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Chryssafo Tsouca

 

 

Education

 

1997: Ph.D. in Private International Law, University of Athens. Title:  “Foreign Mandatory Rules and their significance for the methodological identity of private international law”.

1987: LL.M. in Private International Law and Law of International Commerce, University Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Academic position

 Associate Professor of Private International Law

Sector

   International Legal Studies, Law Faculty of Athens

Τelephone

   + 30 210-36 88 389

FAX

   + 30 210-36 88 376

Email

  chtsouca@law.uoa.gr

Office Hours  

  Tuesday 11.30-12.30 (Ippokratous 33, 2d floor room 8)

Teaching  

Undergraduate level:

  • Private International Law (7th semester)
  • Seminar of Private International Law (6th semester)
  • Law of Aliens (8th semester)

Postgraduate level:

  • Private International Law  (fall semester)
  • Law of Aliens ( spring semester)

Research/Supervising

 

  • 2015-present: Member of the Expert Group on the revision of the Brussels IIa Regulation  
  • 2015-present: ELSA Legal Clinic Coordinator. Topic: The impact of the ECHR on Greek case law in the field of the Law of Aliens.
  • 2014-present: Empirical Study on the application of the Brussels IIa Regulation in the Greek Case law: matrimonial disputes (Master of Laws project 2014/15).
  • 2014 - present: President of Legislative Committee (Hellenic Ministry of Justice) for the Ratification by the Hellenic Republic of the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults.
  • 2013 – present: Associate Professor in Private International Law and Law of Aliens, Faculty of Law, University of Athens.
  • 2013 – present: Member of the Nationality Council of the Hellenic Republic (Ministry of Interior).
  •  2001 – present: Representative of the Hellenic Republic to the International Commission of Civil Status.
  • First half of 2014 - Greek Presidency of the EU Council: President of Civil Law Committee (Legalisation and Matrimonial – Registered Partnership Regime).
  • 2007-2013: Associate Professor in Private International Law and Law of Aliens, Faculty of Law, University of Athens.
  • 2011-2012: Member of  Legislative Committee (Ministry of Justice) for the Ratification by the Hellenic Republic of the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Cooperation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.
  • 2001-2005: Academic Authorization by the University of Athens to supervise University research.
  • Representative of the Hellenic Republic to the Council of the European Union - Regulation (EC) 864/2007 and (EC) 1259/2010.
  • National Raporteur (in collaboration with D. Papadopoulou-Klamari and N. Davrados) in the European Commission’s Project «Fortbildungsmodul über Grenzüberschreitende Scheidung und Unterhalt: Zuständigkeit und Anwendbares Recht».

 

 

Publications

 

