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Suzanne Kingston

Professor

School Of Law
Sutherland School of Law
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164123
Email: suzanne.kingston@ucd.ie

Biography

Suzanne has published widely in the field of European law and governance, especially in the environmental, competition and economic, and human rights fields.  She has a special interest in how tensions between the EU's economic and non-economic aims play out in European law and governance.   She is a barrister practising at the Irish bar and regularly appears before the Irish and European courts.  

Significant publications include the monograph Greening EU Competition Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2012 Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship of the Society of Legal Scholars of UK and Ireland, and described by the Common Market Law Review as an "important contribution" which "should not be missed by anyone whether practitioner or academic working in the area of EU antitrust or State aid."   Suzanne's work has been cited by the EU's judiciary.  

In December 2014, Suzanne was awarded a research grant of almost 1.5 million euro from the EU's European Research Council for a project investigating how the way we design our laws influences levels of environmental compliance in the EU (http://effectivenaturelaws.ucd.ie/).  In 2012 and 2014, she led EU-funded seminars in advanced EU competition law for judges from across Europe, the first time that such events had ever taken place in Ireland.

     
Suzanne is a graduate of Oxford University (BA in Law) and the University of Leiden, the Netherlands (LL.M. in European Community Law, Ph.D.).  She served as a référendaire (legal adviser) in the cabinet of Advocate General Geelhoed at the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg from 2004-2006.  Prior to this, she practised EU law at the Brussels office of the US law firm, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (2002-2004) and was a stagiaire at the European Commission (DG Competition)(2001-2002). In Spring 2014, Suzanne was international visiting professor of law at Columbia Law School, New York, where she will also be adjunct professor in 2015. Previously, she has been a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University, the University of Leiden, Queen's University, Belfast, and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto.  

Suzanne is a principal investigator at UCD's Earth Institute and a committee member of the Irish Society of European Law.  

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: External Examiner
Year: 2014.
Title: Training in Advanced Competition Law and Economics for EU Judges - EU Commission Funding
Year: 2013.
Title: EU Competition Training for National Judges - EU Funding (DG Competition)
Year: 2012.
Title: Seed Funding
Year: 2011.
Title: Funding as Principal Investigator supervising PhD on Regulating Climate Change at Earth Institute, UCD
Year: 2011.
Title: Visiting Research Fellow, European Union Centre of Excellence
Year: 2009.
Title: Seed Funding
Year: 2007.
Title: Affiliated Lecturer
Year: 2001.
Title: Stage scholar of the Bar Council of England and Wales
Year: 2000.
Title: Graham Challis Scholar of The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
Year: 2000.
Title: The Lee Essay Prize
Year: 1997.
Title: University College Oxford Law Prize

