Dr Andromachi Georgosouli, PhD and LLM (CCLS, Queen Mary University of London); LLB (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
Tel: +44(0)20 7882 3852
Dr Georgosouli is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at QMUL and she has years of experience in research and teaching curriculum design of postgraduate modules on financial regulation (banking, securities, insurance). She is the research convenor of the CCLS Roundtable on Financial Regulation and the CCLS Seminar Series New Voices in Commercial Law. Before joining CCLS/QMUL in January 2012, she was a lecturer at the School of Law of the University of Leicester and the Deputy Director of the School's Centre for European Law and Integration (CELI). Her research focuses on institutional and policy aspects of the post-crisis reform agenda of financial regulation pertaining to the regulation of the financial network. Her book Systemic Risk and the Future of Insurance Regulation (co-edited with Dr M Goldby; Routledge/INFORMA, Lloyd’s Insurance Law Library series) is due to be published in summer 2015. Dr Georgosouli is a barrister and she obtained her LLB from Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). She holds a PhD in financial law and regulation and an LLM in Banking Law and Finance - both from CCLS, QMUL. Her postgraduate studies were funded by a three year scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships' Foundation (SSF), which she had been awarded after having taken first place in the SSF national written competition in 2001. Dr Georgosouli has been a regular contributor to conferences and roundtables in the UK, Asia and more recently in the US (IMF, PIIE, George Washington University, Duke University, Financial Services Authority, the Bank of England, Demos, Singapore Management University etc.) upon invitation and she is a member in various academic and legal professional and research forums including the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). In spring 2015, Dr Georgosouli was a visiting scholar at the George Washington University Law School and at the International Monetary Fund, where she conducted research on the EU legal framework of bank resolution. Currently, Dr Georgosouli is working on a joint research project with two economists from the U.S. Federal Reserve System, on the implementation of the FSB Key Attributes in the EU.
Theories of regulation and jurisprudence, financial regulation.
Examples of research funding:
Report on ‘Compliance and Financial Regulation’ (jointly with Professor P. Rawlings and Dr C. Russo): Industry funded project by Deloitte.
- ‘Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) Misseling: Some Lessons from the UK’ 21(1) Connecticut Insurance Law Journal (2014-2015) 261-288.
- 'Judgement-led regulation: Reflections on data and discretion', 14(3-4) Journal of Banking Regulation 209-220 (Special issue, 2013)
- 'The FCA-PRA coordination scheme and the challenge of policy coherence', 8 (1) Capital Markets Law Journal (January 2013)
- 'F. Kjaer, G. Teubner & A. Febbrajo eds., The Financial Crisis in Constitutional Perspective. The Dark Side of Functional Differentiation. Hart Publishing, 2011 -Book Review', 10 International Journal of Constitutional Law (2012)
- ‘The FSA’s Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) initiative: What is so good about it and why it may not work’ 38(3) Journal of Law and Society, 405-427 (2011)
- ‘The Revision of the FSA’s Approach to Regulation: An Incomplete Agenda?’, 7 Journal of Business Law 599 (2010)
- ‘Regulatory Interpretation: Conversational or Constructive?’, 30 (2) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 361-384 (2010)
- ‘The Nature of the FSA Policy of Rule-Use: A Critical Overview’, 28(1) Legal Studies 119-139 (2008)
- ‘The Economic Rationale for Investor Protection Regulation: A Critical Appraisal’, 15(3) Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance 236-249 (2007)
- ‘Moral Disagreement in Non-Market Decision-Making: A Challenge for Law and Economics?’, in Papanikos G. (ed.), Essays on the Economics of Law and Industrial Organisation (ATINER, 2006) 119-136.
Forthcoming / research work in progress
Systemic Risk and the Future of Insurance Regulation (co-edited with M Goldby) Routledge/INFORMA, Lloyd’s Insurance Law Library series) (August 2015).
