Marta Simoncini


Marta holds a PhD in administrative law (University of Pisa), a Laurea in Political Sciences, majoring law (University of Pisa) and a University Diploma in the same area (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa). Prior to joining Luiss, Marta was an FWO post-doctoral fellow at King’s College London and the University of Antwerp and a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute. Marta is also fellow in EU law at University College London and of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Her research interests cover European law and administrative governance, in particular in the check-and-balances applicable to discretion, especially in the context of risk-based regulation. She published extensively in international and national peer-reviewed journals, and she also authored two monographs for Hart Publishing (2018) and Editoriale Scientifica (2010) and she co-edited a volume for Routledge (2017).


  • Simoncini, Marta (2020). Different shades of legal standing and the right to judicial protection of private parties in the Banking Union: Trasta Komercbanka (Commento a: Joined Cases C-663/17 P, C-665/17 P and C-669/17 P, European Central Bank v. Trasta Komercbanka AS, Ivan Fursin and Others, and European Commission v. Trasta Komercbanka AS, Ivan Fursin and Others, and Trasta Komercbanka AS, Ivan Fursin and Others v. European Central Bank, Judgment of the Court of Justice (Grand Chamber), EU:C:2019:923). COMMON MARKET LAW REVIEW, p. 1867-1886. ISSN 0165-0750.
  • Simoncini, Marta (2020). I poteri quasi-normativi delle agenzie europee: le decisioni della European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). OSSERVATORIO SULLE FONTI, p. 1539-1556. ISSN 2038-5633.
  • Simoncini, Marta; Martinico, Giuseppe (2020). Wightman and the perils of Britain's Withdrawal. GERMAN LAW JOURNAL, p. 799-814. ISSN 2071-8322.
  • Simoncini, Marta (2018). EU Agencies in the Internal Market: A Constitutional Challenge for EU Law. STALS, p. 1-23. ISSN 1974-5656.
  • Simoncini, Marta (2018). Administrative regulation beyond the non-delegation doctrine: a study on EU agencies. HART Publishing, p. 0-213. ISBN: 9781509911721
  • Lazari, A; Simoncini, M (2017). Critical infrastructure protection beyond compliance. An analysis of national variations in the implementation of Directive 114/08/EC. GLOBAL JURIST, p. 267-289. ISSN 1934-2640.
  • Herwig, A; Simoncini, M edited by (2017). Law and the Management of Disasters: The Challenge of Resilience. Routledge, p. 1-279. ISBN: 978-1-138-19352-9
  • Simoncini, M; Straetmans, G edited by (2017). Sixty Years Later: rethinking Competing Paradigms for EU law in Times of Crisis. Centro Studi sul Federalismo, p. 2-289. ISBN:
  • Simoncini, Marta (2017). Paradigms for EU Law and the Limits of Delegation. The Case of EU Agencies. PERSPECTIVES ON FEDERALISM, p. 47-71. ISSN 2036-5438.
  • Simoncini, M; Straetmans, G (2017). How to Bridge the Gaps between Competing Paradigms for EU Law: An Introduction. PERSPECTIVES ON FEDERALISM, p. 1-19. ISSN 2036-5438.
  • Herwig, A; Simoncini, M (2017). Risk, Precaution, Responsibility and Equal Concern. RATIO JURIS, p. 259-272. ISSN 0952-1917.
  • Simoncini, Marta; Lazari, Alessandro (2016). Principles and Policies of Resilience in European Critical Infrastructures. Cases from the Sectors of Gas and Air Transport. LEGAL ISSUES OF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, p. 41-64. ISSN 1566-6573.
  • Simoncini, Marta (2015). Legal boundaries of European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) in the financial markets: tensions in the development of true regulatory agencies. YEARBOOK OF EUROPEAN LAW, p. 319-350. ISSN 0263-3264.
  • Simoncini, Marta (2015). The erosion of the Meroni doctrine. The case of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW, p. 309-342. ISSN 1354-3725.
  • Simoncini, M (2014). When Science meets responsibility: the Major Risk Commission and the L’Aquila earthquake. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RISK REGULATION, p. 146-158. ISSN 1867-299X.
  • Simoncini, M (2013). Governing Air Traffic Management in the Single European Sky: the Search for Possible Solutions to Safety Issues. EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW, p. 209-228. ISSN 0307-5400.
  • ARCURI, A; CAFAGGI, F; SIMONCINI, M edited by (2013). Transnational risks and multilevel regulation: a cross-comparative perspective. Cambridge University Press, p. 121-123. ISBN:
  • Simoncini, M (2013). Thinking ahead of disasters: the role of risk regulation in the European Union. PERSPECTIVES ON FEDERALISM, p. 24-55. ISSN 2036-5438.
  • Arcuri, A; Cafaggi, F; Simoncini, M (2013). Opening Editorial to the Special Issue on Transnational Risks and Multilevel Governance. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RISK REGULATION, p. 121-123. ISSN 1867-299X.
  • Simoncini, M; Contissa, G (2013). Against the failures of risk regulation. Liability and safety in air traffic management (ATM). EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RISK REGULATION, p. 175-189. ISSN 1867-299X.
  • Massera, A; Simoncini, M (2012). La tutela amministrativa del segreto di Stato e delle informazioni classificate. GIORNALE DI DIRITTO AMMINISTRATIVO, p. 362-375. ISSN 1591-559X.
  • Simoncini, M (2011). Regulating catastrophic risks by standards. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RISK REGULATION, p. 37-50. ISSN 1867-299X.
  • Massera, A; Simoncini, M (2011). Fondamenti dei contratti pubblici in Italia: report annuale 2011 Italia. IUS PUBLICUM, p. 1-15. ISSN 2039-2540.
  • Simoncini, M (2010). La regolazione del rischio e il sistema degli standard: elementi per una teoria dell’azione amministrativa attraverso i casi del terrorismo e dell’ambiente. Editoriale Scientifica, p. 1-347. ISBN: 978-88-6342-208-5