dr. (Alina) EA Ontanu

Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Law Civil Law
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
L7-010
Telephone
+31104081504
Email
ontanu@law.eur.nl

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Elena Alina Ontanu is an Assistant professor of Private International Law and a Researcher affiliated with Research Institute on Judicial Systems National Research Council of Italy. Before moving to academia, she worked as a financial law lawyer in Romania. Alina graduated in 2007 in Romanian law (University of Bucharest Law School), in French and European law (Maîtrise and Master 1, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), and in management of public administrations (Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest). She obtained her LL.M in 2008 in International, Comparative, and European Law (Master 2, University Toulouse 1 Capitole). She obtained her thesis on European uniform procedures from Erasmus School of Law. In addition to her doctoral…

Elena Alina Ontanu is an Assistant professor of Private International Law and a Researcher affiliated with Research Institute on Judicial Systems National Research Council of Italy. Before moving to academia, she worked as a financial law lawyer in Romania. Alina graduated in 2007 in Romanian law (University of Bucharest Law School), in French and European law (Maîtrise and Master 1, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), and in management of public administrations (Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest). She obtained her LL.M in 2008 in International, Comparative, and European Law (Master 2, University Toulouse 1 Capitole). She obtained her thesis on European uniform procedures from Erasmus School of Law. In addition to her doctoral research, Alina has contributed to various other research projects. She often works on multidisciplinary projects, conducting comparative and empirical research. Her research interests focus on European uniform procedures and civil litigation, national special procedures for debt recovery, securing access to justice in a transnational context, protection of parties procedural rights, cross-border enforcement, digitalisation of civil procedure, quality of justice, and the EU Justice Scoreboard.

