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Professor Ilias Kapsis

Senior Lecturer in Law

Faculty/Dept/School School of Law
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emaili.kapsis@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 235644

Biography

Ilias graduated from the Law School of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece in 1995. He qualified as a Greek lawyer in 1998. From 2001-2008 Ilias studied law as a LLM and PhD researcher at the University of Bristol. In 2005 he completed his PhD thesis in European Competition Law and in 2009 he successfully completed a LLM by Research on the legal status of Sustainable Development. He joined the Law School of the University of Bradford as a full-time lecturer in August 2008.

Research

My expertise includes Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Law, Law & Technology, Competition Law and Law of Sustainable Development. During the past decade my research has focused on financial services and energy with emphasis on financial regulation; fintech; cryptocurrencies; money laundering; bank competition; corporate social responsibility in financial services and energy; unconventional and renewable energy. 

Current research projects:
  1. The regulation of fintech and cryptocurrencies
  2. The state of competition in primary energy markets with particular emphasis on the competitive significance of unconventional energy and renewables
  3. Seeking a right balance between regulation and deregulation in financial services in a period of constant change
Articles out for review:

Ilias Kapsis (2019) “Blockchain and cryptocurrencies: essential tools in a two-tier financial system”. 

Ilias Kapsis (2019) “A Truly Future-Oriented Legal Framework for Fintech in the EU”.


Conference Presentations:

Ilias Kapsis (2019) “Should we trade market stability for more financial inclusion? The case of crypto-assets’ regulation in EU”, Conference, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Right balance of financial in-novation and inclusion?, Liverpool John Moores University, June 20 (Forthcoming).

Ilias Kapsis (2019) “Cryptocurrencies: the quest for legitimacy”, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire 3-6 September (Forthcoming).

Ilias Kapsis (2019) "The EU approach to fintech: balancing innovation, competition and stability in financial markets"  Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Leeds, April.

Ilias Kapsis (2018), “The Evolving nature of Money Laundering and the Failure of the Law”, Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Bristol, March.

Ilias Kapsis (2017) “The consequences of reforms to financial regulation for the financial services industry and beyond”, Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Newcastle,April.

Ilias Kapsis (2017), “Can Banks be socially responsible actors?” Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Newcastle,April.

Ilias Kapsis (2014)  “Criminal Liability for Senior Bankers under the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act”,Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, Nottingham, September.

Ilias Kapsis (2013) “UK Banking reform: ring-fencing banks for stability but at what cost?” Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, University of York, March.

Ilias Kapsis, (2012) ‘Reform of Financial Regulation In UK: Have We Learned The Lessons?’, Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, De Montfort Law School, UK, April.

Ilias Kapsis, (2012) ‘Reform Of Financial Regulation In UK: Have We Learned The Lessons?’, Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, Bristol, UK, September.

Ilias Kapsis, (2011) ‘The New European Supervisory Architecture for the Financial Sector’, Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Sussex, April.

Ilias Kapsis, (2010) ‘Challenges for Competition Policy in EU Banking Sector in a Post-crisis Environment’, Society of Legal Scholars Conference, Southampton, September.

Ilias Kapsis, (2010) ‘The Implications of the Recent Financial Crisis For Competition in EU Banking Sector’, Annual Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, Bristol, 31 March.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleBlockchain and cryptocurrencies: essential tools in a two-tier financial system (2019)
AuthorsIlias Kapsis
JournalCapital Markets Law Journal
 
TitleSticks or carrots? How to make British Banks more socially responsible (2019)
AuthorsKapsis, Ilias
 
TitleCompetition law and policy for the EU banking sector in a period of increased economic uncertainty (2012)
AuthorsKapsis I.
JournalInternational Journal of Law and Management
DOI10.1108/17542431211245323
 
TitleThe impact of the recent financial crisis on EU competition policy for the banking sector (2010)
AuthorsKapsis I.
JournalJournal of International Trade Law and Policy
DOI10.1108/14770021011075509
 
Book
TitleLegal Skills (2011)
AuthorsLisa Cherkassky (author), Julia Cressey (author), Christopher Gale (author), Jessica Guth (author), Ilias Kapsis (author), Robin Lister (author), William Onzivu (author), Steve Rook (author), Jackie Ford (author of contributions), Peter Morgan (author of contributions)
PublisherMacmillan Education
 
Book Chapter
TitleThe Court of Justice of the European Union (2019)
AuthorsIlias Kapsis
JournalEuropean Union Politics (6th Ed.)
PublisherOxford University Press
 
TitleThe Court of Justice of the European Union (2016)
AuthorsKapsis, Ilias
 
TitleThe Courts of the European Union (2013)
AuthorsIlias Kapsis
JournalEuropean Union Politics (4th Ed.)
PublisherOxford University Press
 
TitleThe Courts of the European Union (2009)
AuthorsIlias Kapsis
JournalEuropean Union Politics (3rd Ed.)
PublisherOxford University Press
 
TitleThe Courts of the European Union (2007)
AuthorsIlias Kapsis
JournalEuropean Union Politics (2nd Ed.)
PublisherOxford University Press
 
Other Publication
Other typeBook Review
TitleGoode on Legal Problems of Credit and Security (4th revised edition) (2010)
AuthorsIlias