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Andreas Georgiou

Teaching Fellow in EU Law

Teaching Fellow in EU Law in the Durham Law School


I am a graduate of Durham University (LLB, PhD) and was awarded a Masters in International Financial Law with Distinction from King’s College London. My PhD, titled 'The "Output" Legitimacy of Financial Stability in EU Law: Beyond Economic Functionalism', was completed in July 2022 with no corrections.

My research is situated between constitutional theory and financial law. I am principally interested in the concept of 'financial stability', the way that financial law interacts with the goals of social development and social equality, and the political legitimacy of regulatory reforms in the UK and EU. 

I have worked as a Part-Time Tutor and subsequently Teaching Fellow at Durham Law School since 2016. I am also Fellow of Advance HE since 2018. In my time at Durham, I have taught on the modules of EU Law, Financial Law, Company Law, Introduction to English Law and Legal Method, and Introduction to EU Law (LLM). 

Before starting my PhD, I completed part of the Cyprus Bar Course and was involved in insolvency proceedings for a major company as well as the incorporation application for a non-EU investment bank. As an undergraduate student, I interned with the Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working as a researcher for the European Union Division. 

Outside of work, I am a plant collector and connoisseur and an aspiring (but largely unsuccessful) baker. 

Current Research

My current research centres on the effectiveness and legitimacy of EU financial stability rules, ranging from financial supervision to institutional innovations in the euro area. Specifically, I investigate the ideological underpinnings and non-economic utility of financial stabiltiy as a political objective, as well as the boundaries of "output" legitimacy in policy areas lacking traditional democratic "inputs". 

Broader areas of supervision include EU constitutional law, free movement of capital, services, and undertakings, micro- and macro-prudential regulation and supervision, banking law, and corporate governance. 

I am also keenly interested in pedagogic research, especially feedback practices and decoloniality.


Blog Posts

Georgiou, Andreas (2016), Anti-Social? A Comment on C-179/14 Commission v HungaryDELI Blog.


Georgiou, Andreas (2017), Same Kind of Different? The Stability of the Euro Area and the Precautionary Principle, 'The State of the Union: Reform, Governance and Judicial Protection', Durham-KCL Joint Doctoral Workshop in EU Law, Durham University.

Georgiou, Andreas (2016), Just Go With It? The Irrefutability of Financial Stability as a Supervisory Objective, ‘More or Less Europe?’, 5th Conference on EU Law and Policy, University of Birmingham.

Georgiou, Andreas (2016), The Wolf in a Shepherd’s Clothing? EU Financial Supervision, Market Integration and the Objective of Financial Stability. ‘Crisis and Innovation in the EU: Beyond Populism and Managerialism', PhD Colloquium, University of Warwick. 

Georgiou, Andreas (2016), As Good As it Gets? The Impact of Financial Stability Policy Agenda on the Functioning of the Internal Market, 'United or Divided We Stand: Perspectives on the EU's Challenges', UACES Student Forum Research Conference, Brussels School of International Studies. 

Research Groups

Durham European Law Institute (DELI)

Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law (ICCL)