Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Transatlantic Relations
Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations

Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Transatlantic Relations

About the Chair

The Erasmus+ funded Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Transatlantic relations is awarded to Elaine Fahey, Professor of Law, City Law School, City, University of London (2019-2022) to promote the development of law and transatlantic relations in research, education, policy making, professional development and public engagement.

The Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations aims to study and critically reflect upon the largest casestudy of global governance in the international legal order, the transatlantic alliance.

  • The Chair studies the role played by the EU as a global actor in global governance at a critical time, public dissemination of expert analysis and the engagement with civil society becomes crucial.
  • The Chair offers revamped and revised teaching as well as new EU law and global governance modules, including highly innovative interdisciplinary modules (e.g. on transatlantic relations, global governance and clinical legal education) and the use of new teaching formats (e.g. distance learning).
  • The Chair promotes deeper understanding of international relations, the global reach of EU law and to focus on the role of international organisations and third countries in the EU’s global actions. It organises events enabling key target groups engage with the EU, its powers, functioning and policies.


Prof. Elaine Fahey

Professor Elaine Fahey is Professor of EU Law and Associate Dean (International) at The City Law School. Her research interests span the relationship between EU law and global governance, trade, transatlantic relations, the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and the study of law beyond the State. Her publications, amongst others, include a monograph, The Global Reach of EU Law (Routledge, 2016). She is co-investigator in the Marie Curie ITN on EU and Transatlantic Investment and Trade ('EUTIP') (2017-2021) and was awarded a British Academy/ Leverhulme Research Grant for the project Between Internal Laws and Global Practices: UN Instruments in the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. She is an academic co-editor of the Routledge UACES book series, Associate Editor of European Papers and on the Editorial Board of CUP’s European Journal of Risk Regulation.

Prof. David Collins

Professor David Collins teaches and researches in the field of international economic law specializing in the law of the World Trade Organization and international investment law. He is currently City's Assistant Vice President (Research/REF) and heads the City Law School's Digital Trade Research Group. David set up Start-Ed, the law school's pro bono commercial legal advice clinic for tech start-ups. He is a Solicitor of England & Wales and is admitted to the Bars of Ontario and New York.

Isabella Mancini (PhD)

Isabella Mancini is a research student under the Horizon 2020 project on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Innovative Training Network (TTIP-ITN). The working title of her thesis is “On Global Law: the Democratisation of Global Governance”.

Dr Jed Odermatt

Dr Jed Odermatt is a Lecturer at the City Law School, whose research interests include public international law, the law of international organizations, and EU external relations law. He has particular expertise in the interaction between the EU and international legal orders. His current research focuses on the law and practice of international courts, in particular the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Dr Adrienne Yong

Dr Adrienne Yong is Lecturer in Law at The City Law School. She researches EU citizenship law and European human rights, and is interested in the human rights effects of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in the EU. Her monograph, The Rise and Decline of Fundamental Rights in EU Citizenship was published in 2019 with Hart Publishing.

Dr Jonatan Echebarria Fernandez

Dr Jonatan Echebarria Fernández joined The City Law School in January 2020. Dr Echebarria Fernández's research interests span from Maritime & Commercial disputes and European Conflict of Laws to Environmental Law. He is currently working in some articles and book chapters related to the impact of marine pollution focused on least developed countries’ coastal communities.

Eva Pander Maat

Eva Pander Maat hold an LLM in Legal Research (cum laude) from Utrecht University. Her thesis focuses on the incorporation of the EU’s climate ambitions in EU trade policy and law. The European Green Deal sets unprecedented climate aims, most notably that of climate neutrality by 2050. The EU is intent to merge these aims with economic growth and the expansion of international trade. However, the incorporation of climate concerns and environmental protection in EU trade policy and law invokes political and legal challenges: climate concerns are often antithetical to trade interests and at tension with the rule-based multilateral trade order. Eva’s thesis will investigate how the EU faces these challenges whilst observing the coherence of EU external action and WTO law. Her PhD is funded by a Jean Monnet Scholarship.

Prior to arriving at City, Eva received a scholarship for a research stay on the Collegio dei Fiamminghi at the University of Bologna, completed traineeships at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin and the Dutch Embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv and worked as a legal assistant on matters of constitutional and administrative law at the Dutch State Attorney’s office.

Besides her research, Eva teaches on EU law courses at City Law School.

Eva’s thesis is supervised by Professor Panos Koutrakos and Professor Elaine Fahey.

Giulio Kowalski

Giulio Kowalski is a Law graduate (Master’s Degree) from the University of Trieste and holds an LLM in Competition Law from King’s College London. Before joining City University, Giulio also practised Data Protection Law, Competition Law and Media Law at two different international law firms in Milan and completed an internship in the field of merger control at the European Commission's DG Competition in Brussels.

See the full list of members of the Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL)



City Law School Book Launch: Framing Convergence with the Global Legal Order

Date: 7 December 2020, 5-6pm GMT (webinar)

Jointly hosted by the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL), Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations and Institute for International Law & Global Affairs (ILAG).

Remarks by: Gerard Hogan, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)  and Elaine Fahey, City Law School (giving overview of book).

Screenshot from Zoom showing speaker Gerard Hogan and slide showing the book cover and brief introduction.

Webinar: Book Talk - Meet the author: Anu Bradford on The Brussels Effect

Date: 7 October 2020


  • Prof. Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School, Book talk on ‘The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World’ OUP 2020


  • Prof. Christina Eckes, Amsterdam Centre for European Law & Governance, University of Amsterdam (perspective of EU external relations law)
  • Dr. Mona Pinchis-Paulsen, Stanford Law School, University of Stanford/ London School of Economics (perspective of international economic law)
  • Prof. Cedric Ryngaert, Utrecht University School of Law (perspective of public international law)


Webinar: Contemporary Issues in Transatlantic Relations

Date: 1 July 2020

This interdisciplinary seminar hosted by the Jean Monnet Chair in Transatlantic Relations at City Law School and the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) examines topical issues in transatlantic relations across a range of subjects and issues, from trade, security and data, to defence.

WEBINAR: The EU as a Good Global Actor

Date: 19 June, 2020

Keynote Speaker: Professor Kalypso Nicolaides, Oxford University

This exploratory one-day event explored informally the nexus between trade and security, trade and economics and trade and human rights as a future research agenda with input from a variety of scholars.

It reflected upon four major themes:

  1. The EU’s Contribution to the Democratisation of Global Governance
  2. Deeper Trade Agreements and New Normative Foundations
  3. The EU as a Global Actor in Trade and Fundamental Rights
  4. EU’s Trade in the Era of Global Data Flows

Webinar: Book talk with former US Ambassador Anthony Gardner ‘Stars with Stripes’

Date: 29 May, 2020

Stars with Stripes book cover - Corner of the EU flag combined with red and white stripes to suggest the US flag.Event hosted by the Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations and EUTIP Marie Curie ITN.

Former US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner in conversation with Elaine Fahey, Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations, City Law School and Martin Trybus, Professor of European Law and Policy Director, Institute of European Law, Director, EUTIP, University of Birmingham about his new book ‘Stars with Stripes: the Essential Partnership between the EU and US’

A recording of the webinar is available to view online

Webinar: The Law of Facebook: Borders, Regulation and Global Social Media

Date: 15 May, 2020