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Professor of Civil Law

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Paraskevi Paparseniou is a Professor of Civil Law at the University of Athens, Faculty of Law and has been an Attorney at Law since 1990. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Athens, (1988) and her postgraduate studies at the University of Hannover, Faculty of Law (1990). She obtained her PhD at the University of Athens (1994) submitting her PhD thesis on «Financial Leasing – A critical analysis in the light of liability for defects».

Her main research areas apart from Civil Law include European Private Law, Consumer Protection Law and Copyright Law. She was a member of a Study Group financed by the European Commission and supported by the Faculty of Law of the University of Bielefeld which was involved in the «Annotated Compendium including a comparative analysis of the Community Consumer Acquis» (2005-2006). She was a member of the Board of Trustees of ERA Academy of European Law in Trier, Germany (2012-2015).  She frequently visits Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich) as well as the Law Faculty of the University of Munich (LMU) to pursue research work.

Paraskevi Paparseniou teaches General Principles of Civil Law, Contract Law, Inheritance Law and Advanced Lessons of Civil Law in the undergraduate course of studies and European Private Law as well as Consumer Protection Law in the postgraduate course of studies. She is the author of five principal monographs mainly concerning areas of European Contract Law and Copyright Law and of numerous articles published in law journals and collective works in Greek, German and English.  


1. Books

  • Monetary Obligations especially in foreign currency, (in Greek, P. N. Sakkoulas, 2020)
  • Right of communication to the public of works, (in Greek, P.N. Sakkoulas, 2015)
  • Griechisches Verbrauchervertragsrecht – Eine Untersuchung vor dem Hintergrund des Gemeinschaftsprivatrechts, (in German, Sellier European Law Publishers, 2008)
  • Directives and the rights of individuals – An example: The time-sharing contract, (in Greek, Ant. N. Sakkoulas, 2002)
  • Financial Leasing, A critical analysis in the light of liability for defects, (in Greek, P.N. Sakkoulas, 1994) 

2. Articles and Contributions in Collective Works

  • Product liability, Some thoughts about the decision of Areopag 1359/2018, Chronicles of Private Law2019, pp.312-316 (in Greek)
  • Der Schutz des Fremdwährungsdarlehensnehmers nach der Rechtsprechung des EuGH, WM 2018, pp.1730-1738 (in German)
  • The need for transparency in the relationship between the collective management organisations and the users according to Directive 2014/26/EU, Media and Communication Law 2017, pp.17-27 (in Greek)
  • Die öffentliche Wiedergabe des Werkes nach der Rechtsprechung des EuGH, GRUR Int 2016, pp.225-232 (in German)
  • Unfair Contract Terms – A theoretical and jurisprudential approach in the Honorary Volume to Michalis Stathopoulos, Volume II, 2010, pp.2097-2122 (in Greek)
  • Der Verbrauchsgüterkauf unter bevorstehender Reform: Streitfragen im Hinblick auf den Richtlinienvorschlag über die Rechte der Verbraucher, GPR 2009, pp.275-283 (in German)
  • Das Transparenzgebot bei nicht im Einzelnen ausgehandelten Vertragsbedingungen griechischer Verbraucherverträge, in Riesenhuber Karl/Karakostas Ioannis (Hrsg), Inhaltskontrolle im nationalen und Europäischen Privatrecht, Schriften zum Europäischen und Internationalen Privat-, Bank- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Band 33, De Gruyter Recht, Berlin 2009, pp.155-167 (in German)
  • The Legal Rights of the Consumer in Cases of Lack of Conformity of Goods with the Sale Contract and His/Her Contractual Rights According to Guarantee Statements in: The Yearbook of Consumer Law 2008, Edited by Christian Twigg-Flesner, University of Hull, Deborah Parry, Independent Consultant on Consumer Law, Hull, Geraint Howells, University of Lancaster, Annette Nordhausen, University of Manchester, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2007, pp. 257-270 (in English).



Paraskevi Paparseniou has been a member of various legislative committees. She is currently a member of the Legislative Committee for the implementation of the Directive 2019/770/EU on the supply of digital content and digital services and of the Directive 2019/771/EU on certain aspects concerning the sale of goods into Greek Law. She is also a member of the Central Committee of Codification, which was established according to Law 4622/2019.

She is a member of the Athens Bar Association. She acts as a consultant on private law issues representing individuals, legal entities, NGO’s, and consumer associations.