Biography

Penelope is a qualified lawyer in both Greece and Cyprus. Before joining the CCP in 2015, she was working as the head attorney in Administrative and Family Law department of a law firm in Cyprus.

In March 2016, she was also appointed by the University of Cambridge, Department of Sociology, as a temporary research assistant on DIGIWHIST project.

She studied law at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (LLB, ptychion), at University College London (UCL) (LLM in International Business Law) and at University of East Anglia (UEA) (LLM in International Commercial and Competition Law). She also holds a Diploma in Comparative law (1st cycle) from the International Faculty of Comparative Law in Strasbourg and a Postgraduate Certificate in Management of Shipping Companies from National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. She is currently an SSF Funded PhD research student in the School of Law at UEA, supervised by Professor Peter Kunzlik and Professor Andreas Stephan.

Languages: Greek (native), English (fluent), French (advanced), Turkish (advanced), Albanian (elementary)

Key Research Interests

Penelope’s research focuses on the interaction between Competition Law and the legislative package for the modernisation of Public Procurement in the EU. She is interested in assessing the new Directives 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and Council against the rules of cartel enforcement in competition law as well as some illustrative public procurement models adopted by international organisations, such as the OECD, UNCITRAL, WTO and the World Bank.

Penelope’s provisional PhD title is: “The Legislative Package for the Modernisation of Public Procurement in the EU: Is it consistent with the challenges of transparency and competition?”

Presentations:

• “Damages Claims for Bid Rigging in Europe: Please Mind the Gap”, 7th Public Procurement Research Students Conference, 8-9 September 2016, University of Nottingham.
• “Debarment and Leniency Programme: Can two birds be killed with one stone?”, Public Procurement Early Career Researcher Conference, 4 March 2016, Swansea University and Center of Transnational Legal Studies London.
• “Debarment and Leniency Programme: Can two birds be killed with one stone?”, 8th Annual Law Research Colloquium, 19 May 2016, University of East Anglia
• “Debarment and Leniency Programme: Can two birds be killed with one stone?”, CCP PhD Workshop, 7-8 June 2016, University of East Anglia.

Publications:

• Review of Hanna Schebesta's book "Damages in EU Public Procurement Law", Public Procurement Law Review, Issue 5, July 2016
• Energy and Natural Resources Multi-jurisdictional Guide, Oil and Gas regulation in Cyprus: overview, Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited, May 2014, authors: Michalis Kyriakides and Penelope-Alex Giosa for Harris Kyriakides LLC.
• International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Environment and Climate Change Law 2014, A practical cross-border insight into environment and climate change law, Jurisdiction Chapter for Cyprus, Global Legal Group Ltd, in association with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 11th edition, March 2014, authors: Michalis Kyriakides and Penelope- Alex Giosa for Harris Kyriakides LLC.
• “The court decision 380/22.10.2012 of l’ Aquila Tribunal (Penal Session) about the earthquake that occurred in the Italian city L’Aquila”, published by the legal journal “Criminal Justice”(Poiniki Dikaiosyni), section of Foreign Case Law, Nomiki Bibliothiki, issue 8-9/2013, September 2013, authors: Penelope- Alex Giosa, Pierangelo Maninetti.
• International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Environment and Climate Change Law 2013, A practical cross-border insight into environment and climate change law, Jurisdiction Chapter for Cyprus, Global Legal Group Ltd, in association with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 10th edition, March 2013, authors: Michalis Kyriakides and Penelope- Alex Giosa for Harris Kyriakides LLC.
• "The legal background for the vindication of properties by the "etablis" Constantinopolitans", published in the legal journal “SINIGOROS”, Nomiki Bibliothiki, issue 93/2012, author: Penelope-Alex Giosa.
• International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to Environment and Climate Change Law 2012, A practical cross-border insight into environment and climate change law, Jurisdiction Chapter for Cyprus, published by the Global Legal Group Ltd, in association with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 9th edition, April 2012, authors: Michalis Kyriakides and Penelope- Alex Giosa for Harris Kyriakides LLC.
• Global Competition Review, Telecoms and Media – An overview of regulation in 46 jurisdictions worldwide 2012, Chapter of Cyprus, published by Getting the Deal Through, authors: Michalis Kyriakides and Penelope- Alex Giosa for Harris Kyriakides LLC.
• “The condemnation of Turkey by the ECHR for the violation of property rights in Istanbul and the political impact of this decision on Turkey’s candidacy for European Union membership”, published in the International Journal of Civil Society Law (IJCSL), Catholic University of America- Columbus School of Law, Washington D.C, Vol. VIII, Issue 1, January 2010, author: Penelope-Alex Giosa.