- ‘Credible deterrence: A Critique and some proposals’ (book chapter) in R. Lastra and C. Russo (eds), Research Handbook in Ethics in Banking and Finance (Edward Elgar 2016).
- 'The implementation of the FSB Key Attributes in the EU’ (joint research project with Tara Rice and Nicholas S Coleman) (Global Financial Institutions Section, Board of Governors, US Federal Reserve System) (spring 2016).
- ‘Regulatory incentive realignment: Critical reflections on the EU legal regime of banking resolution’(winter 2016).
- ‘Solvency II and its consistent application in the EU: Critical reflections on the role of EIOPA’.
- 'Financial Resilience'
- 'The socio-structural view of regulation'
Consultations, reports and other research related work
- Response to the Consultative Document of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), ‘Recovery and Resolution Planning for Systemically Important Insurers: Guidance on Identification of Critical Functions and Critical Shared Services’ (16 October 2014)
- Report on ‘Regulation of Financial Markets: Aims and Methods’ (jointly with Professor Philip Rawlings and Dr Costanza Russo): Industry funded project by Deloitte. The Report is to be published in September 2014 after the end of ‘phase two’, which involves dissemination of research findings, public outreach and engagement.
- Provision of feedback to the OECD in preparation of the OECD Report ‘Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections: OECD Best Practice (OECD, 2014) available via the OECD ilibrary.
- Provision of feedback to the OECD in preparation of policy paper on the ‘OECD Best Practice Principles for the Governance of Regulators’ prepared by the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate –Regulatory Policy Committee GOV/RPC (2013) 7/REV (23 October 2013) available via the OECD website.
Andromachi would be happy to supervise research on any of the issues that fall within her expertise and current research interests.
Current PhD students
- Chia-Hsing Li, ‘Broader perspective on risk-based regulation: Event identification for opportunities and risks’ (1st supervisor)
- J. Kay Ramsay, ‘What measures should be taken to protect consumers against the dangers of Payday loans? Can lessons be learnt from other jurisdictions?’ (2nd supervisor)
- 28 May 2015, NVCL Seminar Series, Paris ‘Enforcing Solvency II – Critical reflections on the role of the EIOPA (paper presenter).
- 1 April 2015, ‘The EU system of bank resolution: Reflections on the role of the SRB and the EBA’ (public lecture at the Duke University Law School upon invitation).
- 27 March 2015, ‘Addressing Member State implementation challenges within the EU bank resolution system’ (public lecture at the George Washington University Law School upon invitation).
- 27 March 2015, ‘Regulatory incentive realignment in the EU system of bank resolution (International Monetary Fund, LEG Seminar upon invitation).
- 19 March 2015, ‘The enforcement of EU bank resolution: Reflections on the role of the SRB and the EBA’ (European Breakfast series talk, Peterson Institute of International Economics upon invitation).
- 3 April 2014, Dr Georgosouli gave a paper at the Symposium 'Big Data and Insurance' which was organised by Insurance Law Institute, University of Connecticut Law School, US. The title of her paper was 'Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) mis-selling: Lessons from the UK' and it is due to be published in the special issue of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal later this year.
- June 2014, Dr Andromachi Georgosouli convened the third round of the CCLS Series of Events in Financial Law and Regulation. The series started off with a lunch time lecture (25 June) by Professor Steven Schwarcz (Duke University, US) on 'Shadow Banking and Limited Liability'. This was followed by the 3rd CCLS Roundtable on Financial Regulation (26 June) on the theme 'Financial Markets: Impossible to Govern?', which was generously sponsored by Reed Smith and brought together distinguished academics, scholars and legal practitioners from the UK/EU and the US. The series concluded with a special panel discussion (27 June) on insurance regulation which was convened jointly by Dr Georgosouli and Dr Miriam Goldby. All events were well attended. The papers were thought-provoking and the contributors presented the latest thinking in the area of financial regulation instigating a lively debate about the merits of the post-crisis reform agenda on both sides of the Atlantic.
