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Kick-off ERC project

On 1 September 2017, the ERC project team had its kick-off meeting, discussion content, organization and strategy of the project. The team consists of three postdocs, Erlis Themeli), Alexandre Biard and Hoevenaars (subproject Self-representation) and two PhD candidates, Emma van Gelder and Georgia Antonopoulou. Kyra Hanemaayer has been appointed as student assistant to support the project team. Go to team for more information on the project team.

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Prof. dr. Xandra Kramer

I am the project leader and professor at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance of Utrecht University, the Netherlands. View my full résumé, publications, lecturing activities and projects at my website xandrakramer.eu.

Erasmus University Rotterdam, School of Law
Sanders building
P.O. Box 1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam
Email: kramer@law.eur.nl | Phone: +31 (0)10 408 1628


Erlis Themeli

I am a researcher at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, working on the postdoc project Digitalisation of Civil Justice (eJustice). I graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Tirana in 2006. From 2005 to 2007, I worked in the banking and litigation department of one of the largest law firms in Albania. Since 2006, I have been a member of the Albanian Chamber of Advocates, admitted to the bar in 2007. Between 2008 and 2011, I worked for the High Council of Justice in Albania covering the position of head of the projects sector. I obtained My master degree in Comparative Private and International Private Law from the University of Groningen, in 2012. From 2012 till 2017, I was a PhD researcher at Erasmus School of Law conducting my PhD research on the competition of civil justice systems, which I hope to defend early 2018.

 


Dr. Alexandre Biard

I am a postdoc researcher at Erasmus School of Law, working on the subproject Privatisation of Civil Justice (ADR). I hold master degrees from Sciences Po Paris (2009) and University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2010), and completed my Ph.D dissertation on collective redress and judicial behaviour at Erasmus School of Law, Bologna University and Hamburg University in 2014. I was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2015, and worked at the European Commission (Directorate General for Health & Consumers), and in the litigation and EU regulatory departments of several law firms in Paris and Brussels. I am also a volunteer fellow in the non-profit organisation The Good Lobby fostering access to justice for civil society organisations through pro bono cooperation. My list of publications is available here.

Erasmus University Rotterdam, School of Law
Sanders building
P.O. Box 1738, NL-3000 DR Rotterdam
Email: biard@law.eur.nl

 


Jos Hoevenaars

I am a researcher at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, working on the postdoc project Self-Representation in Civil Justice. I studied Sociology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and obtained my masters degree in 2011. From 2012 I have worked as a PhD researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Sociology of Law and the Centre for Migration Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen. From 2012 to 2017 I performed my PhD research on private party litigation before the Court of Justice of the European Union, which I will defend early 2018. Apart from my academic work, I also work as a musician, music producer and am the co-founder and editor of Rotterdam-based journal ‘Het Potentieel’.


Emma van Gelder

I am a PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, working on the subproject Digitalisation of Civil Procedure (ODR). I recently graduated from Utrecht University with a Master’s degree in Legal Research LLM (July 2017, cum laude). During my Master’s I worked as a trainee at the European Court of Auditors, where I was involved in research concerning the ECA as an accountability forum for European Enforcement Authorities.


Georgia Antonopoulou LLM

I am a PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, working on the subproject Court Specialisation. I am a graduate of the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2011) with postgraduate studies in Civil Procedure and International Litigation Law, at the same University (2015). I am currently completing my LL.M. focusing on International Private Law and European Procedure Law at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany. I was admitted to the Athens Bar in 2014, and worked as an attorney at law specialising in compulsory enforcement law, insolvency law and estate law for several law firms in Athens.


Kyra Hanemaayer

I am a student-assistant at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, working on the ERC project. I finished my BSc Economics & Business Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics and my LL.B. Law at the Erasmus School of Law in 2017. Currently I am doing a MSc International Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics.