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Islands and the Ocean

Three Models of the Relationship between EU Market Regulation and National Private Law

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06 April 2022

15:00 - 17:00 CEST



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The EUI Private Law Working Group invites you to its next event for a paper presentation by Professor Olha Cherednychenko (University of Groningen).

Our distinguished guest speaker for the event is Professor Olha Cherednychenko. She is Professor of European Private Law and Comparative Law at the Law Department of the University of Groningen, and Director of the Groningen Centre for European Financial Services Law. Professor Cherednychenko will present her recent paper ‘Islands and the Ocean: Three Models of the Relationship between EU Market Regulation and National Private Law’, published on the Modern Law Review. 


'EU regulatory measures in the field of private law have been compared to islands in the ocean of national private law. This article reconceives the relationship between the two, focusing on how national private law today responds and should respond to EU market regulation given the tension between the instrumentalist rationality of EU private law and its own relational rationality. It identifies three main models of this relationship: separation, substitution, and complementarity. These models reflect elements of the current legislative and judicial practices in a variety of jurisdictions across different areas of EU private law and provide an analytical framework for assessing such practices in terms of their ability to reconcile the competing rationalities of EU and national private law. Each model has a bearing on the ability of EU measures to achieve their regulatory objectives, and the overall shape of European integration more generally.' 

This event is free and open to all. Please register via the link above. Zoom link will be shared with registered participants prior to the event.  


Prof. Olha Cherednychenko (University of Groningen, Netherlands)


Carolina Paulesu (EUI)

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