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Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou



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PhD in Law (University of Leicester, 2008)

LL.M. in European and International Trade Law (University of Leicester, 1997)

Maîtrise de Droit Privé (First Class LLB, 4 years) (University of Paris, 1996)

BA in Linguistics, International Legal Section (4 years) (Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction, Institut Catholique de Paris, 1996).

PGCert of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Central Lancashire, 2015)

Certified Mediator, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce (2017)

PECB Certified Data Protection Officer (GDPR) (2018)

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme, Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni (2019)


Employment Track

Professor, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (July 2017 – to date)

Associate Professor, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (September 2015 – June 2017)

Assistant Professor, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (September 2012 – August 2015)

Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire, UK (September 2013 – January 2016)

Special Researcher, University of Nicosia (February 2002 – August 2012)

Adjunct Faculty, Law Department, University of Cyprus (January – April 2009)

Legal Consultant, Andreas Neocleous & Co (October 1997 – January 2002)


Memberships (Academic/Professional) (selective)

Academic Associations

  • Higher Education Academy, UK (Fellow) (current)
  • European Law Institute, Brussels (Fellow) (current)
  • The University Association for Contemporary European Studies, UK (current)
  • Society of Legal Scholars, UK (member) (current)
  • Academic Network on the European Social Charter and Social Rights (current)


Professional Organisations/Associations/Non-profit organisations

Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM) (Founding member and Director)

Cyprus Chamber of Commerce (KEBE) (member, current)

Cyprus Association for the European Law (branch of FiDE, International Federation for European Law) (Board Member) (current)

Investment Migration Council (IMC), Geneva (member) (2016-2019)

Cyprus Chapter of the Centre Européen d’Arbitrage et de Médiation (Founding member; Vice Chairwoman since June 2018)

Cyprus Marine Club (member, current)


Collaborative Networks (current)                                                   Title

Global Access to Justice project (2019- to date)

http://globalaccesstojustice.com/local-researchers/           Lead National Expert


Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD),

Council of Europe (July 2018-2019)                                              Legal Expert



Network of Constitutional Experts (ERC grant; 2014-17)           National Expert



Network of National Experts (EEA funded project; 2015-20)    National Reporter



Research Interests

  1. EU/EMU withdrawal; BREXIT negotiations and implications on the EU, the Republic of Cyprus, the SBAs, the UK, and the Mediterranean region;
  2. European integration; EU external relations;
  3. EU economic and financial governance;
  4. Fundamental rights and principles; Socio-economic rights in times of crisis; Fundamental rights in new technologies (data protection, privacy);
  5. EU Internal Market Law; Four Freedoms;
  6. Fundamental rights/freedoms in International and EU Law;
  7. EU and national Constitutional Law; application of EU law in Cyprus; constitutional rights;
  8. EU citizenship, free movement of persons and the scope of EU law in Cyprus and beyond;
  9. The uniformisation of European Private Law; conflict of laws in Cyprus; international trade and economic law in Cyprus;
  10. Effective judicial protection, rule of law, judicial independence.
  11. Interdisciplinary research: Artificial Intelligence, big data and human rights; compliance; dispute resolution; ethics; gender studies.


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership (selective)

  • Course Leader: Master of Laws (LLM) (2015 – 2018)
  • Course Leader: Master of Arts (MA) in Security and Diplomacy Studies (2016 –2018)
  • Module leader on the LLB (2014-16): EU Law; EU Business Law
  • Module leader on the LLM (2014-16): EU Constitutional Law and Governance; EU Business Law; Advanced Legal Systems; EU Economic and Financial Governance;
  • Module leader on the LLM (2013-2017): Advanced Legal Research; LLM Dissertation
  • Module coordinator on the LLB with multiple tutors for Cyprus law modules (2013-2015)
  • Academic advisor (over 30 academic advisees – 2012-2017).


Administrative Roles (selective)

  • School level, UCLan Cyprus:
    • Head (2016-to date);
    • Chair of the LLM Dissertation Committee (2014-to date);
    • Chair of Staff-Student Liaison Committee (2016-to date);
    • Chair of School Council (2016-to date);
    • Chair of School Quality Assurance Committee.


  • University level (UCLan Cyprus):
    • Chair of Research and Innovation Committee (RIC) (2019-);
    • Chair of UCLan Cyprus Research Sub-committee of RIC (2015-2019);
    • Chair of UClan Cyprus Quality Assurance Committee (ASQAC) (2016-2019);
    • Member of the Executive Committee (2018-to date)
    • Member of Senior Academic Management Team (2015-to date);
    • Member of Senate (2014-to date);
    • Lead of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Mentoring Team (2015-17);
    • Director of Postgraduate Research, Research and Innovation Committee (RIC) (2015-16);
    • Member of Teaching and Learning enhancement initiative, School Lead (2014-16);
    • Erasmus Committee, UCLan Cyprus (2015-2018);


  • University level (UCLan, Preston, UK)
    • Lancashire Law School Research Executive Group (2016-to date);
    • Member of ASQAC (2016-2019);
    • Member of RIC (2019-to date)
    • Member of University Research Exercise Framework (REF) committee for Law and University Steering Committee (2018-to date).



