18 EU Public Prosecutor’s Office Article-by-Article Commentary Edited by Hans-Holger Herrnfeld, Dominik Brodowski, and Christoph Burchard Hardcover Approx. 700 pp, 2019 € 200.00 ISBN 978-3-406-74388-7 The Regulation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) provides the legal framework for an entirely new Union body with the power to investigate and prosecute criminal offences affecting the financial interests of the Union. Expected to start its opera tional work by the end of 2020, the EPPO will be an additional and powerful player in at least 22 national criminal justice systems, working closely together with national law enforcement authorities and exercising the functions of prosecutor in the competent courts of the Member States. The commentary on the EPPO Regulation is intended to guide practitioners – within EPPO as well as in the national prosecution services and law enforcement agencies, courts, and law offices – in the interpretation of the Regulation. By providing an in-depth analysis of the intricate interplay of the Regulation’s provisions and their legal and practical context, it will also provide a valuable source for further academic research on individual aspects relating to the EPPO. In addition, the commentary will assist politi cal decision-makers in assessing the practical implementation of the EPPO Regulation by clarifying its rela tions to national law and national judicial and law enforce ment authorities.
19 Brussels Commentary Banking Union Edited by Jens-Hinrich Binder, Christos Gortsos, Klaus Lackhoff, and Christoph Ohler Approx. 1,300 pp., 2019 Approx. € 250.00 ISBN 978-3-406-71456-6 The commentary on the European Banking Union presents an article-by-article analysis of the legal acts which constitute the basis of the two main pillars of the European Banking Union, that is the Single Supervisory Mechanism, with the European Central Bank as single supervisory authority for large banking institutions (mainly) in the Eurozone, and the Single Resolution Mechanism and the Single Resolution Fund, with the Single Resolution Board as a centralised decision-making body for the resolution of banks (mainly) in the Eurozone. Dr Jens-Hinrich Binder is a professor of law at the Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen. Dr Christos Gortsos is an associate professor of law at the Panteion University of Athens as well as a visiting professor at the University of Athens and the University of Saarland. Dr Klaus Lackhoff worked more than 15 years for an international law firm and heads since 2015 the Banking Law Section in the supervisory law division of the ECB. Dr Christoph Ohler is a professor of law at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.