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Elina (Eleni) Moustaira

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodestrian University of Athens

Born in Nauplia, Greece, 1.2.1961.

Since 1985, member of the Athens Lawyers’ Bar.

1991: PhD in Private International Law – “The Equality of Creditors in International Bankruptcy Law” (“Summa cum laude”).

1990 - 1999: Legal Counsel of the Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law.

1992 - 1996: Professor of Civil Law at the Academy of Military Aviation.

Member of:

  •  the Hellenic Council of Nationality (Ministry of Interior).
  • the Wissenschaftiche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht (seat: Würzburg, Alemania). Participation in the Works of the General Assembly (Tübingen, Regensburg, Heidelberg).
  • the Hellenic section of the International Commission of Civil Status (seat: Strasbourg, France). Participation in the works of the General Assembly (Athens, Strasbourg, Dubrovnik, Madrid, Edinburgh, Krakovia, Munich, Luxemburg, Lodz) and of working groups in Strasbourg and Brussels.
  • the International Law Association (seat: London, England), member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Branch. Participation in the work of the Cultural Heritage Law Committee (Paris, The Hague, London).
  • the International Academy of Comparative Law (seat: Paris, France). Participation in the works of the General Assembly (Paris, France).
  • the World Society of Mixed Jurisdictions Jurists (seat: New Orleans, USA). Participation in the Congress in New Orleans, November 2008, for the 200 years of the first Civil Code of Louisiana.
  • the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cultural Property (seat: New York, USA).
  • the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Society for Technology and Construction Law (seat: Athens). Participation in the Conference and in the European Society of Construction Law Presidents’ meeting in Liège, Belgium, October 2012.
  • various other Hellenic juridical associations.

Foreign Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese.

Other academic activities:

  • Papers in Law Congresses, in Greece and abroad: England (London, Bristol), Spain (Madrid, Granada), France (Strasbourg, Paris), Italy (Salerno, Milan), USA (UMass Amherst), Belgium (Brussels), Austria (Vienna).
  • Teaching 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.
  • Delegate of Greece:
    • at sessions in Brussels (automn 1995) of the Experts’ Group on the Convention for the Insolvency Proceedings
    • at the UNIDROIT Governmental Experts Conference (Rome, 2000), at the Diplomatic Conferences (Cape Town, 2001, Luxembourg, 2007) at the working groups (Rome and Berlin, 2008).
    • at the UNCITRAL General Assembly (New York, June-July 2008).
    • at the Conference of the Member States of the United Nations (Vienna, 2009).
    • Research in Law Libraries, in Germany (Munich University, Humboldt University, Bundesjustizministerium, Berlin), France (Strasbourg University Robert Schumann), The Netherlands (The Hague Academy of International Law).
    • Participation in various research projects, financed by the European Community, and undertaken by the Asser Institut, The Hague/Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, the Research Institute of Procedural Law Studies, Greece.


7 books (in greek):

  • The equality of creditors in international bankruptcy law, Athens–Komotini 1992 (PhD).
  • Forum Non Conveniens. The equity in the frame of legality, Athens-Komotini 1995.
  • The evolution of private international law in United States of America. Tradition – Revolution – Counter-revolution, Athens 1996.
  • Milestones in the Course of Comparative Law. Thesis and Antithesis, Athens – Komotini 2003.Comparative Law. University Courses, Athens – Komotini 2004.
  • Relation of Law and Art, Athens – Komotini 2006.
  • Comparative Law and Cultural Objects, Athens 2012.

Sixty (60) articles. About 10 commentaries on courts’ decisions, about 20 book reviews, in greek and foreign law journals.

University Courses:

Undergraduate studies: Comparative law, Law of International Transactions, Law of International Transactions: Foreign students – program Erasmus/Socrates

Postgraduate studies: Comparative Law, Law of International Transactions, Specific Issues of International Procedural Law

Free seminar: Relation of Law and Art