Liverpool Economic Governance Unit

Upcoming events

View the latest Liverpool Law School events and seminars, including those hosted by LEGU.

University-wide events

View forthcoming University of Liverpool public events.

Past event highlights


Making Sense of TTIP? Trade, Competition, Regulation, Human Rights & Democracy - 10th June 2016, Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool.


We organise work in progress meetings twice every semester to give an opportunity particularly to our post-graduate research students to present their work at an early stage. We also organise workshops on a variety of subjects in economic governance with external and internal speakers. Keep checking our webpages for the updated schedule of events that will take place in the 2014-2015 academic year.

In the 2013-2014 academic year we organised the following events:

Marie Curie Workshop, “Post-financial Crisis Governance in Europe: Legitimacy Democracy and Competition”, 13 June 2014

  • As part of the ongoing Marie Curie Project, this workshop critically looked into the increasingly problematic relationship between the European Union and citizens from different angles. The speakers and papers of the day were as follows:
  • Dr Diego Muro (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals) "Unemployment – Democracy’s Worst Enemy? - Political Disaffection and the Economic Crisis in Southern Europe"
  • Dr Angela Wigger (Roudbound University Nijmegen), “The Role of Capitalist Competition and its Regulation in the Economic and Financial Crisis. A Critical Political Economy Perspective on EU Competition Control”
  • Dr Firat Cengiz (Liverpool University), “EU’s Democratic Deficit and Competition Policy: What Role for Citizens?”
  • Dr Nikos Skoutaris (University Of East Anglia And London School Of Economics), “On Sovereign Debt Crisis And Sovereignty: A Constitutional Law Perspective On The Greek Crisis”

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Law and Economics, 13 May 2014

We organised this workshop with our colleagues from Liverpool University’s Management School with a view to find overlaps in our research interests. We are hoping that our keen collaboration will lead into the formal launch of an interdisciplinary law and economics knowledge platform soon. The speakers and papers for the day were as follows:

  • Prof. Bruno Deffains (Management School), “Vicarious Liability, Moral Hazard and Monitoring”
  • Prof. Dominique Demougin (Management School), “Non-Comprehensive Contracts and the Judicial System”
  • Dr. Firat Cengiz (Law School), “the New EU Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions”
  • Dr. Mavluda Sattorova (Law School), “Rational Choice Theory and State Compliance with International Investment Law”
  • Mr. Joseph Savirimuthu,  “Regulatory Responses to Autonomous Cars”
  • Prof. Gary Cook, “Financial Crisis and the UK Bankruptcy Regime”

LEGU Seminar, 28 March 2014

This seminar was organised by Prof. Amandine Garde and Dr. Rob Stokes. In this seminar, Edward Hyde (Director, Barclays) discussed the regulatory environment surrounding the banking system in the UK after the financial crisis.

LEGU & LELU Seminar, 17 March 2014

This event was organised jointly with the Liverpool European Law Unit. Our guest speaker, Prof James Devenney (University of Exeter) discussed the Common European Sales Law.

LEGU Seminar, 12 November 2013

In this seminar Honorary Research Assistant Natalia Kapetanaki presented a paper entitled “Refusal to Licence a Patent on a DNA Sequence: Antitrust Law and Biotechnology”.