Ilektra Antonaki is a guest researcher at the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School. She obtained her doctoral dissertation in September 2019 at Leiden University with distinction (cum laude).
Her dissertation entitled "Privatisations and golden shares: Bridging the gap between the State and the market in the area of free movement of capital in the EU" studies the case law regarding privatisations and golden shares and puts forward certain interpretative approaches that could facilitate the reconciliation of the free movement of capital with public interest objectives in the EU.
Ilektra obtained her LL.B. degree from the University of Athens in 2012 (cum laude, 1st rank). In 2013, she obtained a Master 2 en Droit International Public from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and in 2014 she graduated from the Advanced LLM in European and International Business Law of Leiden Law School (cum laude, 1st rank). Alongside her postgraduate studies at Leiden University, she was admitted to the Talent Programme of Leiden Law School and she received the Meijers PhD grant from the Graduate Institute of Legal Studies. From September 2014 until July 2019, she worked as a PhD candidate at the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School, under the supervision of Prof. Stefaan Van den Bogaert and Dr. Moritz Jesse. During these years, she carried out legal research in the field of EU Internal Market law, she taught EU law in bachelor and master courses and she assisted in the coaching of the teams participating in the European Law Moot Court (ELMC). In 2015, she was on a two-month research visit at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. In 2016, she worked as a trainee within the Legal Service of the European Commission, in Team AFFAIR (establishment, services, business law, movement of capital, transport, intellectual property and information society).
Ilektra specialises in EU Internal Market law and her broader research interests cover EU Constitutional and Institutional law, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, EU Labour law, EU Competition law, as well as EU Trade and Investment law. In 2018, she received the Meijers Prize for her annotation on the AGET Iraklis case about collective redundancies in Greece, which was published in the Common Market Law Review.
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