Associations

Association: University Association for Contemporary European Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Association of Law Teachers, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Environmental Law Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society of Legal Scholars, Function/Role: Member
Association: Bar of Ireland, Function/Role: Barrister
Association: Bar of England and Wales, Function/Role: Barrister
Association: Irish Society for European Law, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Centre for European Law, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Kingston, Suzanne (2015) Success in ERC Starting Grant Applications. [Invited Oral Presentation], Excellent Science in the Humanities, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 15-JAN-15 - 15-JAN-15.
Kingston, Suzanne (2015) Developments in Irish competition law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Irish Society for European Law Seminar: Developments in European and Irish competition law, Dublin , 21-MAY-15 - 21-MAY-15.
Suzanne Kingston (2013) CSR and the Limits of the State: Some (Further) Reflections on the Implications of the Public/Private Divide for EU Competition Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Corporation Social Responsibility and Production Standards in EU Competition Law, Amsterdam , 07-JUN-13 - 08-JUN-13.
Suzanne Kingston (2013) Environmental regulation and the market: An infinite promise?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Designing Effective Environmental Regulation: From Crisis to Transformation, Dublin , 29-MAY-13 - 29-MAY-13.
Suzanne Kingston (2013) Flexibility in EU Environmental Law. [Invited Oral Presentation], Between Flexibility and Disintegration in EU Law, University of Maastricht , 30-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13.
Kingston, Suzanne (2014) Territoriality in EU (taxation) law: A sacred principle, or dépassé?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual GREIT conference of European and International Tax Professors, Munster, Germany , 11-SEP-14 - 12-SEP-14.
Kingston, Suzanne (2014) Money talks? The uneasy relationship between the EU economic and environmental policies in times of recession. [Keynote Address], Sustainable Public Procurement, Oslo, Norway , 01-DEC-14 - 02-DEC-14.
Kingston, Suzanne (2014) Money talks? The uneasy relationship between the EU's economic and environmental policies in times of recession. [Invited Oral Presentation], Oxford Law Faculty EU Law Discussion Group, Oxford , 19-NOV-14 - 20-NOV-14.
S. Kingston (2012) The EU's Energy Policy: What Role a CBDR Approach?. [Invited Oral Presentation], EU-China Social and Ecological Forum 2012, Beijing , 12-NOV-12 - 14-NOV-12.
S. Kingston (2013) The Euro Crisis, the CJEU and the Changing Nature of National Tax Sovereignty. [Invited Oral Presentation], An ever closer union? The inalienable rights of Member States and State sovereignty in the EU, Saarbrucken, Germany , 21-MAR-13 - 23-MAR-13.
S. Kingston (2013) The Impact of the Aarhus Convention in the Irish Courts. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Aarhus Convention in Practice, Engineers Ireland , 09-APR-13 - 09-APR-13.
S. Kingston (2013) The Impact of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Public Interest Law Alliance, Dublin , 14-FEB-13 - 14-FEB-13.
Kingston, Suzanne (2012) Human Rights in EU Law and Policy. [Invited Oral Presentation], 12th Annual IHRC/Law Society Conference - Promoting and Protection Human Rights in Ireland - the Role of the Irish Constitution and European Law, Dublin , 13-OCT-12 - 13-OCT-12.
Kingston, Suzanne (2012) Competition and environmental protection: A case of ne'er the twain shall meet?. [Invited Oral Presentation], 17th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop: Public policies, regulation and economic distress, Florence , 13-JUL-12 - 15-JUL-12.
Kingston, Suzanne (2012) Developments in Access to Environmental Justice in Ireland and Europe. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Law and the Environment, University College Cork , 29-MAR-12 - 29-MAR-12.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2011) Difficulties in enforcement and the continuing unfulfilled promise of EU environmental law. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Frontiers of European Environmental Law and Policy, Dublin , 25-FEB-11 - 25-FEB-11.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2011) Remedies before the EU Courts. [Invited Lecture], Remedies in EU Law - Irish Centre of European Law Conference, Dublin , 27-JAN-11 - 27-JAN-11.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2011) From a European Economic Community to an EU of values: Assessing the limits of the ever closer union. [Invited Lecture], Visiting EUCE Scholar Lecture,Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Toronto , 15-MAR-11 - 15-MAR-11.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2011) Rights, Security and Conflicting International Obligations: the ECJ's judgment in Kadi and its aftermath. [Invited Lecture], Visiting EUCE Scholar Lecture, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Toronto , 17-MAR-11 - 17-MAR-11.
