The Jean Monnet Module on the ‘Public Law of Investments’ examines the legal treatment of an investment in Greece throughout its life cycle, ensuring a comprehensive and holistic approach to the legal framework (EU, international and national) regulating the pre-admission (promotion and facilitation), admission (market access, control and financing) and post-admission (protection) stages of an investment. The Module is co-funded by the European Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency as part of the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.


Upon completion of the module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles and the rationale underlying the legal treatment of an investment in an EU Member State
  • Get a grasp of the latest developments in investment regulation in the EU
  • Understand the relationship between EU, international and domestic law in investment regulation
  • Apply the acquired skills in practice to complex litigation regarding the pre-admission, admission and protection of (cross-border) investments in Greece


The topics discussedinclude an introduction to the basic concepts and sources of the Public Law of Investments; the economics of an investment; investment promotion, facilitation and  financing at national and supranational level; investment screening; investment contracts; substantive investment protection at national and supranational level; procedural investment protection and available remedies at national and supranational level; investment protection and State-Owned Enterprises; investment protection and sovereign debt restructuring.

Academic Requirements

Students are expected to have at least some basic previous knowledge of public law, EU law and international law.

Teaching method

The course includes seminars, targeted tutorials and case studies, which require a high degree of student engagement. Students are expected to deliver an oral presentation on a specific topic. A reading list with specialised literature, legal materials (Greek legislation, international treaties, EU primary and secondary legislation, as well as soft law instruments, such as Commission Communications) and the case law of Greek and international fora (including CJEU and ECtHR rulings and international arbitral awards) on the covered topics will be circulated and discussed thoroughly during the lectures.


The course is taught by Professor George Dellis and Dr Konstantina Georgaki.

Assessment and testing

·  Written exam, closed book (1 essay + 1 problem question) – 2 hours (60%)

·  Short oral presentation (40%)