Dr. Aikaterini Florou is a Legal Officer with the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission, where she works on arbitration, the Energy Charter Treaty, the evaluation of intergovernmental agreements of EU Member States with third countries, and the role of liquefied natural gas in energy security and the EU-Japan relations.
Dr. Florou has also worked for the Legal Service of the European Commission, the OECD, and the Legal Advisory Council to the Greek State. She is a doctor in law from Sciences Po Law School, in Paris, where she specialized in international investment arbitration, and a lecturer on EU Energy Law and International Trade Law. Dr. Florou has also completed Postgraduate studies at the University of Berkeley, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the University of Edinburgh, and Athens Law School.
During her British Academy Visiting Fellowship, Dr. Florou will be based in the School of Law at Queen Mary University. Her research will focus on the role and challenges of arbitration as the new dominant mechanism for the resolution of disputes between the United Kingdom and foreign investors in a post-Brexit context.