EU Agencies before the Court of Justice, 2nd & 3rd June

The rise of EU agencies constitutes one of the most important developments of the EU administration. Nonetheless, an effective judicial review of the exercise of their powers is still faced with significant hurdles posed by the complexity of the assessments carried out by these bodies, as well as by the composite and unsettled institutional position from which they operate. This conference will bring together EU law scholars and practitioners to reflect on the particular issues raised by the judicial review of EU agencies’ activities by the Court of Justice of the EU.

Opening of the conference (Herwig Hofmann & Ellen Vos)

PANEL I – Matching Judicial Review for Different EU Agency Actions (introduction & chair: Mariolina Eliantonio)

  • Judicial review of decisions of agencies’ Boards of Appeal – Annalisa Volpato
  • Judicial review of decisions of non-financial decision-making agencies (EASA, ACER, ERA, ECHA) – Andreas Orator
  • Judicial review of decisions of financial agencies (ESMA, EBA, EIOPA, SRB) – Napoleon Xanthoulis
  • Judicial review of ECB decisions (including ECB applying national law) – Michael Ioannidis

Discussant: Suzanne Kingston (GC)

Book launch: The Boards of Appeal of EU Agencies – Merijn Chamon, Annalisa Volpato and Mariolina Eliantonio

Discussants: Paul Nihoul (GC) and Carsten Zatschler (Joint Board of Appeal) (tbc)

PANEL II – EU Agencies and Composite Procedures (introduction & chair – Herwig Hofmann)

  • I open at the close: reasoned composite decision-making and judicial protection against Union Agencies – Filipe Brito Bastos
  • Judicial review of agency soft law in composite procedures – Nathan de Arriba-Sellier
  • Reviewing national acts stemming from composite procedures – Lisette Mustert
  • Reviewing composite agency enforcement actions – Melanie Fink and Florin Coman Kund

Discussant: Mariolina Eliantonio

PANEL III – EU Agencies as Parties in Judicial Proceedings: Issues on Agency Litigation (introduction & chair – Ellen Vos)

  • Agency litigation strategies and the defense of discretionary powers – Michał Krajewski
  • Non-privileged annulment litigation against agency decisions – Chara Vlachou
  • Litigation of actions for damages against agencies – Katri Havu
  • A silent revolution: EU agencies’ right to intervene in direct actions – Merijn Chamon

Discussant: Jan Passer (ECJ)

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