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Lucila de Almeida

Visiting Fellow

Lucila is a postdoctoral researcher and in the Institute of International Economic Law (KATTI), and lecturer in the Master in International Business Law, both at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki.

Along the Visiting Fellowship at Florence School of Regulation, Lucila seeks to make her way back towards the studies of energy law in Brazil, using EU as a comparative reference. She is currently writing the book on “Energy Law: Brazil” for the Encyclopedia of International Law Series (forthcoming by Kluwer International Law). In parallel she is also co-editing the book “Sustainable Consumption: the rights to the healthy environment” (forthcoming by Springer) with 33 contributions written by legal scholars from 11 different countries, most of them from Latin America.

She received her Ph.D. in May 2017 at the Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI) after defending the thesis entitled “Integration through Self-standing European Private Law: Insights from the Internal Point of View to Harmonization in the Energy Market”. Her thesis was fully funded by the European Research Council as part of the European Private Regulatory Project (ERC-ERPL Project), which sought to investigate the impact of EU law into the private relationships of regulated markets. Prior the ERC-ERPL Project, Lucila have been associate researcher in projects funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (TEKES), and recently joined the project on the Transformation of Private Law beyond Europe funded by the Academy of Finland.

Lucila also holds LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Law at EUI, M.A. in Law and Development at Law School of São Paulo of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and LL.B in Law at the Brazilian Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. She has license to practice law in Brazil and Portugal. Throughout her academic career, she has been member of Editorial Boards of two Oxford legal journals, European Journal of International Law and International Journal of Constitutional Law, as well as Managing Editor of European Journal of Legal Studies.