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EU Agencies Before the Court of Justice

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Event date: Thursday, 02 June 2022 02:00 pm - Friday, 03 June 2022 01:30 pm
Place: hybrid format:
- online: The link to join the seminar will be sent to all registered attendees on the day before the event.
- in presence:
University of Luxembourg
Weicker Building
room B001 (ground floor)
4, rue Alphonse Weicker, L-2721 Luxembourg

Hybrid event, organised by the Department of Law of the University of Luxembourg and Maastricht University, in co-operation with the RSI, TARN and GLawNet.



Please click here for the detailed programme (pdf).

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)


Please click here to register.