The Luxembourg court does not negotiate: A brief commentary on the OMT ruling (Case C-62/14, Gauweiler)

by Napoleon Xanthoulis[1]   Introduction  On 6 September 2012, the majority of the members of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Governing Council had every reason to be excited. The time had come to enact the ECB President’s promise made only a few weeks ago, to do “whatever it takes”[2] to protect the single currency from… More The Luxembourg court does not negotiate: A brief commentary on the OMT ruling (Case C-62/14, Gauweiler)

Competition Damages Claims in the UK – Key Changes of 2015

Sylwester Gumienny (PG Diploma in EU Competition Law candidate, King’s College, London)   On 1 October 2015, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (The Act) came into force, introducing changes to the UK’s competition litigation regime, including changes to the jurisdiction of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Simultaneously, CAT’s revised procedural rules came into force[1]. The… More Competition Damages Claims in the UK – Key Changes of 2015

Tax rulings: From certainty to uncertainty?

Charles Duro, International Tax Law LL.M. candidate, King’s College London   In November 2014, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists shook up the economical world when the “LuxLeaks[i]” affairs were uncovered. The documents leaked under this investigation revealed tax rulings that had been granted in the past by the Luxembourg tax administration, more precisely its infamous… More Tax rulings: From certainty to uncertainty?

CALL FOR PAPERS

Enthusiastic about Commercial and Financial Law? Get your views heard and publish online with the KSLR Commercial and Financial Law Blog. The KSLR Commercial and Financial Law Blog is a student-run blog, part of the King’s College London Law Review. We publish articles written by students, professionals and academics on topics related to commercial and financial law. We are… More CALL FOR PAPERS

The Protection of Legitimate Expectations under the Fair and Equitable Standard

Riccardo Fornasari, LLM Candidate, King’s College London   One of the most controversial issues in international investment law is the discipline of fair and equitable treatment (FET), and more specifically, the protection of legitimate expectations of the investor.  The matter, after the signature of the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the present negotiations on the… More The Protection of Legitimate Expectations under the Fair and Equitable Standard

REVIEW: The CMA – Reflections on the First Year, A speech by Alex Chisholm (Chief Executive), King’s College London, 30 March 2014.

Christy Burzio, LLB, LLM, BVC, AciARB, PhD Candidate at King’s College London   I was extremely intrigued to be invited to this event, not only was it going to provide a reflective summary of what the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) had achieved in the last year, it was also a rare opportunity to see… More REVIEW: The CMA – Reflections on the First Year, A speech by Alex Chisholm (Chief Executive), King’s College London, 30 March 2014.

The post-crisis EU regulation targeting hedge funds

Tiago Ventura Mendes, LL.M. in European Banking and Financial Law, University of Luxembourg, LL.M. Candidate in International Financial Law, King’s College London The politically driven rationales to regulate hedge funds. It is generally agreed that modern hedge funds have made their appearance around 60 years ago when Alfred Winslow Jones, a financially educated journalist, decided to invest… More The post-crisis EU regulation targeting hedge funds

REVIEW: 9th Junior Competition Law Conference, 6th February 2015

Christy Burzio LLB, BVC, LLM, ACIARB, PhD Candidate at King’s College London.   The conference[1] was attended by the very best in competition practice, with over 35 law firms, 4 barristers’ chambers, 5 academic institutions, over 15 representatives from companies including consultancy firms and auditors and 4 regulatory agencies. Key stakeholders in the competition arena… More REVIEW: 9th Junior Competition Law Conference, 6th February 2015