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Aris Georgopoulos

Assistant Professor in Law, Faculty of Social Sciences


Expertise Summary

Dr Aris Georgopoulos is Assistant Professor in European and Public Law at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham and Head of the Innovation, AI, Strategic and Defence Procurement Research Unit of the Public Procure­ment Research Group (PPRG). He is also Co-lead of the Research Unit Public Procurement Human Rights and Social Sustainability. He has been Global Governance Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) of the same Institution. He has been also a Grotius Fel­low at the Law School of the University of Michigan, Visiting Fellow at the University of Castilla la Mancha and at the University of Neuchâtel. He has acted as expert advisor to companies in the area of public/strategic/defence procurement compliance and to national authorities, international organisations and institutions (such as the OECD, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, The European Court of Auditors, The European Trade Union Institute and the USAID,) in the areas of public/defence procurement regulatory reform. His research interests lie in the area of public law, EU Law, public pro­curement law and policy and the intersections of these fields with new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence. He has taught at Universities in the United States, Brazil, China, Colombia, Italy, Ma­laysia, Serbia and Turkey. He is a member of the editorial board of the Public Procurement Law Review and member of the scientific committee of the Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo. He has published widely in the fields of public procurement, strategic procurement, including COVID-19 healthcare procurement, defence procurement law and policy, public law and EU law.

He has received a number of scholarships and awards including funding for projects under the aegis of the British Academy and Innovate UK.

After reading law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Catholic University of Leuven (ER­ASMUS) in Belgium, he read for a PhD at University of Nottingham Law School with a doctoral scholarship by the same academic institution. His PhD thesis re­ceived a special distinction from the European Group of Public Law.

Aris is also founding member of the Greek Public Policy Forum (GPPF) . The GPPF was founded in 2011 as a reaction to the economic crisis, aiming to serve as an 'agora' for criticism, the deconstruction of myths and stereotypes and, above all, the incubation of new policy ideas and proposals for change in Greece and in Europe based on the triptych self-awareness, solutions, means.

His personal blog, is a platform for sharing his thoughts and ideas on issues that trigger his attention in his academic (research/teaching) and advisory/consultancy work.

He speaks Greek, English, French and Spanish and has knowledge of German and Russian.


Twitter: @arisoflawxley


Recent Publications

Recent PhD Students

  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2015. EDA and EU Defence Procurement Integration. In: KARAMPEKIOS, NIKOLAOS and OIKONOMOU, I., eds., The European Defence Agency: Arming Europe Routledge. 118-136
  • ARIS GEORGOPOULOS, 2014. The EU Accession to the ECHR: An Attempt to Explore Possible Implications in the Area of Public Procurement. In: V. KOSTA, N. SKOUTARIS and V. TZEVELEKOS, eds., The EU Accession to the ECHR 48. Hart.
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2011. Revisiting offset practices in European defence procurement: the European Defence Agency's Code of Conduct on Offsets Public Procurement Law Review. 20(1), 29-42
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2010. The New Defence Procurement Directive Enters into Force Public Procurement Law Review. 19(1), NA 1
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2009. Greek Jurisprudence: Lianakis v Dimos Alexandroupolis, No.1794/2008 of the Council of State (Simvoulion tis Epikrateias) Public Procurement Law Review. 18(3), NA 98
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2008. Comment on the Recent Developments in European Defence procurement integration Initiatives Public Procurement Law Review. 17(1), NA 8
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2008. The European Commission Proposal for the Enactment of a Defence Procurement Directive Public Procurement Law Review. 17(3), NA 81
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2008. US Air Force Air Tanker Contract: Revisiting American Protectionism in Defence Procurement? Public Procurement Law Review. 17(4), NA 264
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2007. The European armaments policy: a conditio sine qua non for the European security and defence policy?. In: WHITE, N. and TRYBUS, M., eds., European security law Oxford University Press. 198-222
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2007. Commission’s Interpretative Communication on the Application of Article 296 EC in the field of Defence Procurement Public Procurement Law Review PPLR. (In Press.)
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2006. The European Defence Agency’s Code of Conduct for Armament Acquisitions: A Case of Paramnesia? Public Procurement Law Review, PPLR. 15(2), 51-61
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2005. Exploring the position of smaller member states within the European defence procurement Integration process European Review of Public Law. 17(4), 1513-1538
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A., 2005. Defence procurement and EU law European Law Review. 30(4), 559-572
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2005. The New European Defence Agency: Major Development or Fig Leaf? Public Procurement Law Review, PPLR. 14(2), 103-112
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2005. Contribution to the Consultation process for the establishment of a European Defence Equipment Market The European Commission. Available at: <>
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2005. The Commission’s Green Paper on Defence Procurement” Public Procurement Law Review, PPLR. 14(2), CS 34-38
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2005. Office of Fair Trading Report: The Impact of Public Procurement on Competition Public Procurement Law Review, PPLR. 14(2), CS 48-50
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2005. Public Procurement in the Defence Sector: Competition despite Article 296 EC? In: European Public Procurement Law, Academy of European Law (Europäische Rechtsakademie).
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2005. The Wood Review Public Procurement Law Review, PPLR. 14(2), CS 39-43
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2004. European Defence Procurement Market, a Chimera?: Views on the Future of European Defence Procurement Integration In: 6th European Community Studies Association (ECSA) biennial Conference. 383-403
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2003. Industrial and Market Issues in European defence: the Commission Communication of 2003 on Harmonisation and Liberalisation of Defence Markets Public Procurement Law Review, PPLR. 12, CS 82-89
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, 2000. The Systems of Remedies for Enforcing Public Procurement Rules in Greece: A Critical Overview Public Procurement Law Review, PPLR. 9(2), 75-93
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, An Evaluation of the Recent Initiatives of the European Commission and the Council of Ministers for Enhancing Competition in the European Defence Market In: Public Procurement. (In Press.)
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, The European Constitutional Treaty: A Preliminary Assessment of its Potential Impact on EU-NATO Relations In: 4th Annual Conference Transatlantic Studies Association. (In Press.)
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, Greek Defence Procurement: Current Developments In: Public Procurement. (In Press.)
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, The Changing Legal and Institutional Framework of Armaments Integration/Cooperation in Europe In: European Security and Defence Policy and the Transatlantic Relationship. (In Press.)
  • GEORGOPOULOS, A, European Security and Defense Policy and European Constitution In: 13th International Conference on European Studies, Centre of European Studies. (In Press.)

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