Georgia Antonopoulou

Colleges, School and Institutes

Biography

Georgia joined Birmingham Law School in 2021 as a Lecturer in Law. She holds an LLB from the University of Athens, an LLM in Civil Procedure Law and International Litigation from the same university and an LLM in German Law with a focus on Private International Law from the University of Freiburg. She was admitted to the Athens Bar in 2014 and worked as an attorney at law specialising in insolvency law and debt recovery for several law firms in Athens.

Georgia does her PhD entitled ‘Forum Selling and Forum Marketing in International Commercial Disputes’ at Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her research is part of a larger project on procedural innovations and access to justice and is funded by the European Research Council. Georgia was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Civil Procedure Law and at the School of Law, Singapore Management University. She has also worked as a teaching assistant in Research and Writing Skills at Erasmus School of Law and in International and European Law at the China̶ EU School of Law, China University of Political Sciences and Law.

Research interests

Georgia’s research interests lie in dispute resolution, and private international law. In her PhD Georgia focuses on international commercial courts in Europe and in Asia. Based on interviews with judges and lawyers conducted in the Netherlands and Singapore, Georgia explores how international commercial courts make themselves more attractive to litigants by engaging in forum selling and forum marketing.

In addition, Georgia is interested in the growing convergence of public and private dispute resolution methods, the link between justice and economic reforms as well as sports arbitration.