Nominated for the Distinguished Researcher Award 2016 and 2019, Cyprus Research Promotion

2017: Endorsed by international organisations for membership of the UK Research Exercise Framework 2021, at panel (Social Sciences and Humanities) and sub-panel level (Law).


Academic Appointments

Research AssociateEuropean Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance (EURO-CEFG) of the Universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam, the Netherlands (Dec 2017 – to date)

Associate Member, Centre for Research on International and European Law, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris (Oct 2014 – to date)


Editorial work

Editorial Board member, Journal of Responsible Technology, Elsevier (2020-to date)

Editor of the Jean Monnet Module Working Paper Series (JMMWP), School of Law, UCLan Cyprus (2014-17)

Cyprus and European Law Review/Επιθεωρηση Κυπριακου & Ευρωπαικου Δικαιου (Δικαιονομία Νομικές Εκδόσεις) ISSN-977-14503239 (2009-2011)

Member of the editorial board of Revue de Fiscalité Européenne – Droit International des Affaires, Les Cahiers Fiscaux Européens (eds.), Nice and Brussels (2006-2010)

Reviewer for the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review, European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, Yearbook of European Law, International Journal of Human Rights


Advisory Board Member

Member of the Advisory Board for the Masters of Security and Strategic Studies at the American University in the Emirates (2017-2018), Dubai, UAE (upon invitation)

International Academic and Industry Advisory Board of Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation and Technology Centre of Excellence – MaRITeC-X (December 2017-) (upon invitation), Cyprus http://www.maritec-x.eu/

Member of the Advisory Board, Strategy International https://strategyinternational.org/ (August 2018-) (upon invitation)


Selective Publications 

Books (internationally published, peer reviewed)

  1. Laulhé Shaelou,The EU and Cyprus: principles and strategies of full integration (vol. 3, Studies in EU External Relations, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, 2010) (ISBN 978-90-04-17619-5) (400 pages;150,000 words)
  2. Emilianides, S. Laulhé Shaelou, A.Solomou, International Encyclopedia of Private International Law – Cyprus (Kluwer Law International, 2015) (50,000 words)
  3. Laulhé Shaelou, D. Christofi and N. Agapiou, International Encyclopedia of Commercial and Economic Law – Cyprus (Kluwer Law International, 2020) (forthcoming)

Chapters in Books (internationally published, edited)

  1. Kombos and S. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The Cypriot Constitution under the Impact of EU law: An Asymmetrical Formation’ in A. Albi and S. Bardutzky (eds.), National constitutions in European and global governance: democracy, rights and the rule of law (Asser Press, 2019) 1373-1432 (29,000 words)

Open access book https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789462652729

  1. Laulhé Shaelou and K. Kalaitzaki, ‘The effectiveness and application of EU Law by national courts: towards an internalisation of EU Law in Cyprus’ in C. Franklin (ed.), The effectiveness and application of EU and EEA Law in national courts (Intersentia, 2018) 495-524 (20,000 words)
  2. Laulhé Shaelou and K. Kalaitzaki, ‘The application of the EU Charter in Cyprus’ in L. Burgorgue-Larsen (ed.), The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights seized by the national judges/La Charte des Droits Fondamentaux de l’Union Européenne saisie par les judges en Europe (Pedone, 2017) 211-260 (bilingual) (20,000 words)
  3. Athanassiou and S. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘EU Citizenship and its relevance to EU exit and secession’ in D. Kochenov (ed.), EU Citizenship and Federalism: the role of rights (Cambridge University Press, 2017) 731-50 (10,000 words) http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/16823/ https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2808420 https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2808420

Launched at the Court of Justice of the European Union, November 2017

  1. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘On the edge of good neighbourliness in EU law: lessons from Cyprus’ in D. Kochenov & E. Basheska (eds.), The principle of good neighbourly relations in the European legal context (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2015) (184-213; 14,000 words). http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/13111/
  2. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘Market governance and European private law in the global financial downturn: “And the story goes on”…’, in F. Snyder, A. Sonntag and W. Shen (eds.), The ‘visible hand’: European and global perspectives on financial market regulation and economic governance (Bruylant, Brussels, 2011) (pp. 227-253; 13,000 words)
  3. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘« Nous les peuples ». L’identité constitutionnelle dans les nouveaux états membres de l’Union européenne après Lisbonne’ in L. Burgogue-Larsen (ed.), L’identité constitutionnelle saisie par les juges en Europe (Pedone, Paris, 2011) (pp. 133-152 ; 10,000 words)
  4. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The principle of territorial exclusion in the EU: SBAs in Cyprus – a special case of sui generis territories in the EU’ in D. Kochenov (ed.), EU Law of the Overseas: Outermost Regions, Associated Overseas Countries and Territories, Territories Sui Generis (Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 2011) (pp.153-175; 15,000 words)
  5. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘Back to reality’: the implications of EU membership in the constitutional legal order of Cyprus’ in A. Lazowski, (ed.) Brave new world: application of EU law in the new member states (T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, 2010) (pp.471-502; 17,000 words)
  6. Laulhé Shaelou, S. Stylianou & K. Anastasiou, ‘Cyprus’ in W. Faber & B. Lurger, (eds.) National Reports on the transfer of movables in Europe (vol. 2, European Legal Studies, Sellier-European law publishers, Munich, 2009) (pp. 481-623; 55,000 words)


