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Dr Kyriaki Noussia

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Kyriaki Noussia is a Senior Lecturer (E&R). Prior to that (2010-2015) she has worked as a counsel in arbitrations and as an arbitrator. Outside arbitrations, she has regularly advised legally on various areas of law, most notably on maritime, energy, environmental, insurance and reinsurance law issues

In 2018 she was recipient of the prestigious Exeter - Tsinghua Fellowship and visited Tsinghua University (Law School) in Beijing (China). In 2013 she has been a Fulbright (Greece) Visiting Research Scholar and a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Research Grant Holder at the Columbia Law School (NY, USA). Between 2007 & 2010 she has been a holder of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (University of Hamburg & Max Planck Institute for Private Law, Hamburg, Germany). In 2004-2007 she was a C.S.E.T. Lecturer in Law (University of Birmingham, UK). She has been a visiting academic at universities in Australia, Turkey, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, the United States and China.

Dr Kyriaki Noussia has a PhD in Marine Insurance Law from the University of Southampton (UK). She previously received an LLM in International Trade Law from the University of Essex (UK) and an LLB (Ptychion) from the University of Athens (Greece). She is a Greek Barrister with the Athens Bar Association (since 1997) and is licensed to appear before the Greek Supreme Court and the Conseil d’ Etat (since2012).   

Dr. Kyriaki Noussia is a member of a number of professional bodies and scientific societies:

  • Barrister – Athens Bar Association, Athens, Greece (since 1995)
  • Fellow of the HEA (UK) (since 2007)
  • British Maritime Law Association (UK) (since 2002)
  • Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) (Australia) (since 2006)
  • Hellenic Insurance Law Association (HILA) (Greece) (since 2010)
  • International Insurance Law Association (AIDA) (since 2006)
  • Society of Legal Scholars (UK) (since 2002)
  • European Law Institute (ELI ) (Austria) (since 2014)

Within the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA) she has many roles. In 2014 at the World Congress in Rome she was elected to sit as a member of its Presidential Council. In 2018 at the AIDA Rio XV World Congress (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) she was elected as one of the 4 Vice Presidents of AIDA World, representing Europe. She is also the Chair of the Working Party on General Principles of Insurance Law & the Secretary of the Working Party on Distribution of Insurance Products and Co-chairs with Prof. Pierpaolo Marano (Milan, Italy) the AIDA Europe Scientific Committee. She is also the co-editor with Prof. Pierpaolo Marano (Milan, Italy) of the AIDA Europe Series on Insurance Law and Regulation (Springer Verlag).

 

Dr. Noussia welcomes applications from students interested in carrying out research in insurance and reinsurance law, arbitration law, oil and gas law, environmental law, and private and public maritime law.

Research group links

Research interests

·        Private  Maritime Law (especially Marine Insurance & Carriage of Goods By Sea)

·        Public  Maritime Law (delimitation issues, expropriation issues, sustainable ocean governance and policy, migration by sea and legal consequences)

·        Law of the Sea (delimitation issues, expropriation issues, sustainable ocean governance and policy, migration by sea and legal consequences)

·        Insurance & Reinsurance Law

·        Arbitration Law (notably international commercial arbitration, oil & gas arbitration, construction arbitration, maritime arbitration, investment arbitration)

·        Energy Law (Oil & Gas, sustainable expropriation of nmatural resources, climate change in the Arctic and expropriation)

·        Environmental Law (especially climate change, sustainable development and expropriation of natural resources, environmental pollution liability and insurance)

 

·        Artificial Intelligence (AI ) & the Law (especially InsurTech, autonomous vehicles / connected  autonomous vehicles, automated transportation (vessels, drones, cars))

 

As stated above Dr. Kyriaki Noussia has research interests in arbitration, private and publica maritime law, law of the  sea, insurance and reinsurance law,  energy law, environmental law and AI and the law. Given the phenomenal amount of fires in the Arctic and all over the world in 2019 and the rapid ice melting, her research has lately shifted towards exploring legal issues related to environmental law, the Arctic and climate change. More specifically, she is interested in the ways in which climate change will affect the way of living for indigenous Arctic people as well as how - when expropriation occurs in new areas that will emerge from the melting of the ices - this can be done in a sustainable way and how insurance can help mitigate the results of accidents in such expropriation operations (e.g. oil spills caused by cyber threats etc.) 

 

Research group links

 

·        Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law

·        Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter (SCuLE)

·        Centre for European Legal Studies

 

 

Research supervision

Dr. Noussia is willing to provide Ph.D. supervision mainly in the areas of:

 

  • insurance law; reinsurance law
  • private maritime law (marine insurance; carriage of goods by sea)
  • public maritime law (delimitation issues, expropriation issues, sustainable ocean governance and policy, migration by sea and legal consequences)
  •  law of the sea (delimitation issues, expropriation issues, sustainable ocean governance and policy, migration by sea and legal consequences)
  • environmental law (especially climate change, sustainable development and expropriation of natural resources, environmental pollution liability and insurance)
  • energy law (oil and gas; EU energy law)
  • arbitration law (oil and gas; investment; construction; shipbuilding; maritime)
  • artificial intelligence (AI) & the law (especially InsurTech, autonomous vehicles / connected  autonomous vehicles, automated transportation (vessels, drones, cars)).

Research students

Currently Supervising:

1.      Ho Jeong, Dan: Study on the Establishment of Integrated International Governance for the Marine Litter (starting date 23/9/2019) (1st Supervisor)

2.       Firinciogullari, Feray: Direct Actions against P&I Clubs (starting date 23/9/2019) (1st Supervisor)

3.      Al Muqaimi, Mohammed: Standards of Investment Protection. Expropriation - Fair & Equitable Treatment: A Critical Analysis (starting date 07/01/2020) (1st Supervisor)

4.       Lafey, Callum: How revolutionary new technologies, automating and simplifying the shipping process, will fit into shipping’s ancient legal and regulatory regime? (1+3 ESRC SWDTP Scholarship, starting in Sept. 2019) (1st Supervisor)

5.      Lam, Lok Fu: Ascertaining loss of profit claims under different standard form of construction contracts in Hong Kong (MPH Legal Practice (PT DL)) (1st Supervisor)

6.      Bouvery, Louise: Lex Petrolea, arbitration and other alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (ADRMs) in Oil and Gas Investment Contracts: A Critical Analysis. (1st Supervisor)

7.      Choi, Junghwan: The Prevention of Marine pollution from ships in The Yellow sea: Assessing the need for the establishment of a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA). (1st Supervisor)

8.      Nedeva, Stanislava: Investor v Host State in Oil And Gas Investment Agreements: A Case for Good Faith, Jurisdiction and Arbitrability For A Stable INvestment Environment" (1st Supervisor)

9.      Wang, Chang: The impact of Chinese Arbitration law and services on international arbitration law and practice. (1st Supervisor)

10.   Wali, Emmanuel: The Impact of Jurisdictional Competence in ICSID Arbitration on Investment Contracts and Disputes. (2nd Supervisor)

11.   Pearse, Martin: The impact of digitisation on commercial litigation practice (2nd Supervisor)

 

Completed Supervision:

·        Corlu, Huseyin: The Application of Anti-Manipulation Law to EU Wholesale Energy markets and Its Interplay With Competition Law (defended and PhD awarded  with no corrections (summa cum laude equivalent) on 28/9/2017)

 

 

Other information

Dr. Kyriaki Noussia has been the holder of various scholarships, honours and awards:

 

  • (2018): Election as one of the 4 Vice Presidents of AIDA (International Insurance Law Association) World – XVth World Congress (Oct. 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), representing Europe (in office initially for 2018-2022).
  • (2018): Exeter- Tsinghua Fellowship (Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China)
  • (2019, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011): Alexander von Humboldt Return Short-Term Return Research Grant :Max Planck Institute for Private Law, Hamburg, Germany.
  •  (2014): Election as a Member of the Presidential Council of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA) – XIVth World Congress (Sept. 2014, Rome, Italy).
  •  (2014): Appointment as the Chair of the Working Party on Principles of Insurance Law of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA) – XIVth World Congress (Sept. 2014, Rome, Italy).
  • (2013): BILA (British Insurance Law Association) shortlisting for the Book of the Year Prize: for the book “Reinsurance Arbitrations”, Springer Publications, Monograph (published in Dec. 2013) .
  • (2013): BILA (British Insurance Law Association) Prize Award 2013 for my contribution ““A Legal and Regulatory Definition of Insurance: Different Common Law and Civil Law Approaches" in the book of K. Lazarus & J. Burling (Eds.) "Research Handbook on International Insurance Law & Regulation", Edward Elgar Publishing & Lloyds of London (2012) 
  • (2013): Fulbright (Greece) Visiting Research Scholar: Columbia Law School March-April 2013.
  • (2013): Stavros Niarchos Foundation Research Grant: Columbia Law School March-April 2013.
  • (2007-2010): Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow: University of Hamburg, Law Faculty, Hamburg, Germany & Max Planck Institute for Private Law, Hamburg, Germany. 
  • (2005): British Academy Small Research Grant: University of Sydney, Law Faculty (Sydney, NSW, Australia) & University of Wollongong, Law Faculty (Wollongong, NSW, Australia)
  •  (2002, 2006, 2011, 2012): Max Planck Society Research Grant: Max Planck Institute for Private Law, Hamburg, Germany.
  • (2002-2003): Norwegian Research Council Research Award: Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Oslo, Norway.  

External impact and engagement

IMPACT

IMPACT CASE STUDY (together with Professor Rob Merkin QC, and Mr Peter Tyldesley) : "UK Insurance Law Reform: Impact on the national and international Consumer and Commercial Insurance markets."

OTHER IMPACT: Reinsurance Arbitrations. My book on Reinsurance Arbitrations was used as one of the primary sources used for a project lead by Prof. H. Heiss (Zurich University Law School) and a team of renowned academics and titled PRICL. "Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law". The report of this project is a paper written by Prof. Helmut Heiss and title "From Contract Certainty to Legal Certainty for Reinsurance Transactions: The Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law (PRICL), and it has been published at the Journal Scandinavian Studies in Law, Volume 64 (2018) 91 - 114.

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS 

(2020) VIAF Award:  Prof.  Liang Chen (Fudan University, Law School) visiting Exeter Law School in Jan. 2020

(2018) OMAF Exeter Tsinghua Fellowship (Tsinghua University, China, September 2018) – research in arbitration 

(2017) Innovation Fund Grant – together with Prof. Rob Merkin and Mr. Peter Tyldesley (Workshops around the world to disseminate the impact of the Insurance Act 2015: Athens (Dec. 2016), Taipei (April 2018), Tel Aviv (April 2018) 

(2016) ESRC IAA (Cultivation Award) – together with Prof. Rob Merkin and Mr. Peter Tyldesley (Workshop in Bristol, UK to disseminate the impact of the Insurance Act 2015: Bristol (April 2017) 

 

 

Biography

  

Kyriaki Noussia is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter Law School. She has a PhD in Marine Insurance Law from the University of Southampton. She previously received an LLM in International Trade Law from the University of Essex and an LLB from the University of Athens. Kyriaki is a Greek Barrister with the Athens Bar Association (since 1997) and is licensed to appear before the Supreme Court and the Conseil d’ Etat (since 2012).

Kyriaki Noussia has held prestigious fellowships and awards such as the Exeter – Tsinghua Fellowship (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2018), the Fulbright Visiting Scholar award (Columbia Law School in New York, 2013) and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (University of Hamburg Law School and Max Planck Institute for Private Law, 2008-2010). She has been a visiting academic at universities in Australia, Turkey, Italy, Greece, China, Latin America and the United States.

Kyriaki Noussia has expertise in insurance and reinsurance law, international commercial arbitration law, investment arbitration law, maritime law, energy law, oil and gas law, environmental law, AI and the law, and is happy to supervise Ph.D. students in the above areas. 

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