      • E.A. Ontanu (2017). Cross-Border Debt Recovery in the EU. A Comparative and Empirical Study on the Use of the European Uniform Procedures (Ius Commune Europaeum, 159). Antwerpen: Intersentia
      • E.A. Ontanu & M. Velicogna (2019). EU Judicial Procedures and Case Law Databases: What’s Going On and What May Lay Ahead? In G. Peruginell & S. Faro (Eds.), Knowledge of the Law in the Big Data Age (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 317) (pp. 250-261). The Netherlands: IOS Press
      • E.A. Ontanu (2019). Court and Out-of-court Procedures: In Search of a Comprehensive Framework for Consumers’ Access to Justice in Cross-border Litigation. In L. Cadiet, B. Hess & M. Requejo Isidro (Eds.), Privatizing Dispute Resolution. Trends and Limits (Studies of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, 18) (pp. 49-78). Germany: Nomos
      • E.A. Ontanu, F. Contini & M. Velicogna (2018). How many cases? Assessing the comparability of EU Judicial datasets. In C.A. C.A. D’Alessandro & C. Marchese (Eds.), Ius Dicere in a Globalized World. A Comparative Overview (pp. 497-537). Roma: Rome TrePress
      • E.A. Ontanu (2017). Incorporating European Uniform Procedures into the National Procedural Systems and Practice: Best Practices a Solution for Harmonious Application. In B Hess & X.E Kramer (Eds.), From Common Rules to Best Practices in European Civil Procedure (pp. 459-480). Baden-Baden: Nomos
      • X.E. Kramer & E.A. Ontanu (2014). The Dutch perspective on cross-border small claims litigation: guarded optimism and pragmatism, a normative and empirical approach. In Nanette Neuwahl & Said Hammamoun (Eds.), The European Small Claims Procedure and the Philosophy of Small Change (La procédure européenne des petites créances ou la gestion d’un changement progressif) (pp. 7-35). Montréal: Les Éditions Thémis
      • E.A. Ontanu (2019). [Bespreking van het boek Cross-Border Litigation in Europe]. Common Market Law Review, 56(4), 1159-1162.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2019, juli 18). International Commercial Courts Addressing the Needs of Cross-Border Litigation or Aiming that Way? Shanghai, China, International Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution and Judicial Cooperation in Asia Pacific.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2019, september 27). Discussant at Cross-Border Recovery in the EU. Application of the “second generation” regulations I France and Luxembourg. Luxembourg, Cross-Border Debt Recovery in the EU. Application of the “second generation” regulations in France and Luxembourg.
        • R. Amato, E.A. Ontanu & M. Velicogna (2019, september 4). Exploring the Complexity of Cross-Border Judicial Procedures: The Case of the Service of Documents. Wroclaw, Poland, ECPR General Conference.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2019, september 12). The Abolition of Exequatur in Cross-Broder Enforcement: When EU Rules Encounter National Practices. The Example of the Brussels I-bis and the European Order for Payment. Munchen, Germany, 8th Conference of the Journal of Private International Law.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, juli 1). Court and out-of-court procedures: in search of a comprehensive framework for consumers’ access to justice in cross-border litigation. Luxembourg, Privatizing Dispute Resolution and Its Limits, 3rd IAPL-MPI Post-Doctoral Summer School on European and Comparative Procedural Law.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, augustus 23). The Application of Brussels I Bis in the Practice of EU Member States. Empirical Findings. T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands, Expert Meeting on the Application of Brussels I Bis.
        • E.A. Ontanu & M. Velicogna (2018, oktober 11). EU Judicial Procedures and Case Law Databases: What’s Going On and What May Lay Ahead? Florence, Italy, Knowledge of Law in the Big Data Age - Law via the Internet 2018 Conference.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, oktober 23). European Uniform Procedures. Empowering Citizens and Businesses to Claim and Enforce Their Rights in Cross-Border Litigation. Ferrara, Italy, Private International Law Course Guest Lecture, University of Ferrara.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, juni 16). Comparing Judicial Performance of EU Member States. An Assessment of the European Justice Scoreboard. Hamburg, Germany, 5th Economic Analysis of Litigation Workshop.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, juni 22). Legal, material, spatial and temporal dimensions in EU Cross-Border e-Justice procedures. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, New Ways of Working (NWW): Rematerializing Organizations in the Digital Age.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, oktober 22). Riconoscimento ed Esecuzione delle Decisioni Transfrontaliere nell’ambito del Regolamento Bruxelles I-bis. Prospettive Teoriche e Pratiche. Rovigo, Italy, Le Regole Europee sulla Competenza Giurisdizionale e il Riconoscimento delle Sentenze.
        • E.A. Ontanu & E. van Gelder (2018, september 7). A Consumers’ Crisis in EU Civil Procedure. Exploring Pathways to Ensure Consumer Access to Justice in the EU Internal Market. London, United Kingdom, Law in Troubled Times, The Society of Legal Scholars 2018, 109th Annual Conference.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, september 26). Encoding Justice: A Quest for Access to Justice via e-Handling in Cross-Border Litigation. The Example of the European Uniform Procedures. Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg, Current Challenges for EU Cross-Border Litigation in a Changing Procedural Environment Colloquium.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, juni 8). ESCP in France. Luxembourg, Cross-Border Debt Recovery in the EU. Application of the “second generation” regulations in France and Luxembourg.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, april 4). In Search of Certainty for Financial Operations. Ferrara, Italy, In Search of Certainty for Financial Operations, Voluntary Assignment and Contract Subrogation under Private International Law Conference.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2018, april 13). Discussant for ICT Panel. Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, Early Career Scholars Conference ‘New Business Models and Globalized Markets: Rethinking public and Private Responsabilities’.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2017, januari 12). Cross-Border Debt Recovery: Uniform European Procedures vs. National Procedures. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Erasmus School of Law PhD Poster Presentation.