Journal Articles/Working Papers

  1. Laulhé Shaelou and K. Kalaitzaki, ‘Cyprus’ Investment Programme: the (ir)rationale behind its construction in times of crises’ (Investment Migration Research Papers, forthcoming)
  2. Laulhé Shaelou and A. Karatzia, ‘Some preliminary thoughts on the Cyprus bail-in litigation: A commentary on Mallis and Ledra’ (2018) 43(2) European Law Review 249 http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/21292/
  3. Athanassiou P. and S. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘EU accession from within? An introduction’ (2014) 33(1) Yearbook of European Law 335-384 (OUP) (pp. 335-384; 28,000 words) (Open access publication from OUP (free) https://doi.org/10.1093/yel/yeu002

Cited by the Central Library of the Council of the European Union

  1. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The territorial exclusion in the EU, sui generis territories and the British bases in Cyprus: a special case’, (2012) Cyprus Yearbook of International Law (pp. 73-110; 17,000 words)
  2. Laulhé Shaelou,EU governance, markets and the economic and financial crisis’, (2012) 5(4) International Journal of Private Law 373 (Inderscience) (pp.373-389; 10,000 words)
  3. Laulhé Shaelou, (‘Market Freedoms, EU fundamental rights and public order: views from Cyprus’, (2011) 30(1) Yearbook of European Law 298 (OUP) (pp. 298-357; 35,000 words)* (total downloads: 755 until July 2016) https://doi.org/10.1093/yel/yer017
  4. Laulhé Shaelou, ‘The European Court of Justice and the Anastasiou saga: principles of Europeanisation through economic governance’ (2007) 18(3) European Business Law Review 619 (Kluwer Law International) (pp.619-639; 10,000 words)


 Book Reviews

  1. Laulhé Shaelou, book review of D. Kochenov & F. Amtenbrink (eds.), The EU’s shaping of the international legal order(Cambridge University Press, 2014) (2015) 34(1) Yearbook of European Law 379 (OUP) http://yel.oxfordjournals.org/content/current#BookReviews
  2. Laulhé Shaelou, book review of N. Skoutaris, The Cyprus issue.  The four freedoms in a member state under siege(Hart, 2011), (2011) 48(6) Common Market Law Review 2117 (Kluwer Law International)
  3. Laulhé Shaelou, book review of A. Sepos, The Europeanisation of Cyprus(Palgrave, 2009), (2012) Cyprus Yearbook of International Law171
  4. Laulhé Shaelou, book review of P. Van Elsuwege, From Soviet Republics to EU Member States: a Legal and Political Assessment of the Baltic States’ Accession to the EU(SEUR, vol 2, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008), (10/2009) Cyprus and European Law Review 843
  5. Laulhé Shaelou, book review of K. Agapiou-Josephides and J. Rossetto, Chypre dans l’Union européenne(Bruylant, Belgium 2006) (2007) 44 Common Market Law Review1202

Reports, Policy papers, Handbooks


  1. S. Laulhé Shaelou and J. Veraldi, Report on the appointment of Advocate Generals at the Court of Justice of the European Union (unpublished at present, 2020)
  2. A. Rodriges, A. Panagiotopoulos, B. Lundgren, S. Laulhé Shaelou, A. Grant, Regulatory options for AI and big data (Sherpa project of Smart Information Systems, Horizon 2020, 2020) https://dmu.figshare.com/articles/D3_3_Report_on_regulatory_options/11618211
  3. A. Andreou, S. Laulhé Shaelou, Doris Schroeder, Current Human Rights Frameworks (Sherpa project of Smart Information Systems, Horizon 2020, 2019) https://doi.org/10.21253/DMU.8181827
  4. Handbook on Social Mediation in the Community (2018) by ICLAIM https://www.social-mediation.org/handbook/ (Supervisor)
  5. S. Laulhé Shaelou, Higher Education in Cyprus before and after accession: legal and financial prospects, Policy Paper 1/2004, Research and Development Center, Intercollege, Nicosia, September 2004 (50,000 words).


Newspaper/Newsletter/e-Articles/Blog pieces (selection)


  1. Athanassiou and S. Laulhé Shaelou, The ‘internal’ enlargement of the EU – is it possible? http://blog.oup.com/2014/05/internal-enlargement-of-european-union-legal-possibility/


(in Greek, 2018) https://inbusinessnews.reporter.com.cy/opinions/article/191248/enallaktiki-epilysi-astikon-diaforon-stin-kypriaki-dimokratia (with Dr. Nevi Agapiou)


Multiple interviews in newspapers, magazines and radio shows in Cyprus and abroad. See e.g. Brexit https://www.facebook.com/notes/uclan-cyprus/interview-st%C3%A9phanie-laulh%C3%A9-shaelou-head-of-the-school-of-law-of-uclan-cyprus-and/1696048307084162/,

Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights http://www.goldnews.com.cy/en/opinion/artificial-intelligence-and-human-rights,

Higher education https://inbusinessnews.reporter.com.cy/business/services/article/224341/uclan-cyprus-to-74-ton-apofoiton-apascholeitai-amesa-me-ton-tomea-spoydon-toy?fbclid=IwAR0vwgA4QowwlzlLYlCVCr_Ra_gmPBtZx87h1SnXGLn9gTagsQlP9uA1sV0

