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Leo Flynn
Legal Adviser and Visiting Professor in Law at European Commission, Brussels and King’s College London

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Leo Flynn, a graduate of the National University of Ireland and of Cambridge University, joined the Legal Service of the European Commission in 2002.  He is a Legal Adviser and currently deals with issues of economic governance.

Leo worked in the State aid team of the Legal Service from 2008 to 2016, where he was responsible for issues concerning State aid to banks in the context of the financial crisis since 2009. He also dealt with questions concerning State aid procedure including recovery and execution of State aid decisions.

Prior to joining the Commission, Leo had worked as a Legal Secretary at the Court of Justice for five years.  From 1992 to 1997, he had lectured at King’s College, London.  He is currently a Visiting Professor at King's College.

He has been an agent for the Commission in over 250 cases, more than half of which concern State aid.