Senior Research Fellow

Nikitas Hatzimihail


Nikitas Hatzimihail is Professor of Private Law, Comparative Law and Legal History at the Department of Law and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences at the University of Cyprus. He obtained his law degree with first-class honours from the University of Athens (1995) and continued with graduate and doctoral studies at Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1997; S.J.D. 2002), receiving twice the Addison-Brown commencement prize. Prior to his appointment at the University of Cyprus (2006), Hatzimihail worked as a visiting associate professor at the University of Oklahoma and as a senior research fellow at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.). He also organized and taught courses and seminars at Harvard Law School and Vietnam National University at Hanoi. He has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Bremen and Cambridge University. Professor Hatzimihail is the founder and director of the series Cyprus Law: Theory and Practice (Nomiki Bibliothiki). He has authored dozens of articles for international journals and collections of essays. He has authored or edited numerous books in Greek and English, with 7 different international publishers, including the monograph Preclassical Conflict of Laws (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2021) and the collections of essays Cross-Border Class Actions: The European Way? (Sellier, 2013) και EU Civil Litigation and Third Countries: Which Way Forward? (Nomos/Hart, 2021). His research interests focus on international commercial law and dispute resolution, comparative law, the history of institutions and the administration of justice system.