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Education CV


  • PhD in Law, University of Cambridge (2017-2020)
  • Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School (2019)
  • LLM (First Class Honours), University of Cambridge (2016-2017)
  • LLB (First Class Honours), Salutatorian, Ranking 3rd/202 (top 1%), University of Athens (2010-2015)
  • Financial Courses (First Class Honours), Deree - The American College of Greece (2013-2014)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Magdalene College PhD Scholarship (2018-2020)
  • A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship (2017-2018)
  • Onassis Foundation Scholarship (2017-2020)
  • Magdalene College Prize for Law (7/2017)
  • Magdalene College Scholarship (elected by the Governing Body of Magdalene College in recognition of academic excellence) (7/2017)
  • Lilian Voudouri Foundation Scholarship (2016-2017)
  • Award of Excellence by the President of the Hellenic Republic (7/2016)
  • Award of Excellence by the Rector of the University of Athens (6/2015)
  • Award of Excellence by the Minister of Justice of the Hellenic Republic (7/2013)
  • Award of Excellence by the Rector of the University of Athens (6/2013)

Academic Experience

  • Editor-in-Chief - Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) (2017-present, General Editor 2017-18)
  • President and Founder of the Cambridge Arbitration Society (2019-)
  • Vice Editor-in-Chief - Cambridge Law Review (CLR) (2016-present, General Editor 2016-17)
  • Head of the Organising Committee - Cambridge Arbitration Day (CAD) (2018)
  • Assistant Convenor - 7th Annual Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) Conference (2018)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant - delivery of WTO and investment law tutorial classes to Cambridge LL.M. students (2017-2018)
  • Lecturer - International Investment Law Summer School organised by ELSA and Athens PIL (Summer 2017/2018-present)
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - delivery of lectures on International Investment Law to undergraduate students of the University of Athens (Spring 2015)
  • Research Assistant - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Legal Research Panel (2017-2018)
  • Research Assistant - Trade Law Clinic of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School (Spring 2014)
  • FDI International Arbitration Moot Coach (2015), University of Athens Team (Winner of the Competition)

Commercial Work Experience

  • Trainee Lawyer, Karatzas & Partners Law Firm (Top Ranked Law Firm-Global Chambers 2017, IFLR Top Tier Firm 2016, IFLR Winner of European Awards 2016) (2015-2016)
  • Trainee Lawyer, Allen & Overy (secondment) (2015)
  • Summer Associate, Deloitte (Legal Department - Consulting Division) (2013)
  • Intern, Cremer & Partners Law Firm, Athens (2013)

Fields of research

International Economic Law, International Investment Law, The Law of the World Trade Organization, Public International Law, International Dispute Settlement, Law of Treaties



Representative Publications

  • E Kikarea, ‘Brexit and Preferential Trade Agreements: Issues of Termination and Survival Clauses’ (2019) 46(1) Legal Issues of Economic Integration 53-75
  • E Kikarea, ‘Book Review: Fabio Morosini and Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin, Reconceptualizing International Investment Law from the Global South’ (2018) 7(2) Cambridge International Law Journal 354
  • E Kikarea and P Doudonis, ‘The Intricacies of FYROM’s Invitation to Join NATO in the Light of International and Constitutional Reality’ (2018) 45(2) To Syntagma 567 (in Greek)
  • E Kikarea and P Doudonis, ‘Accession of FYROM to NATO: A sui generis Process of an Uncertain Outcome’ (2018) Cambridge International Law Journal (online) 
  • E Kikarea, ‘EU - Singapore Free Trade Agreement: “Mixed” Feelings’ (2017) Cambridge International Law Journal (online)
  • E Kikarea and others (co-author), World Bank, ‘Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All’ (Doing Business, The World Bank 2016) 

Start Date

Oct 2017