Sword beach is in La Monnaie: King’s College London Centre of European Law celebrates its 40th anniversary with a high profile event in Brussels

Jose Manuel Panero Rivas MA in Economics for Competition Law, King’s College London, LL.M in European Law, College of Europe, Bruges     Almost 70 years after the Normandy landings, the Centre of European Law of King’s College London arrived to the heart of Brussels to celebrate its 40th anniversary with the community of distance learners’ alumni. There, some of the most prominent London-based professors of the Centre were celebrating the success of the institution with their Brussels-based colleagues and former students. In attendance were…

Free movement of capital and Golden Shares in Volkswagen: unexpected twist or foreseeable outcome?

Jelena Ganza, PhD Candidate, Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL Pursuant to the so-called ‘loyalty to the EU principle’ enshrined in Article 10 EC, Member States are obliged to remove national barriers to free movement of capital (Article 63 TFEU). However there are certain national barriers which the Member States sought to retain in spite of the foresaid obligation. These barriers are the so-called ‘golden shares’[i]  which allow State to retain control over former SOE’s. Typically, the special ‘golden’ share (hereafter: GS) aimed to remain…

Case Note on C-466/12 Svensson

Justin Koo, PhD Candidate at King’s College London   The much anticipated hyperlinking case of Svensson[1] was delivered by the CJEU on the 13th February 2014. Such was the importance of the impending decision, several cases were stayed pending its outcome – C More Entertainment (Case C-279/13),[2] Bestwater (Case C-348/13)[3] and Paramount v B Sky B.[4] Oddly enough, there was no Advocate General’s Opinion which was surprising given the potential implications of the case including the undermining of the Internet as well as the possibility…

Robin Hood (tax): really an EU outlaw?

Alin Fouladvand, MSc Risk and Finance, London School of Economics Marco Guerra, LLM University of Milan; LLM Student, King’s College London   1. Introduction On 28 September 2011, the European Commission proposed a harmonised Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) aimed, among other reasons, at the reduction of competitive distortions in the single market[1]. In the absence of an unanimous agreement between all EU Member States, a subgroup of them (the so-called FTT Zone) engaged into a procedure of “enhanced cooperation” for a common FTT[2], authorised by…

FEATURED: Invitation to IGLRC 2014 EU Law Panel

International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC) 2014 The eighth annual International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC) will be held on the 14-15 April 2014 at King’s College London, home of one of the top 25 law schools worldwide and located in the heart of London’s legal district. This two-day conference has a reputation for being a unique platform to meet other researchers and academics from across the world. It will also give delegates a fantastic opportunity to listen to a wide variety of selected presentations…

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