The Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition (JIRICO) organised a seminar on “Brexit: To be or Not to be (in the EU)?” on 25 February 2019 with Dr. Stelios Andreadakis, Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Financial Law and Director of Postgraduate Programmes at Brunel University London.
The seminar focused on the Brexit process in the UK and some historical background information to put the decision to leave the EU in context, followed by an analysis of the different options available to the UK, the challenges of reaching an agreement with the EU, the reasons behind the delays and what are the scenarios ahead of March 2019. The presentation touched upon the perspective of the UK, the EU and the EU citizens living or working in the UK.
Dr. Stelios Andreadakis is a Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Financial Law and Director of Postgraduate Programmes at Brunel University London. Prior to joining Brunel, he was a Lecturer and LLM Director at the University of Leicester and a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. He holds a PhD and an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Leicester and an undergraduate Law degree from the Law School of the University of Athens, Greece. Dr Andreadakis’ research interests are in the areas of Corporate Law and EU Law. He is particularly interested in corporate governance, exploring aspects of regulation of companies, corporate theories, the operation of financial markets and the role of scandals in the introduction of new legislation. His current work focuses on the role of whistle-blowers in modern corporate governance and he is conducting empirical research in the US, Japan and Europe. A monograph will be published by Edward Elgar with the findings of the research project and his recommendations as to the role of corporate culture in the strengthening of whistleblower protection worldwide. Dr Andreadakis was invited to make a contribution as an expert to a public Hearing organised by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament in April 2016 in Brussels about the EU Accession to the European Convention of Human Rights and the future of Fundamental Rights protection. He has taught as a Visiting Professor in Santiago, Chile, Modena, Italy, Alcala De Henares, Spain, Athens, Greece and Warsaw, Poland.