Third Annual Postgraduate Research Forum at The City Law School

By Petya Ilieva, PhD Candidate, The City Law School On 16th May 2013, The City Law School hosted the Third Annual Postgraduate Research Conference. Prof Jason Chuah, Head of School, and Dr Mauro Barelli, Senior Tutor for Research, welcome the research students and members of the staff. The Postgraduate Research Forum once again provided an … Continue reading

CJEU ruling: dedicated meta-search engine infringes database right

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) released an important decision concerning the sui generis right under Article 7 of the Directive 96/9 on the legal protection of databases. The court held that an internet operator that provides a dedicated meta-search engine (which in turn uses search engines provided by other websites to … Continue reading

Exceptions from EU movement law: Derogation, Justification, and Proportionality

Professor Panos Koutrakos, Professor of European Law at The City Law School has hosted a workshop on a cutting-edge topic of European Union law.  The workshop entitled, ‘Exceptions from EU movement law: Derogation, Justification, and Proportionality’ took place on 20th and 21st February.  It was organized jointly with Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne from the University of … Continue reading

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Explainer: how does the Italian criminal justice system work?

Article originally published in The Conversation. In the light of Friday’s guilty verdict in the case of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian criminal justice system is once again under the magnifying glass. Foreign scrutiny of the case has so far been unflattering to the Italian legal system (and Italy in general), not helped … Continue reading

Viva success at the City Law School

On 23rd January Jose Maria Lezcano Navarro successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled ‘The Piercing of the Corporate Veil in Latina American Jurisprudence, with Specific Emphasis on Panama’. The external examiner was Professor Charlotte Villiers from the University of Bristol, while the internal examiner was Katherine Reece-Thomas. Jose Maria performed brilliantly during his viva and passed … Continue reading

The EU’s Financial Supervisory Authorities: Mind the Accountability Gap

Dr Marios Costa comments on the recent European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) judgement on the EU Law Analysis blog.  The judgment raises significant questions about the accountability of EU’s newly created financial agencies. Read Dr Costa’s full piece.

The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists

On 11 December 2013, the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) hosted Professor Alexander Somek, Charles E. Floete Chair in Law at the College of Law, The University of Iowa, USA. The topic of his seminar was ‘The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists’. Professor Somek examined the belief that national democracies are inherently deficient on democratic … Continue reading

KU Leuven University – De lege ferenda

Four City PhD students presented papers at the Transport Law – De lege ferenda Round Table at KU Leuven University on 14-15 November 2013. The conference brought young academics together to discuss amendments to solve some of the current legislative and practical problems in transport law. Carlo Corcione presented a paper entitled “The evolution of … Continue reading

International Commercial & Transport Law Group (ICTLG)’s Inaugural Seminar

The International Commercial & Transport Law Group successfully organised its inaugural seminar for students and researchers on 20th November 2013. The Aviation Law seminar was entitled: ‘The proliferation of domestic and regional air passenger rights regimes: a global regulatory response on the horizon?’, and was delivered by Dr Steven Truxal, Lecturer in Commercial, Contract and … Continue reading

The EU and the Rule of Law – What next?

Date and Time: 4th December at 1.00pm Venue: Room AG05, College Building. We are delighted to welcome Professor Laurent Pech to speak on the future of the rule of law in the EU at the next CLS research seminar. Abstract According to the EU Treaties, the rule of law is both a principle on which … Continue reading