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Christos V. Gortsos

Fernand Braudel Fellow

from 1 September 2017 to 28 February 2018 

Postal address: Department of Law | Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Florence | Italy 

Villa Salviati - Office SACA 414, Castello


Christos V. Gortsos 

Professor Dr. Christos Gortsos is Professor of Public Economic Law at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In addition, inter alia, he is Visiting Professor at the European Institute of the University of Saarland and Research Partner in the University Research Priority Program (URPP): Financial Market Regulation of the University of Zürich. He also has teaching assignments at the European Institute of the University of Zürich and at the European Law Academy (Trier, Germany), and is a member of the Committee on International Monetary Law of the International Law Association (MoComILA). He studied (at undergraduate and graduate level) law, economics and finance at the Universities of Athens, Zürich, Pennsylvania (Wharton Business School) and at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (ΙUΗΕΙ) of the Geneva University, where he was awarded his PhD in international banking regulation (1996). His main fields of teaching, writing and research are international, EU and public monetary and financial law, central banking law, financial regulation and institutional economics 


Research while at the EUI

The main research topic during his stay in Florence as a Braudel Fellow is entitled: “The ‘trilemma’ for dealing with credit institutions exposed to insolvency under EU banking law”.  Its purpose is to explore in depth the ‘trilemma’ for dealing with credit institutions exposed to insolvency under EU banking law, i.e, credit institutions meeting the criterion of ‘failing or likely to fail’. In this context, the research will deal with the thorough analysis of this criterion and then focus on the three permissible alternatives under EU banking law: recapitalization by private funds (plus ‘precautionary’ bail-out) – resolution (including bail-in and bail-out in the context of the ‘GFSTs’) – winding up and activation of deposit guarantee schemes. Research will also be conducted on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union (on the basis of recent policy discussions) and in particular the link between these developments and the shaping of the European Banking Union.  

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