        • E.A. Ontanu, M. Velicogna & F. Contini (2017, juni 17). How Many Cases? A Journey Around the Meaningfulness of Cross-Country Comparison of Case Data in the EU. Napoli, Italia, XXIV Bi-Annual Colloquium of the Italian Association of Comparative Law (AIDC), Ius Dicere in A Globalized World.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2017, juli 7). EU Justice Scoreboard: Steps Towards A Comprehensive Approach to Quality Evaluation. Copenhagen, Denmark, International Society of Public Law ICON-S Conference: Courts, Powers, Public Law.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2016, juni 10). National Report for Romania. EU Commission Study on the Impact of National Civil Procedure. Luxembourg, Meeting of the Consortium and National Reporters Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2014, november 21). Uniform European Procedures: a Way to Efficient Cross-Border Litigation and Enforcement? A Comparative and Empirical Research. Bucharest, Romania, Practical Exercises in Implementing the Judicial Cooperation Instruments in Civil and Commercial Matters, Final Conference.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2014, mei 27). Uniform European Procedures: a Way to Efficient Cross-Border Litigation and Enforcement? A Comparative and Empirical Research. Bologna, Italy, Presentation at Research Institute on Judicial Systems (IRSiG-CNR).
        • X.E. Kramer & E.A. Ontanu (2013, juni 19). National Application of European Civil Procedures: An Empirical Approach. Rotterdam, Emirical Legal Studies at Erasmus School of Law (ELS at ESL).
        • E.A. OntanuUniform European Procedures: a Way to Efficient Cross-Border Litigation and Enforcement? A Comparative and Empirical Research. Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, Poster Presentation.
        • X.E. Kramer & E.A. Ontanu (2012, mei 25). Cross-border small claims litigation: The Dutch perspective: guarded optimism and pragmatism. Istanbul, Turkey, Conference 'The Future of International Small Claims Litigation'.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2012, november 30). National experiences with the European Small Claims Procedure. Amsterdam, Ius Commune Conference 2012.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2019, juli 11). The European Small Claims Procedure. Thessaloniki, Greece, European Civil Procedure, EJTN.
        • E.A. Ontanu (2019, september 25). Electronic documents. Thessaloniki, Greece, Service of Documents and Taking of Evidence Abroad, EJTN.
        • E.A. Ontanu & M. Velicogna (2019, juni 28). How much litigation? The challenge of comparing EU Member States judicial data. Onati, Spain, Too Much Litigation? Facts, Reasons, Consequences.
      • A.A. Bootsma, R.S. Gauthier, E.A. Ontanu & E. Pannebakker (Ed.). (2013). PhD Guide 2013 Erasmus School of Law. Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Law
      • E.A. Ontanu (2018). Encoding Justice: A Quest for Access to Justice via e-Handling of Cross-Border Litigation. The 50th Anniversary of the European Law of Civil Procedure: Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg (2018, september 27 - 2018, september 28).
      • E.A. Ontanu (2017). Presentation: 'The European Account Preservation Order'. Conference on English Legal Terminology in the Application of Instruments of EU Law: Ljubljana (2017, november 13).
      • E.A. Ontanu (2016). Presentation 'Incorporating EOP and ESCP in the national procedural system and practice'. Conference From Common Rules to Best Practices: Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2016, juni 25).
      • M. Velicogna, G. Lupo & E.A. Ontanu (2015). Presentation 'Simplifying Access to Justice in Cross-Border Litigation, the National Practices and the Limits of the EU Procedures. The Service of Documents Example'. Annual Conference 2015 of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA), Permanent Study Group XVIII: Justice and Court Administration: Toulouse, France (2015, augustus 26).
      • L.M. van Bochove & E.A. Ontanu (2013). Noot bij: Hof van Justitie. (2012, december 13), TvC 2013-6, Zaaknr. C-215/11, (Szyrocka/SiGer Technologie GmbH). p.285-293.
  • European Private International Law

    Title
    European Private International Law
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (master) (master) (master) (master) (master)

    Research & Writing Skills

    Title
    Research & Writing Skills
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (master)

    Research & Writing Skills

    Title
    Research & Writing Skills
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (master)

    Research & Writing Skills (ITL)

    Title
    Research & Writing Skills (ITL)
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (master)

    Nationaal en internationaal procederen

    Title
    Nationaal en internationaal procederen
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (master) (master)

    Private International Law Moot

    Title
    Private International Law Moot
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (master)

    Research and Writing Skills (IABL)

    Title
    Research and Writing Skills (IABL)
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (master)

    Scriptie master Privaatrecht

    Title
    Scriptie master Privaatrecht
    Year
    2019

    Master thesis International Trade Law

    Title
    Master thesis International Trade Law
    Year
    2019
  • Assistant Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Law
    Department
    Civil Law
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    +31104081504
  • IRSIG-CNR

    Additional Information
    Research collaboration regarding me-Codex project, focusing on Regulations 655/2014 and 1393/2007 (EAPO and Service Regulations) IRSiG-CNR is located in Bologna, Italy
    Role
    Research collaboration
    Obtained Wage
    yes
    Start date approval
    Apr/2018
    End date approval
    Nov/2018

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Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

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