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Maria Meng - Papantoni


Associate Professor of 

European Business Law

mariapapantoni6 [at]  
+30 210 9201885
Panteion University
136 Sygrou Ave. | Athens 176 71 | Greece


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Maria Meng-Papantoni is born in Athens and is Associate Professor of European Business Law at the Panteion University of Athens. She is also Visiting Professor at the Europa-Institut of the Saarland University in Germany. She taught International Economic Law at the Law School of Lobachevsky University - Nizhny Novgorod (TEMPUS exchange program 2008). She also taught European Company law at the Law School of Reinmin University-Bejing (2015 Summer School), at the Law School of the University of Wuhan-China and at the Law School of the University of Yunnan-China.

She studied law at the Universities of Athens and Panthéon-Assas (Paris II). She holds a PhD in Business Law from the University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), D.E.A. droit des affaires et droit économique from the University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and a Law degree from the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She was a fellow of NATO. She was a Visiting Researcher and Fellow at Georgetown University-USA Institute of International Economic Law (August-September 2008 and August-September 2009).

Her interests cover EU institutional law and governance, the EU internal market with special focus on services of general economic interest, as well as EU energy law and EU external relations with special focus on the external relations of the euro-zone. 

Further, she has published five monographs, on the intervention in company law (in French, Bruylant/Sakkoulas, 1998), on the investment advice and portfolio management (in Greek, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2000), on Energy law (in Greek, Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2003), on the services of general economic interest (in Greek, Nomiki Viliothiki, 2013) and on the EU internal market (art. 26.2 TFEU): free movement of goods, persons, services and capital (in Greek, Nomiki Viliothiki, 2013). She has also published over a hundred articles and case notes, in English, French and Greek, in periodicals and in edited volumes.

Maria Meng-Papantoni has been a member of legislative committees (coding capital market law and civil aviation law).

Since 2010 she has been a member of the Management Committee of the European Center of Economic and Financial Law (ECEFIL) and since 2017 she is the Director of ECEFIL.

She is a reviewer in the legal journal “Zeitschrift für europarechtliche Studien” (ZEuS) and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Greek Journal “European Law”.

Maria is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Association of Energy Law and member of the Scientific Committee of the European Federation of Energy Law Associations.

She is a member of the Hellenic Association of European Law, the Hellenic Annex of the International Law Association, the European Society of International Law, the Hellenic University Association of European Studies, the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations, the Hellenic Association of Greek Trade Associates, and the Hellenic Banking and Capital Market Law Company.

In addition to her academic activity, Maria Meng-Papantoni is a lawyer in Athens, practicing before the Greek Courts and the European Court of Justice.