1. Books/Contributions:

  1. “Articles 32 (renvoi) and 33 (Orde Public) Civil Code”, in: Georgiades/Stathopoulos (Eds), Commentary on the Greek Civil Code – Second Edition (Under Publication) (in Greek).
  2. International Family Law (ed.), Athens, Nomiki Vivliothiki. To be published June 2015 (In Greek).
  3. “Foreign Law in the Greek Private International Law: Positive Solutions and Future Perspectives”, in: Greek Report in the XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law (Under Publication) (in English).
  4. The Preliminary Questions in the EU Private International Law: A Rennaissance of an old Quarrel ?”, in : Essays in Honour of Professor Spyridon Vrellis, Athens, Nomiki Bibliothiki , 2014, pp. 1055-1078 (in Greek).
  5. “The Regulation (EU) 1259/2010 of 20 December 2010 on the enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation” in: Essays in Honour of Professor Ioannis Spyridakis, 2014, pp. 1047-1063 (in Greek).
  6. The Law applicable to Unjust Enrichment – Problems in the Greek and European private international law, Athens, Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2013, 246 pp. (in Greek).
  7. Contribution in respect to the private international law aspects. Ath. Papachristos/ Sp. Vrellis/N. Klamaris (eds.), Relations entre parents et enfants – Étude Comparative des Législations États members de l’Union Européenne (Financement par l’Union Européenne), Université d’Athènes – Faculté de Droit/Institut de Recherche d’Études Procédurales/Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, 2012. (in Greek).
  8. “Interests and Values in Private International Law”, in: J. Strangas/Ant. Chanos/Char. Papacharalambous/Chr. Tsouca (eds.), Bien, Intérêt et Droit – Rapports présentés au Séminaire Interdisciplinaire – Actes de la Sociétés Hellénique de Recherche Philosophique et Historique du Droit, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers/ Nomos Verlag/L’Harmattan, 2012, pp. 685-708(in Greek with French summary). 
  9. “Registered Partnership in the Greek Law – Conflict of Laws Problems”, in: Commission International de l’ État Civil – Section Grecque, La  Commission International de l’ État Civil et la Vie Familiale, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2011, pp. 85-93 (in Greek).
  10. “The Protection of the Weaker Party in the field of the Regulation 593/2008 on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations”, in: Essays in Honour of Professor Ismini Androulidaki, 2011, pp. 633-666 (in Greek).
  11. “A general Introduction to the European Private International Law of Torts”, in: Essays in Honour of Professor Stathopoulos, 2010, pp. 2889-2927 (in Greek).
  12. “Article 13 – Private international law aspects of registered partnerships”, in: Ath. Papachristos/N. Koumoutzis/Chr. Tsouca (Eds.), Commentary on the L. 3719/2008, 2009, pp.80-98  (in Greek).
  13. “Greece Private International Law”: in: R. Blanpain/M. Colucci (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Laws, 2009, pp. 55-64, 72-80, 88-91 (Existence and Capacity of Natural Persons, Capacity to Act, Formal Validity of Acts, Representation, Employment Contracts) (in English).
  14. “The Purpose in the Field of Private International Law” , in: J. Strangas/Char. Papacharalambous/ (eds.), But, téléologie et droit - Rapports présentés au Séminaire Interdisciplinaire – Actes de la Sociétés Hellénique de Recherche Philosophique et Historique du Droit 2006-2007, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers/ Nomos Verlag/L’Harmattan, 2009 pp. 435-484 (in Greek with frech summary).
  15. “Régimes matrimonaux successions et libéralités dans les relations internationals et internes – Grèce“, in : M. Verwilghen (dir.),  Livre bleu du Notariat Latin , 2003, pp. 1320-1310 (in collaboration with El. Moustaira and Asp. Vardaka-Martini) (in French).
  16. International Employment Contracts in the field of private international law – Towards a specific substantive saw of international relations, Athens/Komotini, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, 2003, 830 pp. (in Greek).
  17. The Change of Employer in EC law and private international law: A Study of the European private international law of employment, Athens/Komotini, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Publications of the Hellenic Society of Private International Law, 2001, 119 pp. (in Greek).
  18. Cross-border pollution and private international law, Athens/Komotini, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Publications of the Hellenic Society of Private International Law, 2000, 91 pp. (in Greek).
  19. The Protection of seafarers and the legal regime relating to ships registered as foreign capital, Athens/Komotini, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Hellenic Association of Maritime Law, 2000,  120 pp. (in Greek).
  20. Foreign Mandatory Rules and their significance for the methodological identity of private international law, Athens/Komotini, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Private International Law Library, 1997, 385 pp. (in Greek).
  21. Choice of Court agreements - Issues in the field of private international law, Athens/Komotini, Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers, Publications of the Hellenic Society of Private International Law, 1990, 63 pp. (in Greek).

 

