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Evgenia Ralli

Lecturer in Law

Faculty of Business and Law

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Evgenia Ralli has been a Lecturer in Law at Coventry Law School since January 2022. Evgenia presently leads the Research Skills module on our LL.M. programmes, as well as contributes to the undergraduate EU Law module.

Evgenia’s broad research interests lie in the fields of EU law, in the interrelation and interplay between Law, Finance and Technology and more broadly in the intersections between law and economy.

Career overview

Before joining our school, Evgenia was a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) where, under the supervision of Prof. Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz, she was conducting research on shadow banking and the role of law in its creation and growth. Her PhD research was funded by a grant issued by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Moreover, during her PhD studies, Evgenia was a part-time Teaching Associate at the Florence School of Banking and Finance (EUI), a Visiting Researcher at the LSE under the mentorship of Prof. Michael Wilkinson, a Research Assistant to Prof. Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz as well as a Legal Trainee at the European Systemic Risk Board Secretariat. In addition, Evgenia has also worked as a Qualified Lawyer in Greece and as a Legal Trainee at the CJEU in the Chamber of the Judge Lars Bay Larsen.

Evgenia completed her undergraduate degree (LL.B.-4 years) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), her Masters degree (LL.M.) in German Law at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich (LMU), her Masters degree (LL.M.) in European Financial and Economic Criminal Law at the University of Luxembourg and her Masters degree (LL.M.) in Comparative, European and International Law at the European University Institute.


Evgenia currently is conducting research upon shadow banking and the role of EU Financial, Banking and Monetary Law and its evolution in shaping it. Moreover, Evgenia focuses as well on EU Criminal and Financial Criminal Law, the Legal Theory of Finance and the Historical Evolution of Financial and Banking Law.

External activities

Conference presentations and invited talks:

  • Intersections of finance and society, 13 December 2019 4th annual conference of the Finance and Society Network (FSN) at City, University of London, UK
    Paper presented: The institutionalisation of the shadow banking system at EU level
  • Fathomless Futures: Algorithmics and Imagined, 27-29 June 2019
    Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics at the New School (SASE), New York City, USA
    Session: Regulatory Arbitrage (I): Law, Finance, and Shadow Banking within the framework of the Network of Accounting, Economics, and Law
    Paper presented: Regulatory arbitrage and the case of the shadow banking system
  • ELI 2017 Annual Conference and General Assembly, 6-8 September 2017
    European Law Institute (ELI), Vienna, Austria
    Paper presented: The Principle of Mutual Recognition Based on Mutual Trust and the Respect for Fundamental Rights: The Case of the Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant
    European Law Institute (ELI) Young Lawyers Award for best paper in European Law

Memberships and Fellowships:

  • Member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) (2019 – present)
  • Member of the Finance, Innovation and Regulation Working Group, European University Institute (2017 – 2021)
  • Fellow of the European Law Institute (ELI) (2017 – present)
  • Member of Kavala Bar Association, Greece (2013 – present)

Publications and press

Work in progress:

Ralli, E. (in 2022 expected). Shadow banking (system) versus traditional banking (system): A false dichotomy?: The case of the EU, PhD Thesis, EUI

Web – based publication:

Ralli, E. (2017). The Principle of Mutual Recognition Based on Mutual Trust and the Respect for Fundamental Rights: The Case of the Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant, European Law Institute (ELI)

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