Manolis Ev. Perakis

Manolis Ev. Perakis

Manolis Ev. Perakis

Manolis Perakis is Assistant Professor of EU Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Athens. He joined the firm in 2010 and since then 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. Prior to joining the firm, Manolis worked with another Greek law firm on EU, public procurement and competition law cases, assisting in the preparation and filing of law suits before the Court of Justice of the European Union and of complaints before the European Commission. In 2003, Manolis served as trainee in the Cabinet of the Greek judge and President of the Court Mr. Vassilios Skouris.



Athens Law School, LL.B. (2001)

University College London, LL.M. in Public International and European Law (2002)

Athens Law School, PhD in European Union Law (2008)



Greek, English, French and German.




“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 European Union law through the case-law of the Court of the European Union” (collective work, edited by V. Christianos), published by Sakkoulas, 2011
“The new European Legislation after the Treaty of Lisbon” (with V. Christianos), published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2010
“The Judicial Limits of the European Court of Justice within the System of European Governance”, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2009
Selected articles

“The Agreement of 18.03.2016 between EU and Turkey: A legal and practical evaluation”, Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaikou Dikaiou, Vol. 36 (2016), pp. 145-153.
“The non refund of the registration tax collected upon import in Greece of motor vehicles when they are re-exported to another Member State as an obstacle to free movement: Comment on the CJEU’s Judgment on C-402/2014”, Dikaio Epichiriseon kai Etairion, Issue 232 (2016), p. 112 et seq.
“The question of whether the Program for the Greek Bonds’ exchange was realized through exercise of state authority (acta iure imperii) according to EU Law: Comment on the CJEU’s Judgment 226/13”, Chrimatopistotiko Dikaio, Issue 25 (2015), pp. 85-93.
“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), pp. 321-346.
“The influence of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the case-law of the Greek judge”, Synigoros, Issue 111 (2015), p. 35 et seq.
“The Greek judge’s approach on the matter of the constitutionality of the legislation regarding the starting date and the amount of interest in cases of tax return as unduly paid, and the relevant case-law of the CJEU: Comment on the Council of State’s judgments on 2190-2191/2014”, Theoria kai Praksi Dioikitikou Dikaiou, Issue 69 (2014), pp. 777-787.
“The continuous evolution of the Greek judge as a protector of the individuals’ rights, which derive from the EU law”, Synigoros, Issue 99 (2013), p. 32 et seq.
“The Mediation as a Alternative Dispute Resolution Method in EU Law”, Public Law Review, Issues 2-3 (2012-2013), p. 155 et seq.
“The starting date of the interest calculation in the case of the return of tax as undue according to the EU Court’s judgment “C-565/2011 Mariana Irimie” and its effect in the Greek legal order”, Dikaio Epichiriseon kai Etairion, Issue 207 (2013), p. 943 et seq.
“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), p. 572 et seq.
“The practical application of Article 260 TFEU about the imposition of sanctions on member state not conforming with a Court’s decision”, Evropaiki Ekfrasi, Issue 87/2013, pp. 22-25.
“The unilateral termination of the new loan agreement by Greece: the legal aspects of this possibility and its possible repercussions”, Synigoros, Issue 91/2012, pp. 66-69.
“The legislative procedure in the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty: Changes and Directions”, Efarmoges Dimsiou Dikaiou, Special Issue of 2011, pp. 313-344.
“Legal aspects of the exit of a member state from the Eurozone and / or the European Union under the light of international and EU law”, Nomiko Vima, 59 (2011), pp. 2246-2262.
“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), pp. 341-357.
“The return of the General Court to the Kadi case: The first of a new series of important decisions for the courts of the European Union?”, Evropaion Politeia, Issue 3/2010, pp. 639-653.
“The Harmonization of the Intellectual Property Law at the EU Level: Evolution and Potential”, Commercial Law Review, Issue 4/2010, pp. 983-1009
“Modern tendencies towards a disruption of the bond between the ship’s flag and the applicable law”, Maritime Law Review, Vol. 38 (2010), pp. 1-15
“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”, Financial Law, Issue 2/2010, pp. 160-169
“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”, Hellenic Review of European Law, Vol. 30 (2010), pp. 15-27
“Independence Day: The Autonomy of the EU Legal Order after the ECJ’s Kadi Decision”, The Constitution, Issue 4/2009, pp. 919-949
“The Powers of the Court of Justice of the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty”, Sinigoros, December 2009, pp. 62-62
“Thoughts on the filing of a “declaratory opposition” against the enforcement of interim measures which have been automatically turned void according to article 693 of the Civil Procedure Code”, Applications of Civil Law, Vol. 10 (2009), pp. 1043-1050
“The Binding Force of an Unpublished Regulation: Comment on the ECJ’s Decision C-345/06», Evropaion Politeia, Issue 2/ 2009, p. 488-497
“The Budgetary Stability as a Legal Good in the Community Legal Order”, Evropaion Politeia, Issue 1/2009, pp. 115-134.

Greek Association of European Union Law
Association of Greek Commercialists
Greek Association of European and International Law
Arbitrator in the Athens Mediation and Arbitration Organization


Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar since 2003



Manolis Ev. Perakis

Of Counsel


Public law, EU law, civil law, arbitration
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