Composite procedures and the limits of European judicial review”, paper presented at the ICON-S 2017 Annual Conference (Copenhagen, July 2017)

    “Multilevel administration and its citizens: the right to be heard in EU composite administrative procedures”, paper presented at the Católica Graduate Legal Research Conference 2016, organized at the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Lisbon (jointly with Católica Global School of Law and Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law) (Lisbon, September 2016)

    “Mapping a constitutional dilemma: derivative illegality in European composite administrative procedures”, paper presented at the workshop «Implementation and judicial politics: Conflict and compliance in the EU multi-level system», organized by the WZB (Berlin Social Science Centre) and the German Institute for Public Administration Speyer (Berlin, March 2016)

    “25 years after the Borelli doctrine: two issues of coherence in the case-law on actions for annulment in bottom-up composite administrative decision-making”, paper presented at the 2015 Review of European Administrative Law Research Forum (Utrecht January 2015)

  • Publications


    • Brito Bastos, F. (Accepted/In press). Judicial review of Composite Administrative Procedures in the Single Supervisory Mechanism: Case C-219/17, Silvio Berlusconi and Finanziaria d'investimento Fininvest SpA (Fininvest) v Banca d'Italia and Istituto per la Vigilanza Sulle Assicurazioni (IVASS), Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 19 December 2018, EU:C:2018:1023. Common Market Law Review.


    • Brito Bastos, F. (2018). Derivative Illegality in European Composite Administrative Procedures. Common Market Law Review, 55(1), 101-134. [details]


    • Brito Bastos, F. (2019). Young Scholars Award.


    • Brito Bastos, F. (2018-). Research Network on European Administrative Law.


    • Brito Bastos, F. (organiser) & Curtin, D. M. (organiser) (23-5-2018 - 24-5-2018). Information Sharing and European Agencies: Novel Frontiers, Florence, Italy (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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  • Ancillary activities
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