Suzanne Kingston; (2011) Regional taxation and the European Court of Justice. [Invited Lecture], Federalism in the European Union, Leuven, Belgium , 13-MAY-11 - 13-MAY-11.
Suzanne Kingston; (2011) The EU's environmental state aid rules - a more economic approach?. [International Refereed Conference], Second Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Law and Economics, Universiteit van Amsterdam , 24-JUN-11 - 24-JUN-11.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2010) Integrating Environmental Protection Requirements into EU Competition Law and Policy: Why Competition Isn't Special. [International Refereed Conference], Second Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Law and Economics, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, US , 26-MAR-10 - 27-MAR-10.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2010) Regulating Climate Change: Power, Politics and the Promise of Climate Justice. [Chaired Session], Third biennial conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance, UCD, Dublin , 18-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2010) Human rights and the environment. [Invited Lecture], Law Society/Irish Human Rights Commission Conference 2010, Dublin , 20-NOV-10 - 20-NOV-10.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2009) Recent Developments in the ECJ's Case Law on Direct Taxation. [Invited Lecture], Recent Developments in Direct Taxation, ERA, Trier, Germany , 25-NOV-09 - 25-NOV-09.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2009) Environmental Protection and EC Competition Law: Why Competition Isn't Special. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Presentation to 13th CLaSF Workshop on Competition First?  Reconciling Competition with other Norms in Modern Competition Law, Glasgow , 16-APR-09 - 16-APR-09.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2009) Ireland's Options after the Lisbon Treaty Referendum: Strategies, Implications and Competing Visions of Europe. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Responses to the Lisbon Treaty Referendum: EU and National Perspectives, Dublin , 23-JAN-09 - 23-JAN-09.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2009) The Sot Lelos judgment of the ECJ. [Invited Lecture], Recent cases of the European Court of Justice, European Institute of Public Administration, Luxembourg , 27-NOV-09 - 27-NOV-09.
Kingston, Suzanne and Scott, Colin; (2008) Reinventing Regulation for the Challenge of Climate Change. [National Refereed Conference Paper], UCD Earth Systems Institute Seminars on Climate Change, Dublin , 05-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2008) Advanced lectures on the preliminary reference procedure in EU law given to Romanian High Court judges. [Invited Lecture], The preliminary reference procedure, Bucharest , 22-JUN-08 - 26-JUN-08.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2008) Lectures on EU constitutional law and internal market law given to Romanian High Court judges. [Invited Lecture], Fundamental principles of EU law, Bucharest , 04-MAY-08 - 07-MAY-08.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2007) The role of national authorities in the EC's merger regime. [Invited Lecture], Advanced conference on competition law for the Bulgarian competition authority, Sofia , 13-JAN-07 - 16-JAN-07.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2007) The Boundaries of Sovereignty: The ECJ's controversial role applying the internal market rules to taxation. [Invited Lecture], Lecture to the Centre of European Legal Studies, Cambridge, Cambridge , 13-FEB-07 - 13-FEB-07.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2006) The implications of the Marks & Spencer case for national tax systems. [Invited Lecture], Recent developments in EU law, The European Institute of Public Administration, Luxembourg , 15-APR-06 - 15-APR-06.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2006) Lecture on current developments in EU direct taxation law, Academy of European Law. [Invited Lecture], Recent developments in EU law, Academy of European Law, Trier , 28-MAY-06 - 28-MAY-06.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2006) Advanced conference to officials from the Romanian Department of Education. [Invited Lecture], Mutual recognition of qualifications in EU law, Bucharest , 02-MAY-06 - 05-MAY-06.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2006) Lectures on abuse of dominance and enforcement of EU competition law to Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian civil servants. [Invited Lecture], Principles of EU competition law, Rome , 02-FEB-06 - 05-FEB-06.
Kingston, Suzanne; (2005) The Hans-Martin Timmink case and its implications. [Invited Lecture], Recent developments in EU law, The European Institute of Public Administration, Luxembourg , 05-NOV-05 - 05-NOV-05.

