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Manolis Perakis completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Athens (2001) and his post-graduate studies at both the University College London (LLM, 2002) and the University of Athens (PhD, 2008). In 2003, he served as trainee in the Cabinet of the Greek judge and President of the Court Mr. Vassilios Skouris. Manolis Perakis is currently teaching EU Law in the University of Athens as Assistant Professor.

His areas of interest are EU institutional and internal market law, EU human rights protection law, EU external relations law, Economic and Monetary Union, and the EU Court of Justice case-law. He is the author of several monographs and articles, and he has given lectures in the framework of national and international conferences.

Manolis Perakis also practices law as attorney-at-law. He is a senior associate in a law firm where he is actively involved in all public procurement and privatisation transactions, advising mainly on EU and administrative law aspects. Furthermore, he is involved in numerous ICC and local arbitrations as the Court’s assistant.



  • «Exiting the European Union: Legal Procedure, Dimensions and Implications», published in English by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019, in English.
  • «EU Law of Judicial Procedure», published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2017.
  • “The judicial protection of human rights in the EU legal order”, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2015.
  • “The accession and the application or the international law rules into the legal order of the European Union”, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2011.
  • “The new European Legislation after the Treaty of Lisbon” (with V. Christianos), published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2010, and 2nd revised edition in 2013.
  • “The Judicial Limits of the European Court of Justice within the System of European Governance”, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2009.

Articles and Contributions in Collective Works

  • “The luminosity of a case-law “white dwarf”: an analysis of the CJEU “Achmea” judgment (C-284/16) in light of EU Law”, Arbitration and Mediation, Vol. 2 (2018).
  • “The return of the “Prodigal Son”: Is it lawful for a Member State to revoke the notification for its withdrawal from the EU?”, European Law, Vol. 1 (2019).
  • “Does the principle of the autonomy of the EU legal order allow for a Member State to revoke the notification of its withdrawal from the EU?”, European Law Blog, 31.10.2018,
  • “The Agreement of 18.03.2016 between EU and Turkey: A legal and practical evaluation”, Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaikou Dikaiou, Vol. 36 (2016).
  • “The Passive Form of Judicial Activism: Judicial Self-Restraint while Balancing Fundamental Rights and Public Interest in the Age of Economic Crisis”, European Politeia, Vol. 2 (2015).
  • “The influence of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the case-law of the Greek judge”, Synigoros, Issue 111 (2015).
  • “Review of the EU Court’s judgment in Pringle case (C-370/12) with regard to the European Stability Mechanism and the strict conditionality for the provision of financial assistance to a member state of the Eurozone”, Nomiko Vima, Vol. 61 (2013).
  • “The Treaty of the EU and the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU: Kommentar” (collective work, edited by Prof. V. Christianos), published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2012.
  • “The unilateral termination by Greece of the new Loan Agreement: legal aspects and possible repercussions”, Synigoros, Issue 91 (2012).
  • “Competition Law and State Aid” in “The European Union law through the case-law of the Court of the European Union” (collective work, edited by Prof. V. Christianos), published by Sakkoulas, 2011.
  • “The legislative procedure in the EU after the Lisbon Treaty: Changes and Directions”, Efarmoges Dimosiou Dikaiou, Special Issue of 2011.
  • “Legal aspects of an EU member state’s exit from the Eurozone and / or from the EU in the light of international and EU law”, NomikoVima, Vol. 59 (2011).
  • “Modern tendencies towards a disruption of the bond between the ship’s flag and the applicable law”, Annuaire de Droit Maritime et Océanique, Vol. 29 (2011).
  • “The Harmonization of the Intellectual Property Law at the EU Level: Evolution and Potential”, Episkopisi Emporikou Dikaiou, Issue 4/2010.
  • “A Survey of the Memorandum of Understanding and the Loan Agreement between Greece and the Member States of the Eurozone seen through the lenses of EU Law: Realizations and Criticism”, Chrimatopistotiko Dikaio, Issue 2/2010.
  • “The EU’s Accession in the ECHR after the Treaty of Lisbon: An Approach under the prism of the Autonomy of the EU Legal Order”, Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaikou Dikaiou, Vol. 30 (2010).
  • “Independence Day: The Autonomy of the EU Legal Order after the ECJ’s Kadi Decision”, To Syntagma, Issue 4/2009.
  • “The Budgetary Stability as a Legal Value in the Community Legal Order”, Evropaion Politeia, Issue 1/2009.
  •  “The ECJ judgments Köbler and Traghetti as a landmark in the Court’s case-law», Evropaion Politeia, Issue 2/2007.

Manolis Perakis is currently the Editor-in-Chief of “European Politeia”, a bi-annual journal of European law, public affairs and society published by the European Public Law Organization under the scientific supervision of the Greek Center of European Studies and Research (EKEME) of the EPLO. He is also a member of the Hellenic Association of European Law, the Greek Association of International Law and International Affairs, and of the Association of Greek Commercialists.

Since 2014 he is academic supervisor to the Athens Law School’s student team in the annual “European Law Moot Court Competition”.