SYSTEMIC CRISES AND THE COST OF REGULATION: THE DODD-FRANK ACT, THE EU SINGLE RESOLUTION MECHANISM AND UNEXPECTED LESSONS FROM FREE BANKING

Teemu Alexander Puutio[1]   A.  Systemic crises and political capturing   The global meltdown sparked by the 2007–2008 subprime mortgage failures gave momentum to a tidal wave of regulatory reactions. In the United States, Congress’ attempt at reigning in the mavericks of Wall Street came in the form of the ambitious Dodd-Frank Act[i], which aims… More SYSTEMIC CRISES AND THE COST OF REGULATION: THE DODD-FRANK ACT, THE EU SINGLE RESOLUTION MECHANISM AND UNEXPECTED LESSONS FROM FREE BANKING

Human Rights Reporting and the Non-financial Disclosure Regime in Europe

Koen de Roo[1] Business involvement in human rights violations as laid bare by cases such as the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza – a building housing clothing factories situated in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka – has led to the introduction of several legal and non-legal mechanisms which aim to enforce corporate responsibility to respect human… More Human Rights Reporting and the Non-financial Disclosure Regime in Europe

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

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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.