Whose Autonomy is it Anyway? Freedom of Contract, the Right to Work and the General Principles of EU Law

Dr Niall O’Connor, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has authored an article exploring the significance, in the employment context, of freedom of contract as a fundamental right in article 16 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (the Charter). For the first half of its existence, few could have foreseen that article … Continue reading Whose Autonomy is it Anyway? Freedom of Contract, the Right to Work and the General Principles of EU Law

Cross-Border Mergers in the EU: Shareholders’ Derivative Suits Against Corporate Directors

Dr Georgios Zouridakis, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has published a new chapter in the edited collection Cross-Border Mergers: EU Perspectives and National Experiences (Springer 2019). Dr Zouridakis' study shows that shareholders championing corporate interests may face several obstacles following cross-border mergers within the EU, depending on whether the suit is temporally … Continue reading Cross-Border Mergers in the EU: Shareholders’ Derivative Suits Against Corporate Directors

Research Updates on Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Regulation

Dr. Onyeka Osuji, Reader in Law, has been busy this year publishing and presenting his research at an international conference. Here are a few updates on his recent activities: Corporate Governance Publications Edited book: F Ngwu, O Osuji, C Ogbechie and D Williamson (eds), Enhancing Board Effectiveness: Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging … Continue reading Research Updates on Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Regulation

Workshop on ‘Brexit: Regulatory Challenges for Business Law’

10 May 2019 10.00am - 5.00pm University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will result in far-reaching, significant consequences for the regulatory spheres of both the UK and the remaining Member States. Even after the completion of the withdrawal process, EU laws will still impact businesses operating in … Continue reading Workshop on ‘Brexit: Regulatory Challenges for Business Law’

Saving Italian chocolate companies – and reforming Italian law

Eugenio Vaccari, lecturer at the University of Essex School of Law, has written for The Conversation on the problems of Italian chocolate company, Pernigotti, and how Italy's approach to corporate rescue hurts the country. Cases like Pernigotti, Ilva and Alitalia have become all too common in a country (Italy) whose industries often struggle to successfully compete, particularly … Continue reading Saving Italian chocolate companies – and reforming Italian law