Menelaos completed his doctoral research in comparative public law and European Union law. His thesis looked at the legal implications of the Euro crisis, the emphasis being on political and legal accountability in Economic and Monetary Union. He was supervised by Professor Paul Craig. He passed his viva with no corrections.
Menelaos holds degrees from the Universities of Athens (LLB) and Oxford (MJur and now DPhil). He has previously worked as an intern at the Greek Parliament. In 2011-12 he worked as a junior associate at DY Law Firm in Athens, where he worked on cases in administrative law, environmental law, planning law, public procurement law, energy law, competition law, tax law, and human rights law. He was admitted to the Athens Bar Association in April 2013. He has further lectured EU law at Oxford (Hertford College, 2016) and Buckingham (2014-15), his lectures primarily focusing on EU constitutional law and internal market law. Menelaos was awarded a number of scholarships and awards, including the Modern Law Review award, an Academy of Athens scholarship, a Graduate Assistance Fund scholarship by the Oxford Law Faculty, and a college fee bursary by Wolfson College.
Menelaos is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is affiliated with the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance (EURO-CEFG). He teaches 'Law and Policy of European Integration', 'Economic and Monetary Union and the European System of Financial Supervision' and 'Economic Analysis of European Integration' on the master's; and 'The Political Economy of European Integration' on the undergraduate programme. He further supervises master theses from EU and commercial law students (including on EU competition law).
Languages: English; French; German; Greek; and Dutch.
- Study for the ECON Committee, co-authored with Casper De Vries, Peggy Bracco Gartner, Matthias Haentjens, Joop Korteweg, René Repasi and Jouke Tegelaar.Study for the IMCO Committee(in Greek)(in Greek)
Comparative Public Law; European Union Law; Human Rights Law
Blog posts by Menelaos Markakis12 Apr 2019
Reforming the Eurozone
By Paul Craig, St John's College | Menelaos MarkakisOxford Business Law Blog01 Jun 2018
Bailouts, the legal status of Memoranda of Understanding, and the scope of application of the EU Charter: Florescu
By Menelaos Markakis | Paul DermineOxford Business Law Blog20 Feb 2018
Can Governments Control Mass Layoffs by Employers? Economic Freedoms vs Labour Rights in Case C-201/15 AGET Iraklis
By Menelaos MarkakisOxford Business Law Blog18 Jun 2017
A UK and EU Constitutional Analysis of Brexit
By Menelaos MarkakisOxford Business Law Blog13 Apr 2016
The Euro Area, its Regulation, and Impact on Non-Euro Member States
By Paul Craig, St John's College | Menelaos MarkakisOxford Business Law Blog14 Mar 2016
Gauweiler and the Legality of Outright Monetary Transactions
By Paul Craig, St John's College | Menelaos MarkakisOxford Business Law Blog