Michèle Finck

Law, Technology & Innovation


About Me

I am a researcher thinking about the interaction between law, technology, innovation and fundamental rights. 

 I am currently Senior Research Fellow (tenured) at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. I previously worked at the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford. I studied law in London and Paris as well as at the European University Institute and hold a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford. Beyond my scholarly research I  advise national and international institutions on the regulatory implications of digitalization.

I use this website to make my research easily available. I use Twitter to share my thoughts and activities as well as blog posts and media commentary (@finck_m). 

You can get in touch via email at  mf@michelefinck.eu 



Blockchain Regulation and Governance in Europe (Cambridge University Press 2019)

The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy (Cambridge University Press 2018) (with Nestor Davidson and John Infranca) 

Subnational Authorities in EU Law (Oxford University Press 2017)


Smart Contracts as a Form of Purely Automated Data Processing under Article 22 GDPR (draft paper- final version forthcoming in International Data Privacy Law) (2019)

Distinguishing Online Platforms from Taxi Services: Uber Spain (2018) 55 Common Market Law Review 1619-1640

Blockchains: Regulating the Unknown (2018) 19 German Law Journal 

Blockchains and the GDPR (2018) 4 European Data Protection Law Review 17-35

Fragmentation as an Agent of Integration (2017) 15 International Journal of Constitutional Law 1119-1134

Digital Co-Regulation (2017) European Law Review 47-68

Sharing and the City (2016) 49 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 1299-1369 (with Sofia Ranchordás)

The Role of Human Dignity in Gay Rights Adjudication (2016) 14 International Journal of Constitutional Law 26-53

Challenging the Subnational Dimension of the Principle of Subsidiarity (2015) 17 European Journal of Legal Studies 5-17 

Surrogacy Leave as a Matter of EU Law (2015) 52 Common Market Law Review 281-298 (with Betül Kas)

Towards an Ever Closer Union Between Residents and Citizens? On The Possible Extension of Voting Rights to Foreign Residents in Luxembourg (2015) 11 European Constitutional Law Review 78-98

Above and Below the Surface: The Status of Sub-National Authorities in EU Climate Change Regulation (2014) 26 Journal of Environmental Law 443-472

The Role of Localism in Constitutional Change: A Case Study (2014) 30 The Journal of Law & Politics 53-95.