Citizenship Law, Rule of Law, European Constitutionalism,
EU Law of the Overseas
Finding pleasure in typing in cafés worldwide I became an expert in citizenship, nationality and immigration law and constitutional law of the European Union with a particular emphasis on the Rule of Law and other key principles of EU law, EU external relations law, and EU Law of the Overseas: the former colonial possessions and their upgraded ties with the European Union.
There is a certain passion to the law, so I published widely on these subjects, including ten books and roughly a hundred articles and essays.
My Chair in EU Constitutional law is at Groningen. Besides, I hold a visiting professorship at the College of Europe in Natolin and chair the Investment Migration Council, a global association of investment migration professionals.

To make an impact outside the ivory tower, I consult governments and international institutions (Kingdom of the Netherlands; the Maltese Republic; European Parliament, EU Overseas Countries and Territories Association) and act as expert for leading law firms (Clifford Chance; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt; Henley & Partners) on the subjects of my interest.

Discovering the world and the law, I held visiting research and teaching appointments at Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School, LAPA Crane Fellowship), NYU Law School (Emile Noël Fellowship), Boston College Law School (Distinguished Clough Fellowship), Osaka Graduate School of Law, York University (Toronto), Turin Faculty of Law, Ljubljana Faculty of Law and many others. Giving talks, gues-lectures and key-notes brought me to more than 40 countries and hundreds of institutions worldwide.
My latest research projects include EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights (ed. Cambridge, 2017); Enforcement of EU Law and Values (eds. with A. Jakab, Oxford, 2017); Reinforcing Rule of Law Oversight in the European Union (eds. with C.Closa, Cambridge, 2016); Europe's Justice Deficit? (eds. with G. de Búrca and A. Williams, Hart, 2015); The European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order (eds. with F. Amtenbrink, Cambridge, 2014).
Together with Henley and Partners I created the QNI: Henley and Partners–Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, applying rigorous and simple methodology to the assessment of the quality of all the world's nationalities.

Every single page, from blogposts and articles to government advice and written evidence, has been written in great cafés or in the air. The most important cafés for this have been four, joined by hundreds of others.
© 2016 Dimitry Kochenov
Europees en Economisch Recht
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712CE Groningen, The Netherlands