Alina holds an LLM in international law (Dist.) from the University of Cambridge, St John’s College, where she studied as an A. Gazis Trust scholar and was awarded the McAulay Scholarship and the Jacovides Prize for excellence in academic performance. She also holds an LLB (Honours) from the University of Athens (A. Papadakis Trust Scholar) and a Minor in Finance from the American College of Greece (SNF Foundation Scholar). She has also studied international business at Harvard University, international commercial arbitration at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and at the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris, where she was awarded the Laureate of the Academy Prize.

She has experience practicing public international law and international arbitration at leading law firms in London, UK. Before commencing her graduate studies, she interned at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at a top-tier Greek law firm specializing in banking and finance. She has also delivered lectures, presented and published on international investment law and arbitration topics. 

Her research interests include public international law and dispute settlement, international economic law, international arbitration, corruption in international transactions, international economics and finance. She is fluent in Greek (native), English, French, reads Spanish and has basic knowledge of German.

e-mail: alina.papanastasiou[at]gmail[dot]com