Law School 

Professor of Comparative Law
Contact details

Akademias 45 (4th floor), 10672 Athens | Email: emoustai[at]law.uoa[dot]gr


She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Athens, Faculty of Law, in 1983.

1991: PhD at the University of Athens, Faculty of Law (State scholarship for 3 years) – “The Equality of Creditors in International Bankruptcy Law” (“Summa cum laude”).

Her areas of interest are: Comparative Law, Comparative Private International Law, International Procedural Law, International Insolvency Law, Law and Art.

Currently taught courses:

  • a) Comparative Law, b) International Business Transactions (undergraduate students)
  • a) Comparative Legal Cultures, b) Comparative Private International Law, c) Specific subjects of Comparative Law, d) Law and Art (Master’s studies)

She supervises 8 doctoral students.

She speaks fluently English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Greek (mother tongue).

She is the author of 10 books and of more than 100 articles (and chapters in collective books, commentaries on courts’ decisions, book reviews).

She has presented papers at Law Congresses, abroad (Madrid, Granada, Brussels, London, Bristol, Salerno, Amherst, Nicosia, Seoul, Limerick, Kiel, Rome, Gdansk, Oxford, Seville) and in Greece.

She has given courses and seminars at the Universities of Strasbourg, France and Osaka, Japan and at the European Institute of Public Administration, Luxembourg, as well as at the University of Athens, Greece, for foreign students or professionals.



  1. International Insolvency Law. National Laws and International Texts, Springer Verlag, 2019.
  2. Art Collections, Private and Public. A Comparative Legal Study, Springer Verlag, 2015.
  3. Juridical influences in the frame of Comparative Law (in Greek), Sakkoulas Publications, Athens - Thessaloniki 2013.
  4. Comparative Law and Cultural Objects (in Greek), Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens 2012.
  5. Relation of Law and Art (in Greek), Ant.N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens – Komotini 2006 (2nd ed. 2019)
  6. Comparative Law. University Courses (in Greek), Ant.N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens – Komotini 2004/ Comparative Law (in Greek), Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens 2012.
  7. Milestones in the Course of Comparative Law. Thesis and Antithesis (in Greek), Ant.N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens – Komotini 2003.
  8. The evolution of private international law in United States of America. Tradition – Revolution – Counter-revolution (in Greek), Athens 1996 (2nd ed. 2019).
  9. Forum Non Conveniens. The equity in the frame of legality (in Greek), Ant.N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens – Komotini 1995.
  10.  The equality of creditors in international bankruptcy law (in Greek), Ant.N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Athens – Komotini 1992 (PhD).


(and chapters in collective books, commentaries on courts’ decisions, book reviews)

More than 100.


Since 2018: Member elected of the Deanship of the Faculty of Law.

Director of Postgraduate Studies in “Private International Law, International Transactions and Comparative Legal Studies”.

Member of the Hellenic Council of Nationality, Ministry of Interior (2000-2013), member of Committees at the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice.

Member elected of the Supreme Specific Court (2020-2021)

Member of the following Law Associations:

-International Law Association (Vice President of the Hellenic Branch) http://www.ila-hq.org/, and specifically of the Cultural Heritage Law Committee until its dissolution, in 2016, after 28 years – seat: London. Participation in works of the Committee in Paris, The Hague, London, Naestved (Denmark), as well as in the General Assembly in Washington DC, in 2014. At the General Assembly in Johannesburg, in 2016, I was co-raporteur for my Committee, although I did not go for personal reasons. Recently I was elected member of the new Committee on Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance.

-Wissenschaftiche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht http://www.zivilprozessrechtslehrer-international.de/ – seat: Würzburg, Germany. Participation in the General Assemblies and Congresses, in Athens, Tübingen, Regensburg, Heidelberg, Passau & Linz, Luxembourg, Hamburg.

-Commission Internationale de l’Etat Civil, Hellenic Section http://www.ciec1.org/ – seat: Strasbourg. Participation in General Assemblies in Athens, Strasbourg, Dubrovnik, Madrid, Edinburgh, Krakow, Munich, Luxembourg, Lodz as well as in work groups in Strasbourg and Brussels.

-International Academy of Comparative Law http://www.iuscomparatum.org/AIDC  – seat: Paris. Participation in General Assemblies in Paris, and in several of its Congresses, with national reports.

-International Association of Legal Science. Since 2019, President of the Greek Committee. Participation in Executive Committee Board and Congress in Maastricht, September 2019.

-Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato (SIRD) http://www.sirdcomp.it/ . I have also been elected “Amica della SIRD per la Grecia”. Participation in the General Assembly of November 2019, in Firenze.

-World Society of Mixed Jurisdictions Jurists http://www.mixedjurisdiction.org/ – seat: New Orleans. Participation in the Congress in New Orleans, 19-22 November 2008, for the 200 years from Louisiana’s 1st Civil Code (1808).

-Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cultural Property http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JCP. Participation in the Editorial Board’s Meeting and in Symposium in Stanford Law School, 7-8 November 2013, in honour of John Henry Merryman, Sweitzer Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Art, Emeritus, Stanford University.

-Deutsche Vereinigung der Zivilprozessrechtslehrer http://www.zivilprozessrechtslehrer.de/  - seat: Regensburg. Participation in its Congresses, in Freiburg (2014), in Basel (2018), in Leipzig (2020).

-Juris Diversitas, http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.gr/ . Seat: Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne-Dorigny, Switzerland. Participation in General Assembly and Congress, in Limerick, Ireland (2015).

-Board of Directors of the Hellenic Society for Technology and Construction Law http://www.emediteka.org. Participation in the annual meetings of Presidents of the National Associations - members of the European Association of Construction Law http://www.escl.org/ and in Congresses, in Liège, Paris, Milan.

-and various other Foreign and Hellenic Law Associations.

She has been Delegate of Greece:

  • at sessions in Brussels (autumn 1995) of the Experts’ Group on the Convention for the Insolvency proceedings, of the European Union.
  • at the UNIDROIT-ICAO 3rd Governmental Experts’ Conference in Rome (20-31.3.2000), 
  • at the Diplomatic Conference for the adoption of the Cape Town Convention/Aircraft Protocol UNIDROIT-ICAO in Cape Town (29.10-16.11.2001),
  • at the Diplomatic Conference for the adoption of the Rail Rolling Stock Protocol UNIDROIT-OTIF in Luxembourg (12-23.2.2007),
  • at the UNIDROIT Rail Preparatory Commission (Rome, 12-14.4.2008) for the Establishment of an International Registry,
  • at the UNIDROIT Steering Committee (Berlin, 7-9.5.2008) regarding the preliminary draft Space Assets Protocol,
  • at the UNCITRAL General Assembly in New York (30.6-3.7.2008),
  • at the Conference of the UN Member States (Vienna, 11-13.5.2009) for the Convention against Corruption.