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Centre of European Law

About the Centre

The Centre of European Law has a fine tradition of teaching and research into all areas of European Union Law and celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014.  It enjoys a reputation of excellence for offering a distinguished programme of public lectures, seminars and conferences.

The President of the Centre of European Law is Professor Sir Francis G. Jacobs, KCMG, QC. Sir Francis Jacobs was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Groningen in 2014.

The current Centre directors are Professor Andrea Biondi and Professor Takis Tridimas.

Around 400 students are enrolled on our four Postgraduate Diploma/MA  Distance Learning Programmes in any year.  These long established programmes have earned an excellent worldwide reputation which attracts students from top law firms and public bodies alike.

 Forthcoming events

  •  we are planning for academic year 2014/15 please bear with us ....

 

Recent and Past events
  • European Human Rights - A Force for Good or a Threat to Democracy?
    Public lecture by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
    17 June 2014 at 18.00, King's College London Strand Campus
    Read the news story and download the lecture

  • European Cinema: EU Law and the Challenges of Public Funding
    Senior Practitioner Seminar chaired by Kelyn Bacon QC
    12 June 2014 at 17.00 - 19.00, River Room, King's College Strand Campus

  • A new era for private competition actions in the UK
    Lunchtime lecture by Sir Peter Roth, President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal
    6 June 2014 at 12.30, The Law Society, Chancery Lane

  • Britain Alone Conference
    9 May 2014, all day conference, free of charge
    In association with the Institute of European Public Law, University of Hull
    Chancellor Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, University of London
    Programme
    Read the report and view the photos
    Read the King's Student Law Review blog entry

  • Freedom, Security and Justice in the EU: Are we there yet?
    26 March 2014 18.00 - 20.00, Moot Court, Somerset House East Wing
    Public Talk, Book Launch with
    Dr Cian Murphy, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (Chair)
    Dr Orla Lynskey, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Ms Jodie Blackstock, Director of Criminal and EU Justice Policy, JUSTICE

  • Annual European Law Conference
    21 February 2014, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Download the Keynote Address by Judge Marek Safjan, European Court of Justice

  • Kingsland Conference II - The Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive: A Plan for Success?
    One day conference at King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE
    14 February 2014
  • Life Cycles and Competition Law: How Systems Evolve
    Lunchtime Lecture by Bill Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law, Director, Competition Law Centre, The George Washington University, Washington DC
    Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple Hall, EC4Y 7DA
    14 February 2014
  • How efficient is the Commission at making decisions under Article 101(3)?
    Lunchtime lecture by Richard Whish, Emeritus Professor, King's College London
    5 December 2013, Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple
    Download lecture slides

  • How to improve the ability of posted and migrant workers to claim their rights
    Senior Practitioner Seminar with Professor Mikje Houwerzijl, Tilburg University and Professor Tonia Novitz, University of Bristol and Hannah Reed, TUC. Chairedby Professor Aileen McColgan, Matrix Chambers and King's College London
    20 November 2013, River Room, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Download M Houwerzijl lecture slides

  • Rule-making in EU competition law in the context of A102
    Lunchtime lecture by William Allan, Member, Competition Appeal Tribunal and Affiliated Lecturer, Cambridge University
    15 November 2013 at Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple
    Download lecture slides

  • The Five Crises in Europe and the Future of the EU
    Annual Lecture by Jean-Claude Piris
    Former Director of the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union
    29 October 2012 at Strand Campus, King's College London
    Download the lecture text

  • The New State Aid Rules for Airports & Airlines
    Senior Practitioner Seminar with Alain Alexis, Head of Unit, State Aids Transport, European Commission; Josh Holmes, Monckton Chambers; Niamh McCarthy. Head of Competition, International Airlines Group
    8 October 2013 at Strand Campus, King's College London
    download Niamh McCarthy presentation slides
    download Alain Alexis presentation slides

  • The Role of Guidelines in EU Competition Law
    Lunchtime Lecture by David Bailey, Brick Court Chambers and Visiting Professor, King's College London
    24 September 2013 at Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple Hall
    download the slides

  • Joint CEL/JMCE Legal Workshop: European Union: Solidarity in question
    21 June 2013, Strand Campus, King's College London

  • Parliament Talks European Union
    20 June 17.30 - 19.30, Strand Campus, King's College London
    A public talk with William Gash MP, Lord Boswel of Aynho and Professor Andrea Biondi about the UK's relationship with the EU

  • Ten Years of Regulation 1/2003 - A Retrospective
    17 June 2013 at 12.30 , Strand Campus, King's College London
    Lunchtime lecture by Wouter Wils, Hearing Officer, European Commission
    View lectureand download lecture slides

  • Sicurezza e processo di integrazione europea. Le lezioni della storia, le prospettive del futuro
    Public lecture - in Italian - by Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate
    14 June 2013 at 17.00, Strand Campus, King's College London
    In cooperation with the Italian Embassy  

  • The General Court: the need and an opportunity for reformLunchtime Lecture by Marc van der Woude, Judge, General Court of the European Union

    8 March 2013, Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple Hall
    Lecture Slides

  • Annual European Law Conference

    15 February 2013, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Keynote speaker: Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen,
    European Court of Justice
    Download lecture text Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen

  • The Modernisation of State Aid Rules

    11 January 2013, Strand Campus, King's College LondonDiscussion with Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition, and Vincent Cable, UK Secretary of State

    Discussion with , Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Competition, and , UK Secretary of State
  • Antitrust compliance programmes and optimal antitrust enforcement

    5 December 2012 at 12.30, Courtauld InstituteLunchtime lecture by Wouter Wils, Hearing Officer, European Commission
    View lecture and download slides

    Lunchtime lecture by Wouter Wils, Hearing Officer, European Commission  and
  • EU State Aid Law: Not a pretty sight

    15 November 2012 at 18.30, Strand Campus, King's College LondonLecture by Sir Jeremy Lever KCMG, QC, MA FRSA

    Lecture by

    Mr Justice Kenneth Parker in the chair
    Download lecture

  • Recent Developments in EU and UK Competition Law

    27 September - 25 October 2012, Strand Campus, King's College London5-lecture series by Professor Richard Whish

    5 -lecture series by Professor Richard Whish
  • OFT: Looking ahead to changes

    18 October 2012 at 12.30, Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street
    Lunchtime lecture by Philip Collins, Chairman, Office of Fair Trading
    Download lecture 

  • Competition System Architecture: How to Choose an Effective Institutional Design

    16 July 2012 at 12.30, Strand Campus, King's College LondonLunchtime lecture by Professor Bill Kovacic, George Washington University; former Chairman, US Federal Trade Commission
    Download lecture slides

    Lunchtime lecture by Professor Bill Kovacic, George Washington University; former Chairman, US Federal Trade Commission
  • The role of the Hearing Officer in competition proceedings before the European Commission

    4 July 2012 at 12.30, Strand Campus, King's College London
    Lunchtime lecture by Wouter Wils, Hearing Officer, European Commission
    Download lecture slides

  • Standards of review and appeal in cases before the CAT

    12 June 2012 at 12.30, Strand Campus, King's College LondonLunchtime lecture by Marcus Smith QC, Chairman, Competition Appeal Tribunal

    L unchtime lecture by Marcus Smith QC, Chairman, Competition Appeal Tribunal

 

 

 

 
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