dr. (Alina) E.A. Ontanu

Elena Alina Oncanu 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 is to obtain 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, conflicts of laws, 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.

Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Law Civil Law
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
L7-010
Telephone
Email
ontanu@law.eur.nl

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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

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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 is to obtain 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, conflicts of laws, 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.

      • 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
      • X.E. Kramer & E.A. Ontanu (2013). The functioning of the European Small Claims Procedure in the Netherlands: normative and empirical reflections. Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR), 2013 (3), 319-328. doi: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2331927
      • M. Velicona, G. Lupo & E.A. Ontanu (2017). Simplifying Access to Justice in Cross-Border Litigation, the National Practices and the Limits of the EU Procedures. The Example of the Service of Documents in the Order for Payment Claims. International Journal of Procedural Law, 2017 (1), 93-129.
      • X.E. Kramer & E.A. Ontanu (2013). The functioning of the European Small Claims Procedure in the Netherlands: normative and empirical reflections. Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR), 2013 (3), 319-328. doi: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2331927
      • E.A. Ontanu & E. Pannebakker (2013). Tackling Language Obstacles in Cross-Border Litigation: The European Order for Payment and the European Small Claims Procedure Approach (Republication from Erasmus Law Review). Revista Româna De Drept European (Romanian Review of European Law), 2013 (2), 125-146.
      • E.A. Ontanu & E. Pannebakker (2012). Tackling Language Obstacles in Cross-border Litigation: The European Order for Payment and the European Small Claims Procedure Approach. Erasmus Law Review, 5 (3), 169-186.
      • 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 (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
      • X.E. Kramer, M.L. Tuil, I. Tillema, M.I. Hazelhorst & E.A. Ontanu (2012). Verkrijging van een executoriale titel in incassozaken. (Extern rapport). Den Haag: WODC
      • E.A. Ontanu, M. Velicogna & F. Contini (2017). Something Good? In Search of New Practices to Improve the Quality of Justice in EU. Bologna: IRSIG - CNR Bologna
      • F. Contini, E.A. Ontanu & D. Carnevali (2017). Handle with Care: Assessing and Designing Methods for Evaluation and Development of the Quality of Justice. Bologna: IRSIG - CNR Bologna
      • X.E. Kramer & E.A. Ontanu (2013). Contribution to public Consultation on the European Small Claims Procedure. (Extern rapport). Brussels: European Commission
      • 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, 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 (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, 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).
      • 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. 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 (2013, juni 19). National Application of European Civil Procedures: An Empirical Approach. Rotterdam, Emirical Legal Studies at Erasmus School of Law (ELS at ESL).
      • 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 (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.
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    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Law
    Department
    Civil Law
    Country
    The Netherlands
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