WORD FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND MANAGING EDITOR
Beatrice Monciunskaite and Caoimhe Kiernan
We are delighted to present this special finance issue of the Dublin Law and Politics Review Journal which includes many interesting contributions from a wide range of scholars with global perspectives. This past year has been a particularly challenging one as students and academics adjusted their life and work to comply with public health provisions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, our authors have produced insightful articles relating to areas of credit rating policy, EU financial law, data protection and competition law. The individual authors contained in this issue have written incredibly relevant pieces that are welcome additions to the literature in their respective fields.
Of course, this special issue would not have been possible without the help and dedication of our journal team, including our peer-reviewers, editorial board and media team. They were endlessly generous with their time during a particularly busy and difficult year so we would like to extend our thanks for their dedication. We would also like to thank our academic board comprising of Dr. John Quinn, Dr. Rónán Condon, Dr. Erika Biagini, Dr. Niamh Gaynor and Dr. Diarmuid Torney. They offered continuous support and guidance throughout the process of putting together this issue. We hope to continue publishing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into the future while also growing and expanding our reach.
In this special issue, our authors target several distinct areas of finance law. Xiayang Chen explores how the credit rating system of the financial market could be improved and whether the existing regulations are sufficient to cope with the inaccuracy of credit rating. Anne Marieke Mooij considers the legality of the TARGET2 system using the legal framework as developed by the European Court of Justice in the Pringle, Gauweiler and Weiss cases. Zihao Li investigates whether blockchain will defend data protection law against algorithm bias. Fay Kartner questions whether the agreement between Champagne producers to reduce the harvest this year amounts to a breach of EU competition law.
We hope that you will enjoy this special issue of the Dublin Law and Politics Review.
Table of Contents:
Regulating Big Tech: The Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act 2
The “secret bail-out system”. Is Target2 unlawful or unconventional?. 5
Annelieke Anne Marieke Mooij
How Can We Improve the Rating Quality?. 24
Confronting algorithm bias risks: Will blockchain provide new opportunities or challenges for data protection law? 43
Champagne producers reduce harvest, is this allowed under EU competition law?. 68
Acrimony in the Arctic. 73
Ishan Khare and Shashvat Chandra