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Thomas Papadopoulos

Department of Law
Cyprus University of Technology


Dr. Thomas Papadopoulos is a Lecturer in Business Law at the Department of Law of the University of Cyprus (appointed in January 2016). Previously, he was also a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (2009-10). He received his DPhil in Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (2010). He received a degree of Magister Juris (MJur/LLM, 2006) and a degree of MPhil in Law (2007) from the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. He also received his LLB with Distinction (ranked 1st) from the Department of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2005). He is an alumnus of the Anatolia American College of Thessaloniki (2001). He is also a Visiting Professor at the International Hellenic University (Thessaloniki, Greece), at the Open University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus) and at the Hellenic Open University (Patras, Greece). Moreover, he is an Editorial Secretary of the European Company Law (ECL) Journal published by Kluwer Publications. He is also an Attorney at law (Greece). He was awarded the “Cyprus Research Award-Young Researcher (2014)” of the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus (category of ‘Social Sciences & Humanities’). This distinction was awarded on the basis of his research on Takeovers and Mergers and was accompanied by a research grant. He is the Project Coordinator of the Research Project “Takeovers and Mergers in European, Cypriot and Greek Company Law”, which is financed by the Research Promotion Foundation of the Republic of Cyprus. Previously, he was a Lecturer (2011-15) and an Assistant Professor (2015) in Commercial Law at the Department of Law of the European University Cyprus. He was an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Regional Economic Development, University of Central Greece. During his studies, he was Scholar of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, Scholar of the University of Oxford, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Scholar(Scholarships of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affars), Scholar of the Despotidou-Tsagka Foundation, Greece and Scholar of the Greek Foundation of State Scholarships(IKY). He was a part-time law lecturer at the Law School, University of Buckingham and a law tutor at the Oxford University Programme for Undergraduate Studies(OPUS), University of Oxford. He also taught at the Department of Statistics and Insurance Science, University of Piraeus. Additionally, he was Academic Student Coordinator of the Financial Law Discussion Group, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Moreover, he acted as an assistant Legal Advisor (LEGAD) for the NATO Deployable Corps Headquarter at Thessaloniki, Greece (NDC-GR). He participated in workshops of the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument (TAIEX) managed by the Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission. He is the author of the following monograph published by Kluwer: Thomas Papadopoulos ‘EU Law and the Harmonization of Takeovers in the Internal Market’, European Monographs Series, 2010, (Kluwer). His articles were published in many top international law journals. Some of his publications are included in his SSRN Author Page:

Research Interest

ommercial Law, Company Law and Corporate Governance, Financial Law, Capital Markets Law-Securities Regulation, Competition Law, Insolvency Law, Banking Law, European Union Law, Internal Market Law and European Economic Law.


  • ‘Cyprus company law: board neutrality and breakthrough in takeovers’ Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, LexisNexis- London (2013) 257-259.

  • ‘Acquisition of corporate control and clear criteria in the adjustment of the mandatory bid price’ Law and Financial Markets Review, Hart Publishing-Oxford (2013) 97-106

  • ‘Privatized companies, golden shares and property ownership in the Euro crisis era: A discussion after Commission v. Greece.’ European Company and Financial Law Review, De Gruyter-Berlin (2015) 1-18

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