Global effects of EU law

Prof. dr. Tamara Perišin, MJur (Oxon)

Jean Monnet Chair


Visiting professors:

Prof. Paul Cardwell, University of Sheffield

Prof. Petros Mavroidis, Columbia University and University of Neuchatel

Prof. Daniela Corona, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome


Unit 1 - Thursday, 31 March 2016, 15.30-17.00


Prof. Paul Cardwell

University of Sheffield

EU Foreign Policy Making: Competences, Institutions and Actors



Unit 2 - Friday, 1 April 2016, 15.30-17.00



Prof. Paul Cardwell

University of Sheffield

The EU and Restrictive Measures (Sanctions)



Unit 3 - Saturday, 2 April 2016, 9.00-10.30


Prof. Paul Cardwell

University of Sheffield

EU External Migration Law and 'New Governance'



Unit 4 - Introduction to global effects of EU law - 7 April 2016

Unit 5 - Introduction to global effects of EU law - continued - 8 April 2016


Learning objectives: To identify how in particular cases such as those concerning multinational companies like Uber, Starbucks, Amazon, Apple, McDonalds, Honeywell and General Electric, the EU law affects their functioning in Europe, but it can also affect the way they operate in the rest of the world, even in their home country like the US. To understand the role of the EU in the development of global standards. To understand how the EU works internally, and why its internal decision-making affects the world.




C-434/15 Asociacion Profesional Elite Taxi v Uber Systems Spain, request for a preliminary ruling (Links to an external site.)  

     Compare with Glyca Trans. LLC v. City of New York, No. 8962/15 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Queens Cty. Sept.8, 2015)

European Commission Press Release: Commission decides selective tax advantages for Fiat in Luxembourg and Starbucks in the Netherlands are illegal under EU state aid rules, Brussels, 21 Oct. 2015 (Links to an external site.)

T-209/01 and T-210/02 Honeywell v. Commission and General Electric v. Commission -- Press Release No. 109/05,14 December 2005 (Links to an external site.)

A. Bradford, "The Brussels Effect" (2012) 107 NWUL Rev
T. Perisin, "EU Regulatory Policy and World Trade: Should All EU Institutions Care What the Word Thinks?" European Constitutional Law Review, vol 11 (1), 2015


Unit 6 - EU in the WTO - 14 April 2016

Unit 7 - Global effects of EU health standards - 15 April 2016

Arts. III 1-4, Xi, XX GATT; Arts. 2, 3 and 5 SPSPreview the documentView in a new window


EC - Hormones
     see facts (Links to an external site.)
     see Appellate Body Report, paras 188-209Preview the documentView in a new window

Memorandum of Understanding between the US and the EC, 2009Preview the documentView in a new window


EC Asbestos

see facts (Links to an external site.)

see WTO Appellate Body Report, paras 88-141; 149-154 Preview the documentView in a new window


EC - Biotech: see case overview (Links to an external site.)


EC - Poultry, Request for Consultations by the US, WT/DS389/1, 20 January 2009


Arts. 10, 24 2014/40/EU Tobacco Directive

Australia -Plain Packaging: see case overview (Links to an external site.)


Unit 8 - Thursday, 28 April 2016, 15.30-17.00, Zvonimirova 8, classroom no. 13 


Prof. Petros Mavroidis

Columbia University and University of Neuchatel


Regulatory Cooperation in the WTO of Today


Unit 9 - Friday, 29 April 2016, 14.30-16.00 - PLEASE NOTICE THE TIME OF THIS CLASS!!!


Prof. Petros Mavroidis

Columbia University and University of Neuchatel

The Aims of Dispute Settlement in the WTO



Unit 10 - Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 15.30-17.00, Trg maršala Tita 3, TEMPUS classroom (basement)

- Please notice the special time and venue!


Dr. Daniela Corona

LUISS Guido Carli, Rome

Official Controls Along the Food Chain



Units 11 & 12 - Monday, 30 May, 16.30 -  19.45 - Faculty of Law, Ćirilometodska 4, classroom 7 (2nd floor)

- Please notice the special time and venue for this event!

Guest lecturer

Colin Munro

member of the UK diplomatic service and the former UK Ambassador to Croatia

1st lecture: 'Brexit'

16.30 – 18.00


2nd lecture: Migration and the European Union

18.15 – 19.45


Unit 13 - 9 June, Global Effects of EU Environmental Protection, Energy & Climate Change Rules

Case C-366/10 Air Transport Association of America v. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Links to an external site.)

ICAO resolutionPreview the documentView in a new window

J. Scott, L. Rajamani, "EU Climate Change Unilateralism"Preview the documentView in a new window

T. Perišin, "Pending EU Disputes in the WTO: Challenges to EU Energy Law and Policy"Preview the documentView in a new window


Unit 14 - 10 June, Global Effects of EU Moral (Animal Welfare) Standards

Case C-424/13 Zuchtvieh-Export v. Stadt Kempten (Links to an external site.)

Seal Products (WTO AB Reports, WT/DS4008401/AB/R, 22/05/2014 --  (Links to an external site.)overview of the disputes initiated by Canada and Norway (Links to an external site.)

2015/177 (New) Seal Products Regulation (Links to an external site.)

T. Perisin, "Is the EU Seal Products Regulation a Sealed Deal? . . ."Preview the documentView in a new window

R. Howse and J. Langille, "Permitting Pluralism: The Seal Products Dispute and Why the WTO Should Permit Trade Restrictions Justified by Non-Instrumental Moral Values"

Economist, “After the Horse Has Been Bolted” (Links to an external site.)

Compare with Cavel Intern., Inc. v. MadiganPreview the documentView in a new window, 500 F.3d 551 (7th Cir. 2007)



Unit 15 - 11 June - Global effects of EU data protection and privacy rules

Case C-131/12 Google Spain SL and Google Inc. v. AEPD and Gonzalez  (Links to an external site.)

 (Links to an external site.)Case C-293&594/12 Digital Rights  (Links to an external site.)

Case C-362/14 Maximilian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner  (Links to an external site.)

P. Bernal, The Ballad of Google SpainPreview the documentView in a new window, in J..H. Weiler, Editorial, EJIL 26 (2015), pp. 312/3




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