Issues of wider societal interest  https://www.facebook.com/SaskiaUnreserved/videos/332235441008243/UzpfSTEwMDAxMDQ2MjQ1NzkxMjo4ODE4Mzc0NTIxNzQ5OTU/?id=100010462457912


Conference Proceedings (refereed) (selection)


  1. S. Laulhé Shaelou and K. Kalaitzaki, ‘Cyprus Report’ in The new EU data protection regime (FIDE XXIX Congress Proceedings, The Hague, 2020) (forthcoming, open access) http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/29817/


  1. S. Laulhé Shaelou and P. Athanassiou, ‘Cyprus Report’ in G. Bàndi et al, European Banking Union (Congress Proceedings, Vol. 1, Wolters Kluwer, 2016) 269-297 (available as ebook and hard copy). http://clok.uclan.ac.uk/16711/


Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

Invited Speaker/Keynote speeches (selection)

  1. ‘The application of the Brussels Regulation in Cyprus across the Dividing Line’ delivered during the DG Justice funded programme EU-EN4s consortium meeting at UCLan Cyprus, 23-4 January 2020
  2. ‘Legal framework of data protection in the EU and Cyprus: Overview of case law on fundamental rights’ delivered at the UCLan Cyprus School of Law CPD training on Legal Issues and Practical Approaches for Emerging Technologies: Expert insights into real risks and multiplying opportunities, 3rd training on ‘Recent developments in Data protection regulation’, held in Nicosia, 15 January 2020 (2 CPD hours)
  3. Invited speaker at ‘Lessons from Brexit – Internal reflections’, Brexit Plenary at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 3-6 September 2019
  4. ‘Of bits and pieces of EU Law in territories. The many shades of European integration’, invited paper at CERiM Conference, Beyond EU ‘Membership’? Current issues and future perspectives’, held at the University of Maastricht, 23-4 May 2019 (externally funded)
  5. ‘The principles of legitimate expectations, non-retroactivity, property rights and proportionality in the Cypriot sugar market cases’, paper presented at the ERC closing conference on ‘The role of national constitutions in European and global governance’, University of Kent, London, 26-7 November 2018 (externally funded)
  6. ‘Citizens’ rights and social rights: the routes for UK citizens in Cyprus’, paper presented at the conference entitled ‘Brexit and its implications for Cyprus’ organised by PRIO Cyprus Centre, the University of East Anglia and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Cyprus Office, Nicosia, 9 November 2018
  7. ‘Some fundamental rights challenges in Smart Information Systems through key technical drivers: Big Data and AI under SHERPA’, Public workshop, Journalist House, Brussels, 4 May 2018 (externally funded)
  8. ‘EU citizenship and EU withdrawal’, paper presented at the conference entitled ‘EU Citizenship, Federalism and Rights’ held at the Court of Justice of the European Union/University of Luxembourg, 17-18 November 2017, and organised by the Amicale des Référendaires de la Cour de Justice de l’UE, the University of Luxembourg and the University of Groningen (externally funded)
  9. ‘A Critical Look at the Cypriot Citizenship by Investment Programme’, paper delivered at the 2nd Annual Academic Investment Migration Seminar: ‘The state of the investment migration field’, organised by the Investment Migration Council, SOAS and the University of Groningen, 5 June 2017, Geneva (externally funded)
  10. ‘Selling or renting citizenship? The case of the Cypriot investment citizenship programme’, paper delivered at a Conference entitled ‘Investment migration: making sense of the trend’ organised by the Investment Migration Council, the Graduate Institute Geneva, the Global Migration Centre and the University of Groningen, 5 June 2016, Geneva (externally funded)
  11. ‘Europeanisation as legal integration? Ten years after the Big Bang enlargement’, key note speech delivered at a conference entitled ‘New perspectives in European Studies: Europeanisation in the EU and the Neighbourhood’ at the Queen’s University Belfast, Faculty of Political Sciences, 6-7 March 2015 (externally funded)
  12. ‘Legitimate expectations, property rights and proportionality in the Cypriot sugar market cases’, paper delivered at a work in progress ERC seminar entitled ‘Assessing the EU’s responsiveness to constitutional rights: data retention, arrest warrants and beyond’, University of Kent, UK, 28-29 August 2014 (externally funded)
  13. ‘EU Citizenship and State secession’, paper delivered at a conference entitled ‘The right to have what rights? EU Citizenship’s role reconsidered’ held at the University of Oslo, Norway, 13-14 September 2013
  14. ‘The EU in crisis : myths and realities’, paper delivered at a seminar entitled ‘Cyprus in the eye of the storm : legal implications of the economic and financial crisis’ organised jointly by the Law School of UCLan Cyprus, the international law department of MGIMO University, Moscow, and Vassiliades & Co LLC, held at UCLan Cyprus, 27 June 2013
  15. ‘The outer-limits of the principle of good neighbourliness in EU law’, paper delivered at a conference entitled ‘The principle of good neighbourly relations in Europe: theory and practice’ held at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 8 March 2013 (externally funded)
  16. ‘L’identité constitutionnelle dans la jurisprudence constitutionnelle des nouveaux pays membres de l’Union européenne’, speech delivered at a conference on the topic of the judicial perception of national identity in Europe (‘L’identité constitutionnelle saisie par les juges en Europe’) at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, Centre for Research on International and European Law, La Sorbonne, Paris, 3 December 2010 (externally funded)
  17. ‘Cyprus in the EU: a few comments’, lecture for the LLM in Advanced European Law, University of Ghent, Belgium, 29 November 2010 (externally funded)
  18. ‘Territorialities in the EU Treaties and the ratione loci/materiae/personae scope of European law: the UK experience’, lecture for the LLM in European Law by distance learning, School of Law, University of Leicester, residential seminar, 20 March 2010 (externally funded)
  19. ‘The European integration of Cyprus: a different instance of differentiation within the EU legal order?’, lecture for the LLM in European Law by distance learning, School of Law, University of Leicester, residential seminar (Nottingham), 14 November 2008 (externally funded)
  20. ‘The external trade relations in the Anastasiou saga: lessons to be learned from the Internal Market?’ CELI (Centre for European Law and Integration), staff seminar, School of Law, Faculty of Leicester, 12 November 2008 (externally funded)


Papers/Panels presented for conferences, symposiums and seminars (selection)

  1. ‘Designing democracies in post-conflict societies – Historical and legal perspectives’ (Panel I) and ‘Designing democracies in post-conflict societies – Theoretical and empirical aspects’ (Panel II), panels presented at the International Political Science Association (IPSA) colloquium RC14, RC28, RC13: Democratisation and constitutional design in divided societies, University of Cyprus, 24-7 June 2017 (panel organisation, chairman and/or discussant).
  2. ‘Access of citizens to justice and effective judicial protection in Europe’, pre-organised panels presented at the UACES annual Conference in Cork, Ireland, 1-3 September 2014 (see http://www.uaces.org/events/conferences/cork/) (panel organisation, chairman and/or discussant).
  3. ‘Withdrawal from the EU and/or from the EMU – current considerations’, pre-organised panel presented at the UACES 2013 annual conference held at the University of Leeds on 1-4 September 2013 (see http://uaces.org/events/conferences/leeds/) (panel organisation, chairman and/or discussant).
  4. ‘The development of economic governance in the EU in the context of the global financial downturn: in search for a legal basis?’, paper presented at the 8thInternational Workshop for Young Scholars (WISH) bilingual conference held at the ESSCA Graduate School of Management, Angers, France,26-7 February 2010.
  5. ‘The ‘re-institutionalisation’ of the principle of territorial exclusion in the EU: the case of the SBAs in Cyprus’, paper presented at a conference “On bits of Europe everywhere: overseas possessions of the EU member states in the legal-political context of European law” held at the University of Groningen, 14-15 December 2009.

Introductory Sessions – Chairing – Discussant (selection)