Committees

Committee : Academic Council Committee on Assessment Appeals
Committee : Research Committee, School of Law
Committee : Editorial Board, Irish Jurist
Committee : Organising Committee, European Law Forum 2009
Committee : Clinical Legal Education Committee, UCD School of Law
Committee : Undergraduate Programme Board, School of Law

Employment

Employer: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Position: Barrister
Employer: Cambridge University
Position: Affiliated Lecturer in Law
Employer: Churchill, Clare, King's, Magdalene, Pembroke and Peterhouse Colleges, Cambridge University
Position: Tutor in EU law
Employer: European Commission
Position: Stagiaire
Employer: European Court of Justice, Luxembourg
Position: Référendaire, Cabinet of Advocate General Geelhoed
Employer: University of Leiden
Position: Lecturer

Education

Year 1998 Institution: University of Oxford
Qualification: BA Subject: Law
Year 2000 Institution: University of Leiden
Qualification: LLM in European Law Subject: EC law
Year 2007 Institution: King's Inns
Qualification: BL Subject: Barrister-at-Law degree
Year 1999 Institution: Inns of Court School of Law, London
Qualification: Barrister at Law Subject: Bar Vocational Course
Year 2009 Institution: University of Leiden
Qualification: PhD Subject: The role of environmental protection in EC law and policy

Languages

French:
Dutch:
Irish:

Consultancy

Client: European Commission
Client: Institute of Public Administration, Dublin
Client: National University of Ireland
Client: Law Society/Irish Centre for European Law
   

Other Activities

External reviewer for various national and international funding applications
Editorial Board, Irish Jurist
External reviewer for a variety of leading national and international law journals.


National rapporteur for Ireland (with J. Finn), XXV FIDE Congress 2012 (Talinn)
External reviewer, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press.



 
 

Publications

Books

Suzanne Kingston and Liam Thornton (2015) A Report on the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights: Evaluation and Review. Dublin: Law Society of Ireland, pp. 1-535. Available Online [Details]
Suzanne Kingston, Antonia Layard, Veerle Heyvaert, Alexandra Cavoski (2015) European Environmental Law. UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2011) Greening EU Competition Law and Policy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2010) Manual on European Union Law. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]

Book Chapters

Kingston, Suzanne (2015) 'Flexibility in EU Environmental Law and Policy: A Response to Complexity, or Fig Leaf for Expediency?' In: Bruno de Witte, Ellen Vos and Andrea Ott (eds). Between Flexibility and Disintegration: The State of EU Law Today. UK: Edward Elgar. [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne (2015) 'Territoriality in EU (taxation) law: A sacred principle, or dépassé?' In: J. Englisch (eds). International Tax Law and New Challenges from Constitutional and Legal Pluralism. The Netherlands: International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne (2015) 'The uneasy relationship between the EU's economic and environmental policies in times of recession' In: Beate Sjafjel and Anja Wiesrock (eds). Sustainable Public Procurement. UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Suzanne Kingston (2014) 'Environmental Policy' In: Alison McDonnell Bruno de Witte Deirdre Curtin Fabian Amtenbrink Pieter Jan Kuijper Stefaan Van den Bogaert (eds). Law of the European Union. The Netherlands: Kluwer. [Details]
Suzanne Kingston (2014) 'Two-speed rights protection? Comparing the Impact of EU Human Rights Law and ECHR Law in the Irish Courts' In: S. Egan, L. Thornton, J. Walsh (eds). 50 years of the ECHR in Ireland. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
Giegerich (ed) (2013) 'The Euro Crisis, the CJEU and the Changing Nature of National Tax Sovereignty' In: Giegerich (ed) (eds). An ever closer Union? The inalienable rights of Member States and National Sovereignty in the EU. Germany: Nomos. [Details]
Zhou et al (eds_ (2013) 'The EU's Energy Policy: What Role a CBDR Approach?' In: Zhou et al (eds_ (eds). The CBDR Principle in Environmental Law. Beijing: China Press. [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne (2012) 'Competition and environmental protection: A case of ne'er the twain shall meet?' In: Kingston, Suzanne (eds). European Competition Law Annual 2012. Oxford: Hart. [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne (2012) 'Introduction' In: Kingston, Suzanne (eds). European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance. Abingdon: Routledge. [Details]
Suzanne Kingston; (2012) 'The European Court of Justice and Regional Taxation' In: Suzanne Kingston; (eds). Federalism in the EU. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
Suzanne Kingston; (2012) 'Difficulties in Enforcement and the Continuing Unfulfilled Promise of EU Environmental Law' In: Suzanne Kingston; (eds). European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance. Abingdon: Routledge. [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2008) 'Social and Employment Law' In: Kingston, Suzanne; (eds). Kapteyn & Verloren van Themaat: The Law of the European Union and the European Communities. The Netherlands: Kluwer. [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2007) 'The Boundaries of Sovereignty: The ECJ's Controversial Role Applying the Internal Market Rules to Taxation' In: Kingston, Suzanne; (eds). Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

