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

Exit Britain Enter the Stakeholders: Could Brexit End the Cultural Wars within the EU Company Law and Give Birth to a Truly “European Company”?

Dr. Marios Koutsias, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has a new publication in the European Business Law Review entitled ‘Exit Britain Enter the Stakeholders: Could Brexit End the Cultural Wars within the European Union Company Law and Give Birth to a Truly “European Company”?' The history of European Union company law … Continue reading Exit Britain Enter the Stakeholders: Could Brexit End the Cultural Wars within the EU Company Law and Give Birth to a Truly “European Company”?

Reporting as a Means to Protect and Promote Human Rights? The EU Non- Financial Reporting Directive

Dr Johanna Hoekstra, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, published an article with Professor Olga Martin-Ortega, Director of the Business, Human Rights and Environment Research Group at the University of Greenwich, entitled Reporting as a Means to Protect and Promote Human Rights? The EU Non- Financial Reporting Directive. The article was published in … Continue reading Reporting as a Means to Protect and Promote Human Rights? The EU Non- Financial Reporting Directive

Analysing the character of the Memoranda of Understanding signed by the European Central Bank

In recent years the use of instruments characterised as “atypical acts” or “soft law” has proliferated in EU law. Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) provide a good case in point as they comprise a convenient way to conclude what are perceived as non-binding agreements negotiated and adopted bilaterally by EU Institutions and third parties. Dr Anastasia Karatzia, … Continue reading Analysing the character of the Memoranda of Understanding signed by the European Central Bank

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

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’

Uber in London: the battle between public and private regulation

Dr Yseult Marique, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr Yseult Marique and her co-author Enguerrand Marique have published a chapter, entitled ‘Uber in London: The battle between public and private regulation’, in the collection Uber & Taxis: Comparative Law Studies, which was edited by D Renders and R Noguellou (Bruylant 2018). The expansion … Continue reading Uber in London: the battle between public and private regulation

Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR

A newly published book, The Triangular Constitution: Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR, by Tom Flynn, lecturer in law at the University of Essex, offers a fresh account of modern European constitutionalism. It uses the Irish constitutional order to demonstrate that, right across the European Union, the national constitution can no longer … Continue reading Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR