Dr. Manolis Perakis is assistant professor in EU law at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. He studied law at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the University College London. He holds a Ph.D. in EU law writing his dissertation on the question of the EU Court’s judicial activism within the framework of EU governance. In the past he has worked as a legal assistant in the cabinet of the EU Court’s President Dr. V. Skouris in Luxembourg. He is Attorney-at-Law since 2003.