Dr. Anastasia Karatzia

Law Lecturer and Trainer, Expert in EU law, Competition Law and Banking

After completing her PhD studies at the School of Law, University of Surrey, Anastasia was Assistant Professor in EU law at Erasmus University Rotterdam before joining Essex School of Law in 2017. She is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy since 2015. Anastasia's research focuses on two streams: Citizens' participation in European law and decision-making (with a focus on the European Citizens' Initiative), and financial/ banking law. Her doctoral thesis examined in depth the legal framework of the European Citizens' Initiative, and the operation of this participatory mechanism in practice. She has also researched extensively the litigation surrounding the Cyprus bail-in of 2013, and she has written on the European Stability Mechanism and the Eurogroup.

She has published on the legal framework of the European Citizens' Initiative; the litigation surrounding the European Citizens' Initiative; the transparency of the European Central Bank; the post-eurozone crisis litigation; the role of the Commission and the ECB in the European Stability Mechanism; and the legal nature of the Eurogroup.

She is a member of the EU Law Experts Network for the newly founded EU Law Live.She has worked in the FP-7-funded project Rediclaim, and in consulting projects for the European Parliament, and she has presented her work on the European Citizens' Initiative at the offices of the European Ombudsman. In May-June 2017 Anastasia was an International Visiting Research Fellow at Liverpool Law School. Together with Dr. Theodore Konstadinides, she is the joint recipient of a scholarship under the prestigious European Central Bank Legal Research Programme 2018, under which they conducted and published their research on the legal nature of the Memoranda of Understanding signed by the European Central Bank. Anastasia is teaching Banking Law and Competition Law at the UG and PGT level, and EU law at the UG level. She has acted as the director of the third-year Capstone project module between 2018-2020.

Together with Dr. Andrea Fejos, she is running the Customer Welfare project at the School of Law's clinic. Anastasia welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students, especially in the fields of EU participatory democracy, especially concerning the European Citizens' Initiative, as well as topics surrounding Article 11 TEU, and the role of the CJEU in EU participatory democracy, and on the EU Banking Union, particularly on the role of the European Central Bank in the Single Supervisory Mechanism, and on the accountability of institutional actors involved in financial assistance mechanisms such as the European Stability Mechanism.


PhD in Law University of Surrey, (2015)

LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law Queen Mary University of London, (2012 )

LLB Law University of Surrey, (2011)


Assistant Professor in EU Law, Department of International and EU law, Erasmus University Rotterdam (1/12/2015 - 1/12/2017)

Research Fellow, REDICLAIM (FP7-funded) project, School of Law, University of Surrey (1/5/2014 - 1/1/2016)

Associate Lecturer, School of Law, University of Surrey (1/10/2013 - 1/7/2015)

We are absolutley thrilled and honoured to have Anastasia on Board with us at ELTRC.



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