  1. Symposium, ‘Intellectual Property and Open Data. Emerging Trends and their implications for Cyprus’, held with the support of the Intellectual and Industrial Property Section, Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, Republic of Cyprus, 25 February 2020 at UCLan Cyprus campus (Organiser, Welcome and Chair)
  2. 3rd Shipping Symposium ‘The modern challenges of Shipping in Cyprus. Technical and legal trends in Smart Shipping’, held under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Shipping, Republic of Cyprus, and sponsored by the Hellenic Bank, Limassol, 13 February 2020 (Organiser, Welcome and Chair) (2 CPD hours)
  3. Educational exhibition, ‘Let me be myself. The life story of Anne Frank’, organised with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Cyprus and the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, at UCLan Cyprus campus, 3-14 February 2020 (Organiser)
  4. UCLan Cyprus School of Law CPD training on Legal Issues and Practical Approaches for Emerging Technologies: Expert insights into real risks and multiplying opportunities, 3rd training on ‘Recent developments in Data protection regulation’, held in Nicosia, 15 January 2020 (Co-organiser, Welcome and Chair) (6 CPD hours)
  5. Human Rights Days 2019 at UCLan Cyprus, series of events including a photo exhibition ‘Trauma, Healing and Hope’ of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cyprus, launched on 5 December 2019 (Co-organiser and Welcome)
  6. Human Rights Education in context’, Conference, September 2019 (Welcome)
  7. The Cyprus Legal Conference, IMH Conference, Nicosia, 10 September 2019 (Chair and Moderator) (CPD hours)
  8. PGR Conference, UCLan Cyprus campus, 21 June 2019 (Chair and Co-organiser)
  9. Round Table on the ‘European Parliament elections results, a social legal and political commentary’, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, Nicosia, 5 June 2019 (Chair)
  10. Round Table with the The Hon. President Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the EU, “The role of the Court of Justice in enhancing data protection in the EU”, Law School, UCLan Cyprus campus, 16 April 2019 (Organiser, Chair and Welcome address)
  11. Public Lecture by The Hon. President Lenaerts, President of the Court of Justice of the EU, The role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the Member States, organised by the Law School, UCLan Cyprus with the Law Department, University of Cyprus, Hellenic Bank, Nicosia, 15 April 2019 (Convenor) (2 CPD hours)
  12. 2nd Round Table of Experts, ‘The rule of law ‘backsliding’ in the EU’, organized by the School of Law, UCLan Cyprus and the University of Luxembourg, Nicosia, 1 March 2019, with Hon. Prof. Vasilios Skouris (former President, CJEU), Hon. Dr. Akis Hadjihambis (former President, Supreme Court of Cyprus), George Nicolaou (former Judge, ECtHR), and Prof. Dimitry Kochenov,  Cleopatra hotel, 1 March 2019 (Chair and Organiser)
  13. 2nd Shipping Symposium, ‘The modern challenges of shipping in Cyprus. Focus on the legal and financial framework and structural reforms’ (CPD), organized by the Law School, UCLan Cyprus, under the auspices of the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister, externally sponsored by the Hellenic Bank, Limassol, 31 January 2019 (Chair and Organiser) (2 CPD hours)
  14. Human Rights Day and Cyprus, Keynote speech by the Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs, Law School, UCLan Cyprus campus, 13 December 2019 (Chair and Organiser)
  15. Med-Mid 12th Annual Meeting of the European Court of Arbitration, UCLan Cyprus, 26 October 2018 (Co-organiser, co-Chair and Welcome address). See https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/med-mid-the-12th-mediterranean-amp-middle-east-conference-at-uclan-cyprus/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=zm3Qt62cyjU&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0TH1PDBadEx7qGe8TloeLMltTwlht59GdX5BDl1L_KO_xCShXU1W6uj7I  (video)
  16. Chairing, ‘Trends in International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation Conference’, conference organized by Harris Kyriakides LLC and Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers, 19-20 April 2018, Larnaka (Panel 1)
  17. Round Table of Experts, ‘Promoting and protecting socio-economic rights in times of crisis in Europe’, with Hon. Dr. Akis Hadjihambis (former President, Supreme Court of Cyprus), Hon. Judge Anna Marcoulli (General Court of the European Union), and Hon. Judge Georgios Serghides (European Court of Human Rights), Cleopatra hotel, 2 March 2018 (Chair and Organiser)
  18. Opening address on behalf of the Cyprus Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration, Seminar on Arbitration and Mediation, organised by the Cyprus Judges Association, Supreme Court of Cyprus, 8 February 2018 (Organiser and Speaker)
  19. Symposium on ‘The modern challenges of shipping in Cyprus. Focus on the legal framework, financing and dispute resolution’ with the Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping under the auspices of the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works of Cyprus, 7 December 2017 (120 guests and 350 viewers through live streaming) (Chair, Welcome and Organiser). Sponsored by the Hellenic Bank Shipping.
  20. Arbitration annual conference organised by the Cyprus Arbitration and Mediation Centre, 7 November 2017, Hilton Cyprus (invited Chair)
  21. The Sustainability of socio-economic rights in times of crisis’, Jean Monnet Module Closing Academic Conference and Open Forum, 3-4 July 2017, UCLan Cyprus. Participants to the Academic Conference included early career researchers, PhD students and more experienced academics from many European countries with travel bursaries, including Cyprus (University of Cyprus and UCLan Cyprus). Participants to the Open Forum included national authorities and representatives of NGOs and civil society organisations working with socio-economic rights on the ground in Cyprus and the EU. The event was opened by the Dutch Ambassador to Cyprus. (Organiser, Chair and Speaker)
  22. Jean Monnet Module (JMM) Research Workshop for PhD students entitled ‘Future trends in interdisciplinary research’, 30 June 2016, UCLan Cyprus. PhD students selected through a call for interests came from Cyprus, Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands and were given full travel bursaries by the JMM. Invited experts included Prof. Carlos Closa (University of Madrid and EUI), Dr. Michalis Sarris (former Minister of Finance), and Hon. Mr. George Arestis (former CJEU judge 2004-2014 and Honorary Fellow, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus). (Introductory session, Discussant and Speaker)

Paper presented (S. Laulhé Shaelou): “The uneasy relationship between the Bail-in and EU law: from effective judicial protection to global migration”

  1. Introductory session, Discussant at a staff seminar organised by the legal department at the Central Bank of Cyprus for the JMM/School of Law research scholars.
  2. Introductory session, Discussant and Vice-Chair at two JMM Round Tables held on 26 June 2015 at the EU House, Nicosia, chaired by Prof. Fabian Amtenbrink, University of Rotterdam, and with Prof. Takis Tridimas, King’s College London, Dr. Phoebus Athanassiou, ECB and University of Frankfurt, and Dr. Dariusz Adamski, University of Wroclaw, as main speakers. Topics: EU economic governance and the European Banking Union (invitations to legal, banking and accounting professionals as well as policy-makers in Cyprus). (Organiser, Chair and Moderator)


