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Dr Napoleon Xanthoulis

Senior Lecturer

Napoleon Xanthoulis


I am Lecturer in Law and focus on Constitutional and Administrative Law and European Union Law. Moreover, I am Fellow at the Centre of European Law, King’s College London, where am completing my doctoral thesis.

Research Interests

I have written on various issues related to the law and governance of the Economic and Monetary Union exploring aspects of judicial protection and institutional balance. Recently, my research traces the role and conduct of the European Central Bank during the euro crisis and in the post-crisis era; I am also engaged with the regulation and governance of the European Banking Union. Furthermore, I work on the impact of digital technology on data protection, fundamental rights and the rule of law. My research interests also include the legal and ethical implications of the use of Artificial Technology in driverless vehicles and judicial decision-making.

I am currently working on two research projects. The first examines the legal effects of ECB acts in the fields of monetary policy and the Single Supervisory Mechanism. This research draws on a project awarded by the European Central Bank as part of the 2017 ECB Legal Research Programme. The second, analyses the impact of EU soft law on national jurisdictions, with specific focus on EU financial regulation and competition law. This research is conducted under the Academic Network of Soft Law Research (SoLaR), funded by the European Commission.

Teaching Responsibilities

At Portsmouth, I teach European Union Law and Public Law. I also supervise student projects on topics related to Artificial Intelligence and the law. I welcome proposals to supervise dissertations on any of the following areas:

  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Judicial protection
  • Law, policy and governance of the Economic and Monetary Union
  • European Banking Union
  • EU Financial Regulation
  • Privacy and data protection law
  • Law and information technology


I studied law at University College London. Prior to that, I completed undergraduate and Masters studies in Political Science (National and European Governance) at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. I practiced law at one of the largest law firms in Cyprus and acquired work experience at the European Commission and several law firms in Brussels and Athens. Between 2016-2018 I was Visiting Lecturer in EU Law at King's College London. Moreover, I was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (summer 2018).


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