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Ilektra Antonaki


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

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. In spring 2016, she worked as a trainee within the Legal Service of the European Commission. Ilektra specialises primarily in EU Internal Market law, but her broader research interests also touch upon EU Constitutional and Institutional law, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, EU Social law, as well as EU Trade and Investment law. In 2018, she received the Meijers Prize for the annotation on the AGET Iraklis case about collective redundancies in Greece, which was published in the Common Market Law Review.

Privatisations and golden shares: Reconciling free movement of capital with public interest objectives 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 investigates how capital liberalisation in the EU can be reconciled with public interest objectives in the sensitive fields of privatisations and golden shares. In other words, her thesis examines the extent to which State participation in the market for the purpose of pursuing public interest objectives is possible under the existing legal framework, whilst at the same time ensuring that the free movement of capital is not hindered by national economic protectionism.


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.


  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Europees Recht

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Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden



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