- 10 July 2014, Dr Georgosouli chaired a conference on 'Cross-border effects on Banking Regulation: The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) under scrutiny' at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). The conference considered far-reaching consequences of the new legislation and provoked a spirited debate about its effectiveness.
- 'Third year of success for the CCLS New Voices in Commercial Law seminar series!' When asked to comment, Dr Andromachi Georgosouli, the convenor of the series, said that 'the series is going from strength to strength! It started off in 2012 in London with great success and ever since it has expanded geographically. Currently, three of the seminars are held in London, two in Paris and for next year there are plans to hold one of the NVCL seminars in South East Asia.' The Seminars have been generously sponsored by Routledge and have provided a valuable opportunity for early career academics and scholars to communicate their research work in progress in an informal and supportive environment.
- Dr Andromachi Georgosouli and Dr Miriam Goldby are co-editing a book on 'Systemic Risk and the Future of Insurance Regulation' (Routledge/INFORMA, Lloyd’s Insurance Law Library series). The book is due to be published in summer 2015 and it is a selection of papers that were presented in the 2nd CCLS Roundtable on Financial Regulation in June 2013, which celebrated the launch of the Insurance Law Institute at CCLS earlier that year. The book is the first scholarly work that takes a critical look at systemic risk as a key driver of post-crisis developments in the regulation of the insurance sector in the UK/EU and the US and intends to be comprehensive and forward-looking.
- Dr Andromachi Georgosouli was invited to participated in a high profile seminar on the 'The European Institutional Responses to the Challenges of Supervising Financial Markets' (5 December 2014, University of Applied Science Berlin). The seminar was organised jointly by the University of Oslo, Norway and the University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
In her paper, Dr Georgosouli considered the challenges of cross-border enforcement of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and the role of the European Banking Authority (EBA) in this respect.
- Dr Andromachi Georgosouli and Dr Miriam Goldby are co-editing a book on Systemic Risk and the Future of Insurance Regulation. The book draws on papers that were presented in the 2nd CCLS Roundtable on Financial Regulation (Old Library, Lloyd’s, 27 June 2013), which celebrated the launch of ILI and brings together critical perspectives from distinguished academics and practitioners in this field from the UK and the US. It is due to be published in summer 2015 and it will be part of the prestigious Lloyd’s Insurance Law Library series.
- Dr Andromachi Georgosouli will be on sabbatical from January to June 2015. She has been invited to spend two months as a visiting scholar at the George Washington University Law School and as a research visitor at the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She will be doing research on the problem of regulatory incentive misalignment and the legal tools that we need to develop in order to address it using as her case study the Single Resolution Mechanism in the European Banking Union.
- Dr Andromachi Georgosouli been invited to give a public lecture at Duke University Law School on April 1st, 2015.
- Dr Andromachi Georgosouli is the research convenor of 'New Voices in Commercial Law' a series of CCLS seminars, which is open to academics:
- 5 March 2015: NVCL 2014-15 Seminar 3
- 5 February 2015: NVCL 2014-15 Seminar 2
- 6 November 2014: NVCL 2014-15 Seminar 1
- 18 September 2014: PARIS EVENT: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
- 6 March 2014: NVCL 2013-14 Seminar 3
- 6 February 2014: NVCL 2013-14 Seminar 2
- 7 November 2013: NVCL 2013-14 Seminar 1
- 7 March 2013: NVCL 2012-13 Seminar 3
- 7 February 2013: NVCL 2012-13 Seminar 2
- 15 November 2012: NVCL 2012-13 Seminar 1
- Member of the Institute of International Financial Law
- Member of the Insurance Law Institute
Financial Law and Regulation - June Events
30 April 2013
Dr Andromachi Georgosouli presented a paper on 'the nature of financial resilience as a public goal for financial regulation and its policy implications' at George Washington University
10 December 2012