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Eleni  Magklasi

Dr Eleni Magklasi

Lecturer in Commercial Law

Research interests

  • Law


Dr Eleni (Lena) Magklasi is a Lecturer in Commercial Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. She is also an Attorney-at-Law and a Member of the Athens Bar Association. She obtained her PhD in International Commercial Law from the University of Southampton with full scholarship from the School of Law.

Dr Magklasi has an LLM in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton with a distinction in both the module of International Commercial Arbitration (LLM) and the dissertation in the same subject area. She holds an LLB from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Dr Magklasi was admitted to the Law School of Athens with distinction (among the top students) and was awarded by the Greek State.

Dr Magklasi is teaching on the 6FFLK013 Commercial law module (undergraduate level), and on several modules of the LLM International Corporate and Commercial Law (online) and of the LLM International Financial and Commercial Law (online).

Research Interests

She is particularly interested in conducting research in the area of International Commercial Arbitration, Carriage of Goods by Sea, International Trade Law, Commercial Conflicts of Law, Commercial Law, Oil and Gas, Marine Insurance, Contract Law, E-commerce, EU Law.


Commercial law (LLB)
International Corporate and Commercial Law (LLM)
International Financial and Commercial Law (LLM)

Selected Publications

Decoding the law of incorporation of charter party arbitration clauses into bills of lading and identifying its dimensions - delineating the sui generis status of arbitration clauses, PhD thesis (2017)

No Oral Modification clauses to the test: how relevant are they in the COVID-19 shock and beyond?” Eleni Magklasi, (2020) Volume 12 No. 3 European Journal of Commercial Contract Law pp 59-71 (co-authored with Dr Ioanna Magklasi)

“Shaky” Times For Arbitration Clauses: Rethinking Business Common Sense’ Eleni Magklasi, (2016) 32(1) Arbitration International 199 (OUP) (LCIA)

‘A new channel to the heart of incorporation clauses’ Eleni Magklasi, (2014) 20(6) Journal of International Maritime Law 397

‘Subcontracting jurisdiction: Freight forwarding framework agreement’ Eleni Magklasi, (2014) Shipping and Trade Law (with Dr Ioanna Magklasi)