Conference/Seminar/Lecture Organisation

  1. Public Lectures, ‘Theory of the Law Series’ with The Hon. Judge Demetrios Hadjihambis (ret’d), Former President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus and Honorary Fellow, School of Law of UCLan Cyprus, co-organised with the local Bar Associations in Cyprus (Larnaka, Famagusta, Limassol, Pafos) (2018-20
  2. Guest Lectures series academic year 2019-20, with Ambassadors, ex-Minister, industry professionals, Cyprus police officers, UN staff, SBAs judge/police officers, academics, alumni.
  3. Public Lectures and Round Table, ‘Global Views Series’ with Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos, Associate Professor of Strategy and Intelligence and Senior Visiting Fellow, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus (2018-19)
  4. Round Table on the Rule of Law, UCLan Cyprus School of Law and University of Luxembourg, Graduate School, Luxembourg, 14 November 2018
  5. Guest Lectures series academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19.
  6. The Sustainability of socio-economic rights in times of crisis’, Jean Monnet Module Closing Academic Conference and Open Forum, 3-4 July 2017, UCLan Cyprus and Photo exhibition (2-7 July 2017).
  7. ‘The UK and the EU after Brexit’, Public Lecture by Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize winner in Economics, 2010 (for full video, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMZ39LQ-oM4).
  8. Rule of Law in Cyprus and the Lessons of History series, School of Law, academic years 2016-18.
  9. JMM Guest Lecture No. 6 by Mr. George Arestis, former Judge at the CJEU (2004-2014) and Honorary fellow, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus entitled ‘EU Citizenship and social rights’, held on 15 December 2016, UCLan Cyprus.
  10. JMM Guest Lecture No. 5 by Achilles Emilianides, advocate, entitled ‘The Legal bail-in in Cyprus. A legal appraisal’, held on 17 November 2016, UCLan Cyprus.
  11. Research Seminars Series, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, academic year 2014-16
  12. JMM Guest lecture No. 4 by Dr. Constantinos Lycourgos, Judge at the CJEU, entitled ‘Measures taken in order to tackle the euro crisis and the case law of the EU Courts’, held on 12 February 2016 at the Cleopatra Hotel (open to the public).
  13. JMM Guest Lecture No. 3 by Mr. George Arestis, former Judge at the CJEU (2004-2014) and Honorary fellow, School of Law, UCLan Cyprus entitled ‘EU Citizenship and social rights’, held on 29 October 2015, UCLan Cyprus.
  14. JMM Guest Lecture No. 2 by Jukka Snell, University of Turku, Finland, entitled ‘The Trilemma of European Economic and Monetary Integration, and Its Implications’, held on 3 December 2014 at the Cleopatra Hotel, Nicosia (open to the public).
  15. JMM Guest Lecture No. 1 by Constantinos Kombos, University of Cyprus, entitled ‘The Financial crisis as a constitutional crisis’, held on 12 November 2014 at UCLan Cyprus.
  16. Seminar and book launch: ‘Integration and Differentiation in the EU. A legal approach’ held at the EU House, 24 June 2010, fully funded by the Office of the EP Cyprus, the EC in Cyprus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus with Prof. Marc Maresceau (University of Ghent, Belgium – guest speaker), Dr. Constantinos Lycourgos (Legal Services of the Republic of Cyprus – Head of EU Unit), Dr. Achilleas Emilianides and Dr. Nicos Emiliou (Chair).


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

Erasmus+ 2014-2020 Programme – Jean Monnet Activity – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Jean Monnet Module “The Law of Financial and Economic Governance in the EU” (FEcoGov) (2014-17) – Grant decision no. 2014-1686 / 553133

School of Law, UCLan Cyprus, 2014-2017 (30,000 euro funded by the European Commission). Selected as ‘success story’ and ‘good practice’ by the European Commission.

(http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/#search/keyword=553133&options[0]=successStoriesOnly&programmes[0]=31046216&actions[0]=31046223&matchAllCountries=false )

Aims and Objectives

FEcoGov consists of teaching, research and debating activities taking place in Cyprus in the field of EU financial and economic governance in times of crisis, run to the immediate benefit of the LLM/research students at the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus and in the rest of Europe, but also in the interest of professionals and the wider society through its various activities and its online platform open to the public.

Jean Monnet Activities aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The Academic Coordinator and Leader must be a recognised expert in the field of European Studies covered in the Jean Monnet Activities.

The overall score for my proposal was 88/100; it ranked No. 36 out of a list of 138 selected proposals throughout the world (and a total of over 400 proposals submitted), placing UCLan Cyprus on the first page of all JM Modules, Chairs and Centres of Excellence selected.

JMM working programme – Summary of Activities:

  • Specialised LLM teaching: EU Constitutional Law and Governance; EU Economic and Financial Governance; Law, Research and methodology seminars.
  • Deliverables:
    • Teaching materials (on e-lean environment); Database of relevant publications freely available (as of March 2015, over 100 titles)
    • Open access online platform/website and Facebook page (digital companion for students on the module and the wider community): JMM activities; Photo gallery; Call for interest/conference; Blog.
    • Jean Monnet Module Working Paper series (JMMWP) (1st working paper published in April 2016, 2nd working paper published in November 2016, 3rd working paper published in August 2017 ).
  • Research:
    • PhD supervision in the area of the JMM (4 PhD students; 1 completion in 2018 and in 2019).
    • Promotion of young scholars as JMM Research Assistant (1) / Researchers (2); publication of their research in JMMWP Series.
  • Teaching and Debating activities with international experts:
    • Guest lectures (Year 1, 2 and 3 of project)
    • Round tables/Research Workshop (Year 1 and 2)
    • Closing Academic Conference and Open Forum (Year 3)


European Commission, Horizon 2020 (2018-22)

SwafS-22-2017 ‘The ethical dimensions of IT technologies: a European perspective focusing on security and human rights aspects’: ‘Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems’ (SHERPA): large consortium bidding of 2.8 million euro. PI at the University of De Montfort, UK; I am the UCLan Cyprus coordinator (UCLan Cyprus share: 330K). Successful November 2017 (15/15).


