The German Constitutional Court’s Decision on PSPP: Between Mental Gymnastics and Common Sense

The Federal Constitutional Court Professor Theodore Konstadinides, School of Law, University of Essex The 5th of May 2020 will be remembered as a strange day for EU law and German constitutionalism. The German Constitutional Court upheld the constitutional complaints by several groups of individuals against the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP). As explained in yesterday’s … Continue reading The German Constitutional Court’s Decision on PSPP: Between Mental Gymnastics and Common Sense

Visiting the Shanghai Stock Exchange to discuss Capital Market Issues between China and the UK

Dr Huang hitting the iconic gong, a practice in China to celebrate a successful IPO Dr Flora Huang, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, visited the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) in China between 21-25 October 2019. This research visit, which is funded by the British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, aims to promote research … Continue reading Visiting the Shanghai Stock Exchange to discuss Capital Market Issues between China and the UK

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

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’