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Professor Snell was educated at the University of Helsinki and at King’s College London, where he was a King’s College London Association and Lord Slynn Foundation Scholar. His area of expertise is European Union law. He holds a Chair in European Law also at the University of Turku, Finland. He has taught EU law at numerous institutions, including the UK Civil Service College, King’s College London, the University of Leicester, and Univ. Carlos III (Madrid). He has acted as an external examiner inter alia at the European University Institute, University of Edinburgh, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, and the University of Oxford.

Professor Snell serves as a Joint Editor for European Law Review and is a Member of the Editorial Board of European Business Law Review. He is a member of the Law Panel for Julkaisufoorumi, which is a project set up by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies to evaluate research quality. He has given evidence to the Finnish Parliament on various questions relating to European integration. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has delivered papers inter alia at Universities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Cambridge, Helsinki, Leeds, Leiden, Oslo, Oxford, and Utrecht, as well as at Copenhagen Business School, King’s College London and University College London.

Professor Snell’s main research interest is European economic integration. He is currently writing a monograph on Principles of Internal Market Law for Oxford University Press, and is editing a research handbook on internal market law for Edward Elgar together with Professor Panos Koutrakos of City University London.

Areas of Expertise

  • European Union law


  1. European Union and National Referendums: Need for Change after the Brexit Vote?. European Business Law Review 28, 767-784.
  2. & (Eds.). Research Handbook on the Law of the EU’s Internal Market. Edward Elgar.
  3. & Economic Mobility and Fiscal Federalism: Taxation and European Responses in a Changing Constitutional Context. European Law Journal 22(6), 772-790.
  4. Economic Justifications and the Role of the State. In Panos Koutrakos, Niamh Nic Shuibhne, Phil Syrpis (Ed.), Exceptions from EU Free Movement Law. Hart Publishing.
  5. The Trilemma of European Economic and Monetary Integration, and Its Consequences. European Law Journal 22, 157-179.

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Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2013 Present Professor of European Law University of Turku

Research Groups

  • Member

    Centre for Global Legal Priorities