Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Dr Lucila de Almeida joined the University of Helsinki in January 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher to carry out investigations in the research project ‘Transformation of Private Law Beyond Europe’ with focus on energy markets. She is also a Lecturer in the master programme in International Business Law, is a faculty member in the Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science (HELSUS) and collaborator in the InterTran Research Group for Sustainable Law and Business. Since September 2018, Lucila holds a double-affiliation with the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, where she is a Research Associate at the Florence School of Regulation Energy & Climate and co-Director of the Online Executive Training entitled "Regulatory Delivery".


Lucila wrote her Ph.D. thesis while an associate researcher in the ERC–ERPL Project on the Foundations of European Private Law at European University Institute (EUI), where she developed the theory on the private law sphere of EU Energy Law. She is the author of the entry for “Brazil” in the Encyclopaedia of International Laws on Energy Law (Kluwer International Law 2019), and co-editor of the books “Sustainable Consumption” (Springer 2019), and "Transformation of Economic Law" (Hart Publishing 2019).


Lecturer in.

European Private Energy Law, OIK-P422 (sole).

Foundations of EU Law, IBL-420 (co-teaching).



2017 - Ph.D. (EUI) fully financed by ERPL/ERC Grant

2013 - LL.M. (EUI) fully financed by EUI Hans Kelsen Grant for the five top LL.M. candidates

2011 - M.A. (São Paulo School of Law of FGV), based-merit scholarship Mario Henrique Simons

2009 - LL.B. (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte) fee scholarship by Brazilian Federal Government


Editorial Board Member

2018-present Editorial Council at Revista DESC - Direito, Economia e Sociedade Contemporânea

2012-present Senior Editor at European Journal of Legal Studies;

2013-2014 - Managing Editor at European Journal of Legal Studies;

2012-2013 - Head of Section of Comparative Law at European Journal of Legal Studies;

2015-2016 - Assistant Editor at European Journal of International Law (Oxford journal);

2014-2015 - Assistant Editor at International Journal of Constitutional Law (Oxford Journal).

Referee "ad hoc"

Revista Direito GV, and Review of European Administrative Law (REALaw).


Externally Financed Research Projects (affiliated as Associate Research)

2017-present - FidiPro Programme/Academy of Finland to External Dimension of European Private Law

2013-2016 - European Research Council to European Regulatory Private Law Project 

2012 - TEKES to Transnational Governance by Contracts and System-level of Innovation

2011 - Inter-American Development Bank to Transnational Governance by Contracts


Visiting Positions

2018 Fall - Global Fellow, Global College of Law, Université Catholique de Louvain

2018 Spring - Visiting Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI

2017 Summer - Visiting Fellow, Centre of Regulation and Infrastructure, FGV Rio de Janeiro

2014 Summer - Visiting Researcher, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge 

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Integration through Self-Standing European Private Law: insights from the internal point of view to harmonization in Energy Market, European University Institute

1 Sept 201323 May 2017

Award Date: 23 May 2017

Comparative, European and International Law, LLM, Market State, EU and Energy Law: a case study on bioethanol production, European University Institute

1 Sept 201227 Sept 2013

Award Date: 27 Sept 2013

Law and Development, Academic Master, As Duas Faces da Petrobras: a Persistência Dinâmica da Empresa Estatal no Arranjo Jurídico Brasileiro, FGV Direito São Paulo

1 Aug 20095 Aug 2011

Award Date: 5 Aug 2011

Law, BA, Fundos Soberanos de Riqueza: Princípios e Práticas Aceitáveis no Âmbito Internacional, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

1 Aug 20036 Aug 2009

Award Date: 6 Aug 2009

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Contract Law
  • European Private Law
  • Transnational Private Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Energy Law
  • Enviromental Law