2. Articles/Case notes:

Greek

  1. Comments on case 1630/2013 Multi-Member First Instance Court of Athens - Delineation of the contours between the Brussels IIA Regulation and residual jurisdiction in divorce proceedings - Issues of multiple nationalities, Harrmenopoulos 2014, pp. 1561-1567 (in collaboration with M. Psarra) (in Greek).
  2. The Regulation of Civil Status Questions in the light of international Developments, conference under the auspices of the Legal Council of the Hellenic Republic. Available at:  www.nsk.gov.gr/webnsk/anakoinwsh.jsp) (in Greek).
  3. "Overriding Mandatory Rules in the framework of Rome I and Rome II Regulations", Chronika Idiotikou Dikaiou (Chronicles of Private Law) 2011, pp. 393-400 (in Greek).
  4. "The Law Applicable to a contract in absence of choice of law according to the Rome Convention of 1980 (Article 4) in the light of the CJEU’s case law  [Intercontainer Interfrigo SC (ICF) v. Balkenende Oosthuizen BV, MIC Operations BV]", Chronika Idiotikou Dikaiou (Chronicles of Private Law) 2010, pp. 658-663 (in Greek).
  5. "The Rome I Solutions on contracts relative to financial products and services", Chronika Idiotikou Dikaiou (Chronicles of Private Law) 2010, pp. 86-94 (in Greek).
  6. Comments on Case 116/2009 Court of Appeal of Thessaloniki - Tort/Delict - Direct action against the insurer of the person liable, Epitheorisi Dikonomikou Dikaiou (Procedural Law Review) 2009, pp. 792-798 (in Greek).
  7. Comments on Case 186/2008 Greek Supreme Court, Epitheorisi Dikonomikou Dikaiou (Procedural Law Review) 2008, pp. 520-525. (in Greek).
  8. "The Rome II Regulation and Greek Commercial Shipping – Some Thoughts on Article 9 on  Industrial Action", Epitheorisi Emporikou Dikaiou (Commercial Law Review) 2008, pp. 253-272 (in Greek).
  9. "The Unification of the European Private International Law – Some Thoughts on the Green Paper on the Law applicable to Divorce and Legal Separation", Chronika Idiotikou Dikaiou (Chronicles of Private Law) 2006, pp. 772-783 (in Greek).
  10. "The Private International Law of the European Union – Problems and Characteristics", Chronika Idiotikou Dikaiou (Chronicles of Private Law) 2005, pp. 786-801 (in Greek).
  11. "Legal diversity and globalization. Thoughts on the occasion the Essays in honor of  D. Tallon", Koinodikion 2000, pp. 367-417.
  12. Comments on case 1302/1998 Greek Supreme Court - Fraud and International law Contracts, Koinodikion 2000, pp. 37-68 (in Greek).
  13. "The nationality as a connecting factor and its importance for the protection of cultural identity", Harmenopoulos 1999, pp. 1332-1347 (in Greek).
  14. Comments on case Data Delecta of 26.9.1996 of the CJEC (C-43/96), Charles Hayes of 20.3.1997 (C-323/95) and Stephen Austin Saldanha of 2.10.1997 (C-122/96) – The Role of the cautio judicatum solvi in the EU Law, Koinodikion 1998,  pp. 65-104 (in Greek).
  15. Comment on case 1193/1995 Piraeus Court of Appeal - Private international law, art. 479 Greek CC, Koinodikion 1996, pp. 87-103 (in Greek).
  16. “In the Search of the Origins of the Conflict of Laws – The Influence of Fr. Kahn’s Thought on the modern Private International Law”, Scientific Yearbook of Thessaloniki Bar Association 1992, pp. 137-152 (in Greek).
French
  1. “L’influence de la crise économique sur le choix de la règle de droit international privé applicable aux différends maritimes”, in: Acts of the 8th International Conference of Maritime Law (10-12 October 2013) (Shipping in periods of economic distress: financing – ship’s operation – enforcement») (Under publication).
  2. "Le droit applicable aux régimes matrimoniaux à défaut de choix des époux", in : Revue Hellénique de Droit International, 2013, (Dossier spécial: La Proposition de Règlement du Conseil du 16 mars 2011 relatif à la compétence, la loi applicable, la reconnaissance et l’exécution des décisions en matières de régimes matrimoniaux) pp. 249-258.
  3. "Droit bancaire: Aspects de droit international privé", in : Revue hellénique de droit international, 2012, pp. 151-160.
  4. "Le partenariat enregistré en droit grec", in : Revue critique de droit international privé 2010, pp. 615-620.
  5. "Le droit international privé dans la jurisprudence hellénique - Conflit de lois et conflits de juridictions année 1998-1999", Revue Hellénique de Droit International 1999, pp. 535-575.
  6. "L’amalgame de systèmes divers et les systèmes en transition": in : L’importation et l’exportation de modèles juridiques, Revue Hellénique de Droit International 1998, pp. 9-36.
  7. "Le droit international privé dans la jurisprudence hellénique - Conflit de lois et conflits de juridictions année 1997", Revue hellénique de droit international 1997, pp. 609-631.
  8. "Les règles étrangères d’application immédiate et leur impact sur la  nature méthodologique du droit international privé", in Koinodikion 1997, pp. 228-269.
German
  1. "Versicherungsvertragsrecht im IPR", in: Kolloquium über Privatisierung öffentlicher Unternehmen und vertragliche Schuldverhältnisse im Internationalen Privatrecht 1994, pp.  89-95.

 

3. Book Reviews

(among others)

  1. J. Fetsch, Eingriffsnormen und EG-Vertrag – Die Pflicht zur Anwendung der Eingriffsnormen anderer EG-Staaten, coll. Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht no 91, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, 2002/O. Remien, Zwingendes Vertragsrecht und Grundfreiheiten des EG-Vertrages, coll. Beiträge zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht no 77, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (2003), Revue Critique de Droit International Privé 2004,  pp. 713-720 (in French).
  2. Cl. Emanuelli, Droit international privé québécois (2006), Revue Hellénique de Droit international 2007, pp. 391-394 (in French).
  3. C. Müller, International zingende Normen des deutschen Arbeitsrechts (2005), Revue critique de droit international privé 2008, pp. 720-724 (in French).
  4. J. Beulker, Die Eingriffsnormenproblematik im internationalen Schiedsverfahren – Parallelen und Besonderheiten im Vergleich zur staatlichen Gerichtsbarkeiten (2005), Revue critique de droit international privé 2008, pp. 973-978 (in French).
  5. K. Funken, Das Anerkennungsprinzip im internationalen Privatrecht – Perspektiven eines europäischen Anerkennungskollisionsrechts für Statusfragen (2009), Revue critique de droit international privé 2009, pp. 903-910 (in French).