IN SEARCH OF (LEGAL) SYMMETRY IN THE ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION: ‘OFF THE BEATEN TRACK’

Federico Di Dario, Ph.D. Candidate in International Perspectives in Corporate Governance and Public Administration at University of Teramo, Faculty of Political Science. 1. Old Asymmetries: Is more economic integration the answer? The Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is characterized by an asymmetrical design: on the one side, monetary policy is conducted at a supranational level,… More IN SEARCH OF (LEGAL) SYMMETRY IN THE ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION: ‘OFF THE BEATEN TRACK’

A COMMENT ON OPINION 2/15 AND INVESTOR STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. THE PRICE OF PRESERVING THE DIVISION OF POWERS

Giorgia Sangiuolo, Lawyer, PhD Researcher King’s College London Opinion 2/15 on the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Singapore (EUSFTA) constitutes another significant chapter in the relationship between the EU and its Member States, and is destined to shape the EU’s role on the international plane for years to come. The European… More A COMMENT ON OPINION 2/15 AND INVESTOR STATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. THE PRICE OF PRESERVING THE DIVISION OF POWERS

Disclosure of End Use of Funds as a Measure to Check Fund Diversion

*Surya Rajkumar Introduction. On the 14th of June 2017, a Westminster Magistrate Court heard the matter concerning beleaguered Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya’s extradition[i] to India. The case concerned an alleged loan default case arising from the diversion of funds amounting to $134m extended by an Indian State owned bank. This is not the first instance… More Disclosure of End Use of Funds as a Measure to Check Fund Diversion

AGRICULTURE AND COMPETITION LAW: A TALE OF UNEASY RELATIONSHIP?

by Nidhi Singh*   I BRIEF BACKGROUND ON THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY (CAP)   Since the Treaty of Rome has come into force, there has been an incessant conflict between the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)[1] and EU competition policies. Some scholars have argued that farming activities should be entirely exempt from competition law given the… More AGRICULTURE AND COMPETITION LAW: A TALE OF UNEASY RELATIONSHIP?

Legal Mechanism to Reduce Aviation’s Climate Change Impact— Introducing CORSIA

*Luping Zhang, PhD Researcher King’s College London Business today is no longer about usual commodities. Environment and environmental issues themselves can be transformed into commodities, such as carbon credit. In 2015, the world has witnessed a new milestone of the Paris Agreement in the battle of climate change. However, specific attention is drawn to an… More Legal Mechanism to Reduce Aviation’s Climate Change Impact— Introducing CORSIA

The Role of Private Equity Funds in the Troubled Shipping Industry

By Ioannis Yiasemis When considering troubled industries in the current economic environment, one of the most obvious examples is the shipping industry. An indication of the problems faced by shipping companies is the dramatic fall over the past two years in the freight rate (the price at which a certain cargo is delivered from one… More The Role of Private Equity Funds in the Troubled Shipping Industry

The diminishing returns of ever greater profile of competition enforcement

A little over a year ago, I read Alex Chisholm’s speech,[1] the then chief executive of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which was delivered at the June 2015 annual Chatham House competition conference. In his speech he mentioned a book by Anntje Ottow[2] titled Market & Competition Authorities. Good Agency Principles[3]. As an… More The diminishing returns of ever greater profile of competition enforcement

Challenging the traditional tools for economic analysis in competition cases – 10th Annual IGLR Conference, King’s College London

The following is a report from a presentation by Magali Eben at the International Graduate Legal Research (ILGR) Conference on 4 April 2016. Presenting her idea, Megali Eben suggests that the traditional tools used for defining the relevant market in competition cases can be updated by including personal data among the relevant elements that are… More Challenging the traditional tools for economic analysis in competition cases – 10th Annual IGLR Conference, King’s College London