Nicola Countouris

Former Director of Research Department


Nicola Countouris was the Director of the Research Department at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) until August 2023 and is a Professor in Labour Law and European Law at the Faculty of Laws of University College London (UCL). Before joining the ETUI and UCL he had taught law at the Universities of Reading, LSE, and Oxford, where he also obtained his DPhil under the supervision of Professor Mark Freedland. He has acted as an independent expert for the International Labour Office, the ETUC, and on a number of European Commission funded projects. He is the author and co-author of some 55 publications, including The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations co-authored with Mark Freedland and published by OUP in 2011.     


Areas of activity

Labour law, and its domestic, comparative, and European/International dimensions.

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