Lucila De Almeida


Ph.D. Researcher

Email: [email protected]

Languages: English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish


Lucila de Almeida is a Postdoc Fellow at University of Helsinki and PhD Candidate at EUI (defence on 23rd May). She joined the University of Helsinki in January 2017 to carry out investigations on the External Dimension of European Private Law (EDEPL) Project funded by FiDiPro/Academy of Finland. Her fields of research is Private Law Theory, European Private Law (Internal and External Dimensions), and Transnational Private Law with focus on Energy Markets. At University of Helsinki, Lucila founded and lectures the course on External Dimension of European Private Law.

From 2013 to 2017, Lucila developed her PhD at EUI as Research Associate to the European Regulatory Private Law (ERPL) Project hosted by EUI and fully funded by European Research Council (ERC). Along the PhD Thesis, she had alo been Assistant Editor of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL) and International Journal of Constitutional Law (I.CON), and Management Editor of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS).

Lucila holds LLM from EUI, MA in Law and Development from FGV Direito São Paulo, and BA from the Brazilian Federal University UFRN. Before joining the ERPL/ERC Project, she also assisted research projects funded by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (TEKES) on Transnational Private Law.


With the thesis entitled “Integration through Self-standing European Private Law: Insights from the Internal Point of View to Harmonization in Energy Market”, Lucila claims the European Private Law in regulated markets has evolved to a self-standing analytical model, which can be explained by reconciling the linguistic framework proposed by postmodern philosophy of law and the ongoing debate over Harmonization. The private law dimension of EU Energy Law is the blueprint to test her claim.