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Mr Andreas Georgiou

Teaching Fellow in EU Law

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Teaching Fellow in EU Law in the Durham Law School  


Andreas is a graduate of Durham University (LLB) and was awarded a Masters in International Financial Law with Distinction from King’s College London. He is currently finalising his PhD thesis, submitted in March 2022 and titled 'The "Output" Legitimacy of Financial Stability in EU Law: Beyond Economic Functionalism'. 

Andreas has worked as Part-Time Tutor and subsequently Teaching Fellow at Durham Law School since 2016. He has taught on the modules of European Constitutional Law, Financial Law, and Introduction to English Law and Legal Method. 

Prior to commencing his PhD, Andreas completed part of the Cypriot Bar Course and was involved in insolvency proceedings for a systemic company and the incorporation application for a major investment bank. He has also interned with the Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working as a researcher for the European Union Division. 

In his free time, Andreas is a plant collector and connoisseur, a basketball enthusiast, and enjoys reading feminist and queer literature. 

Current Research

Andreas' work centres on the effectiveness and legitimacy of EU financial stability rules, ranging from financial supervision to institutional innovations in the euro area. His approach seeks to combine constitutional perspectives with analysis of substantive policy tools. Specifically, Andreas investigates the ideological underpinnings and social utility of financial stabiltiy as a concept and political objective, as well as the boundaries of "output" legitimacy in policy areas lacking traditional democratic "inputs". 

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

Andreas is also keenly interested in pedagogical research, especially cognitive/metacognitive knowledge and explicit instruction. 


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)