Nikolaos E. Farantouris

Dr. Nikolaos E. Farantouris is Jean Monnet Professor in Competition, Energy & Transport at the International & European Studies Department, University of Piraeus, Greece. He studied law at the University of Athens and completed a Master’s degree (MJur) in European and Comparative Law and a Doctorate (DPhil) in European Law, both at the University of Oxford. His work focuses on EU business law, competition law including state aids, energy law and regulation, shipping law, environmental protection and international trade law. He has published 10 monographs, textbooks and edited volumes and more than 50 papers in scientific legal journals and periodical editions including European Competition Law Review (ECLR), Revue du Marché Commun et de l’Union européenne (RMCUE), Revue de l’Energie, Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law, Revue des Affaires Européennes (RAE), European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL). He has held posts as adjunct professor, research associate or visiting professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Dresden University Germany, Athens University, European University Cyprus, Bahçeşehir University Istanbul, Oxford University et al. He has worked in Goldman Sachs’ Legal & Compliance Department in London and in Norton Rose LLP Competition & EU Law Department in London, Brussels and Athens, where he handled major antitrust, merger control, multinational cartel and state aid cases in the banking, energy, maritime and air transport sectors, before national and international authorities, the EU Commission and the European Court of Justice. He has also gained experience as a Board member of Hellenic Competition Commission, a member of the Legal Committee of the Union of Greek Shipowners and a member of the Board of Directors, General Counsel and Chairman (caretaker) of the Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA) S.A. Between 2014 – 2017 he organized and was appointed Director of the MSc Program in Energy Strategy, Law & Economics at the Dept. of International & European Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece – the first and the most popular interdisciplinary Master’s in Greece and one of the few postgraduate programs in Europe devoted to Energy strategy, law & economics. He is a member of the Energy Committee of the Academy of Athens and Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of EUROGAS.

Brief History


Managing Partner (Athens-Brussels), ITrilogy Consulting Int.


Winning DEPA Greece vs BOTAŞ Turkish Petroleum Pipeline Corporation Case of $250m – ICC International Arbitration in Stockholm 


Board Member (ex-officio), Professional Sports Independent Authority


Chairman (caretaker), Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA) SA


President, European Community Studies Association (ECSA Greece)


EUROGAS, Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee


Academy of Athens, Member of the Energy Committee


Director, MSc in Energy Strategy, Law & Economics, University of Piraeus, Greece


Vice Chairman (pro bono), Hypatia Destouni Public Benefit Foundation


International Leadership Award on Foreign Policy and Energy Security, The US Department of State


General Secretary, European Centre of Excellence, University of Athens


General Secretary & Member of the Board, ESCA Greece


Founding member & Member of the Board, Energy Law Association


Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law & Policies, European Chair Jean Monnet in Competition, Energy & Transport


Arbitrators’ list, Regulatory Authority of Energy, Greece


Member of the General Assembly, Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)


Member of the Senate & Dept. Representative, University of Piraeus, Greece


Member of the Board of Directors & General Counsel, Greek Gas Corporation (DEPA) S.A.


Legal Committee, Union of Greek Shipowners


Assistant Professor of EU & Competition Law, International & European Studies Dept., University of Piraeus, Greece


Chief legal adviser, Ministry of Shipping, Greece


Board member, Hellenic Competition Committee


Research Associate, Athens Law School


Norton Rose LLP, Competition & EU Law Dept., London, Brussels & Athens


D.Phil. in EU law, University of Oxford (Onassis foundation & Oxford University Scholarships)


Goldman Sachs, Legal & Compliance Dept., London


Research Associate, Dresden University, Germany


Research Associate, Faculty of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam


M.Jur. in European & Comparative Law, Oxford University (Somerville College Oxford Scholarship)


BA in Law, Athens University Law School (State Scholarships)

11Monographs, books & edited volumes
50Papers in scientific legal journals & periodical editions
18Years in academia
17Years of legal practice