Suzanne Kingston (Ed.). (2012) European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance. Abingdon: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Kingston, S (2009) 'Ireland's options after the Lisbon Referendum: Strategies, implications and competing visions of Europe'. European Law Review, 34 :455-475. [Details]
Kingston, S; (2010) 'Integrating Environmental Protection and EU Competition Law: Why Competition Isn't Special'. European Law Journal, 16 :780-805. [DOI] [Details]
Suzanne Kingston (2013) 'Surveying the State of EU Environmental Law: More Bark Than Bite?'. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, . [Details]
Suzanne Kingston; (2012) 'Schmelz and Rimbaud'. Common Market Law Review, . [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2010) 'Developments in Environmental Law'. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, . [Details]
Fiona de Londras and Suzanne Kingston; (2010) 'Rights, Security and Conflicting Obligations: Exploring Inter-Jurisdictional Judicial Dialogues in Europe'. American Journal of Comparative Law, . [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2010) 'Integrating Environmental Protection and EC Competition Law: Why Competition Isn¿t Special'. European Law Journal, . [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2009) 'Joined Cases C-468/06 to C-478/06 Sot. Lelos'. Common Market Law Review, . [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2009) '"Ireland's Options after the Lisbon Referendum: Strategies, Implications and Competing Visions of Europe"'. European Law Review, . [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2007) 'A light in the darkness?  Recent Developments in the ECJ's case law on taxation'. Common Market Law Review, . [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2001) '"A new division of responsibilities" in the Proposed Regulation to modernise the rules implementing A81/82 EC?  A warning call'. European Competition Law Review, . [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Kingston, Suzanne; Finn, Joanne (2012) National Report for Ireland - The Interface between EU Energy, Environmental and Competition Law XXV FIDE Congress [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne (2012) Developments in Access to Environmental Justice in Ireland and Europe Law and the Environment 2012 [Details]
Kingston, Suzanne; (2010) Integrating Environmental Protection Requirements into EU Competition Law and Policy: Why Competition Isn't Special Second Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Law and Economics [Details]
   

Editorial

Kingston, S; (2010) I. Environment. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
                         

Book Reviews

Kingston, Suzanne (2009) Irish Yearbook of International Law: Book Review, Sieberson, Dividing Lines between the European Union and its Member States: The Impact of the Treaty of Lisbon (The Hague, TCM Asser Press, 2008) and Pech, The European Union and its Constitution: From the Rome to Lisbon Treaties (Dublin, Clarus Press, 2008). Book Reviews [Details]
Kingston (2010) Common Market Law Review, Book Review: Ryall, Effective Judicial Protection and the EIA directive in Ireland (Hart, 2009). Book Reviews [Details]
                                                                               

Research

Research Interests

Suzanne's research focuses primarily on EU law and policy and its interplay with national and international law.  To date, her research has centred on:

  • Competition law and policy, including EU, national, international and comparative competition law
  • Environmental law and policy, including EU, national and international environmental law
  • EU economic law, particularly EU internal market and taxation law
  • EU human rights law
  • The role of the EU courts

She has a particular interest in interdisciplinary approaches, especially law/economics, law/political theory, and (especially in the environmental law context) law/science.  Her PhD research considered the role of environmental protection in EU competition law and policy, examining this issue from legal, economic and governance perspectives.


Research Projects

Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : FP7 Proposal Preparation Coordinator Support - Enterprise Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 07-NOV-12 / 30-APR-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Application for Funding for a Monograph Publication
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Legalarchitectures - ERC Starting Grant Application Support
Start Date / End Date : 08-SEP-14 / 14-OCT-14
Sponsor : The Law Society of Ireland
Title : A Report on the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights: Evaluation & Review
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-14 / 30-JUN-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Application for Funding for Monograph Publication
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: ESI-PhD-ENS - Split Accounts School of Law
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Application for Funding for a Textbook Publication
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Linking emissions trading schemes ¿ legal aspects and regulatory challenges.
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13