Biography

Nikolaos Theodorakis

Ph.D Student


Supervisor: Professor David Farrington.

Nikolaos Theodorakis is a Tutor in Law and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. His Ph.D. thesis at the University of Cambridge focuses on issues of Corporate Crime Causation, Regulation, and Compliance. He holds degrees from the University of Athens (LL.B.), University of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and University College London (LL.M.). His research agenda currently span across three pillars: different forms of Financial Crime and how they intertwine with International Development; effective regulatory regimes for banking institutions and corporations; and relevant compliance strategies pertaining to International Trade and Competition Law.

Prior to joining Oxford, Nikolaos taught and conducted research at the University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School. Nikolaos has further worked for the U.S. Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, the Legislative Committee at the U.S. Congress and the Library of Congress, and the UK Sentencing Council, Ministry of Justice. Nikolaos has received fellowships and awards from the ESRC, the British Academy, the Greek Parliament, the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, the EU Bursaries and the Corfield foundation, among others. He has published papers on various topics and presented extensively in conferences and symposia.

He is currently a country assessor and peer reviewer for the UK Chapter of Transparency International. This fall he will be assuming research and teaching fellowships with Harvard University, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal law. He also regularly advises on international trade law cases with the Sidley Austin LLP office in Brussels.