Nikolaos Theodorakis is a Lecturer at the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme, Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kellogg College. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge where he focused on issues of Corporate Compliance, Liability and Regulation. He holds degrees from the University of Athens (LL.B.), University of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and University College London (LL.M.). His research agenda currently spans across three pillars: different forms of Financial Crime and how they intertwine with International Development; effective regulatory regimes for banking institutions and corporations; and relevant compliance strategies pertaining to International Trade and Competition Law.

Prior to joining Oxford, Nikolaos taught and conducted research at the University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, and Columbia Law School. Nikolaos has further worked for the U.S. Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, the Legislative Committee at the U.S. Congress and the Library of Congress, and the UK Sentencing Council.  Nikolaos has received fellowships and awards from the ESRC, the British Academy, the Greek Parliament, the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, the EU Bursaries and the Corfield foundation, among others.  He has published papers on various topics and presented extensively in conferences and symposia.

He is currently a country assessor and peer reviewer for the UK Chapter of Transparency International. This fall he also assumed research and teaching fellowships with Harvard University, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and the Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Criminal law.


Research Interests

International Criminal Law, International Economic Law, Law and Finance, European Union Law and Regulation.

Options taught

Criminal Law (Mods)

Research projects