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Ilektra Antonaki

PhD candidate

I. Antonaki
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Ilektra Antonaki has been working for the Europa Institute since September 2014. She obtained her LL.B. degree from the University of Athens in 2012 (cum laude, 1st rank).

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Curriculum Vitae

In 2013, she obtained her Master 2 in Public International Law from the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and in 2014 she successfully completed the Advanced LLM in European and International Business Law at Leiden Law School (cum laude, 1st rank). During her postgraduate studies at Leiden University, she participated in the 2013-2014 Talent Programme of the Graduate School of Legal Studies of Leiden University. In autumn 2015 she was on a two-month research visit at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and in spring 2016 she will be working as a trainee for the Legal Service of the European Commission. 

Reconciling Capital Liberalisation with Social Market Economy in the EU

As a Meijers Ph.D candidate, Ilektra Antonaki is conducting her doctoral legal research under the supervision of Prof. Stefaan Van den Bogaert and Dr. Moritz Jesse within the framework of the research programme ‘The progression of EU law: Accommodating change and upholding values’. Her research aims to investigate whether capital liberalisation can be reconciled with the objective of a social market economy in the EU. For this purpose, it explores the far-reaching implications of the free movement of capital in two sensitive fields of national competences: (1) privatisation and property ownership systems and (2) ‘golden shares’ and corporate governance systems. Within these areas, it examines whether the broad interpretation of the free movement of capital adopted by the Court of Justice of the European Union has a deregulatory impact on the socioeconomic regimes of the Member States and whether the existing legal framework set out in the Treaties offers room for reconciling economic integration with societal values.


Ilektra coordinates and teaches the LLC course ‘European Union Law: Foundations’. She is also one of the coaches of the teams participating in the European Law Moot Court (ELMC) and she supervises bachelor and master theses.

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Europees Recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B.2.38



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