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Started in May 2018, in collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders across Europe, UCLan Cyprus is a partner in the SHERPA project, a Horizon 2020 project that will investigate, analyse and synthesise our understanding of the ways in which smart information systems (SIS; Smart Information Systems, the combination of artificial intelligence and big data analytics) impact on ethics and human rights issues.

The SHERPA consortium has 11 partners from six European countries (representing academia, industry, civil society, standards bodies, ethics committees, art). The competitive selection process, resulted with SHERPA as the single funded project out of more than 15 submissions, with a total of 15 out 15 marks for its overall excellence, impact and implementation potential.

The project plans to develop novel ways of understanding SIS challenges, evaluate with stakeholders, and advocate the most desirable and sustainable solutions including technical and regulatory options (e.g., terms of reference for a regulator), as well as promote and implement the most promising solutions through targeted dissemination and communication activities.

The UCLan Cyprus team will be responsible for legal analysis, stakeholder interviews, quality assurance for the entire consortium, as well as validation of solutions and recommendations. I lead the UCLan Cyprus team and am responsible for legal aspects of the project.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Under Grant Agreement no. 786641.


European Commission, Justice programme (2019-21)


Project on ‘Diversity of enforcement titles in cross-border debt collection in the EU’ (EU-En4s’), JUST-JCOO-AG-2018. PI: University of Maribor, Slovenia. Total budget requested from the EU: 662036 euros; UCLan Cyprus share: 33,384 euros. 24 months project. Start date: 1 June 2019.



Evaluation work for the European Commission (2017- to date)

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Union (Capacity Building in Higher Education)

Research Executive Agency of the European Union, Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowships

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Union (Europe for Citizens Calls – Evaluation for Networks of Towns and Town Twinnings projects, DG Migration and Home Affairs


Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • LLM dissertations (40 to date);
  • Director of PhD Studies, School of Law:
  1. Ms Despina Christofi, 2014-17 (FT on scholarship), Arbitration and Financial crisis. Viva passed successfully (January 2018); PhD awarded July 2018.
  2. Ms Katerina Kalaitzaki, 2015-2018 (FT on scholarship), EU Citizenship and Financial crisis. Viva passed successfully (April 2019); PhD awarded July 2019.
  3. Ms Eleni Neocleous, 2016-2021 (PT), Migration crisis and the responsibility of the EU.
  4. Ms Athina Charalambides, 2018-2023 (PT), Brexit and EU Citizenship.
  • First/Second supervisor to other PhD students


Voluntary Work:


  • Chair of UCLan Cyprus Bi-communal Activities Committee (2019- to date): liaising with the two communities of the Pyla village, with the women association of Pyla; organisation of bi-communal/inter-communal activities for the Pyla village and/or other communities with the support of various Embassies (British High Commission, Indian High Commission).
  • Founder and Director of ICLAIM (2017- to date), a social enterprise vehicle promoting access to justice https://www.iclaimcentre.org/


Consultancy and CPD Training

August 2018 – March 2019: Legal expert, Legal Services of the Republic of Cyprus


Provision of expert opinion on EU law to the Commission of Inquiry appointed on 6 July 2018 by the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus to examine the collapse of Cyprus Cooperative Bank. Report delivered by the President of the Commission of Inquiry, Hon. Judge George Arestis, to the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus, 1 March 2019. https://www.pio.gov.cy/assets/pdf/newsroom/2019/03/EKTHESI%20EREYNITIKIS%20EPITROPIS%20GIA%20SYNERGATISMO.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3A1GL5Qz1og441gnR3P2WTvsANvDKydOtEV9bk4uChuHqH75eGioUFHdY

2004-to date:

Ad hoc legal expert to law firms, companies, individuals and/or organ(s) of the State (pro bono or against remuneration; confidentiality agreements in place). Expertise (selection):

  • The application of EU law in Cyprus in its various territories/jurisdictions; Green Line Regulation;
  • EU law matters arising in cross border disputes, litigation, arbitration and other proceedings at the national and European level;
  • Effective judicial protection in the EU; European public legal order;
  • EU legal framework on privacy; financial crisis instruments; external relations; investment migration; etc;
  • EU membership; EU withdrawal.


Member/Founding member of other fora (non-for-profit associations/institutes/think tanks in liaison with the legal profession, SMEs and businesses), for the promotion of responsible research and innovation through I&E activities with training, consultancy on applied topics close to the market such as arbitration, mediation or horizontal EU-related topics (democracy, security and the rule of law; financial crisis; migration crisis; equal treatment and gender equality; investment migration; BREXIT and implications on citizens and businesses; risk management and compliance).

MoUs with national authorities and industry partners; collaborative and articulation agreements


Organisation of CPD programmes/Executive education (selection)


2018: Establishment of the UCLan Cyprus School of Law Executive Legal Education Academy (the Law Academy https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/short-course/law-academy/). UCLan Cyprus is a recognised provider of CPD programmes for the legal profession in Cyprus (since October 2018; see www.cyprusbar.org/CoursesEvents.aspx).



2019-20: https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/law-academy-category/previous-courses/




2017: Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Compliance course for professionals at elementary level (November 2017). Press release here