Analysis: “Specialized Chambers at the General Court” by Daniel Sarmiento
The General Court is all geared up for the final steps of its definitive and long-awaited full enlargement. It has taken several years and a gradual and somewhat painful process to reach the total of fifty-six judges, which will be down to fifty-four once the UK leaves the Union. In order to prepare the General Court for this seismic event, some measures have been put into place. One of them is a very significant development, not only for the General Court, but for EU law in general: the creation of specialised chambers.
Specialised chambers have been a subject of long-standing discussion. In general, the topic of specialisation has been present for decades, mostly as a result of complaints from experts in fields like tax, crimina