Starting the 1st of January 2011, the European Union has reorganised its system of financial regulation and supervision by installing several supervisory bodies. The background of these decisions and the main characteristics within the wider institutional and political system of financial
supervision deserve attention, as well as the analysis of their legal powers.
The Journal of Corporate Law Studies provides a forum for scholarship on corporate, securities and financial law broadly construed. Thus the Journal publishes articles on subjects as diverse as insolvency and the commercial conflict of laws, in addition to mainstream topics such as directors' duties and financial regulation. The Journal also embraces interdisciplinary work and work in cognate fields.Articles published in the Journal are subject to rigorous peer review. Shorter articles and notes are refereed where appropriate. The Journal is published twice a year in June and October. The journal will be of interest to academics and practitioners specialising in any of the subjects covered, and also to those with an interest in the strategic direction of the law and the influences which affect it - thus regulators, law and policy-makers, and the judiciary.