Jelena is a Lecturer in European and Comparative Law within the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta. Before joining the University of Malta in 2016 she had read the degrees of Ph.D. at King’s College London, LL.M in European and International Law at London Metropolitan University and LL.B at the Moscow State University. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the EU Member States’ compliance with judgments of the CJEU on so-called ‘Golden Share’ cases. Jelena’s academic interests lie broadly in the areas of financial law and regulation, EU law, corporate law and the law of the Internal Market, with a particular focus on regulation of cross-border investment. Her research often takes a transnational, European or comparative perspective and applies an interdisciplinary approach to law.
Prior to joining the University, Jelena worked with an environmental NGO as EU Policy Researcher and as an in-house counsel with a Latvian software development company.
Jelena is a an Associate of King’s College London (AKC), a member of the editorial board for King’s Student Law Review (KSLR) and a member of Society of Legal Scholars(SLS).
Golden Share protectionism’, presentation of research results and outlining future research potential for the panel of academics representing Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh, 14 May 2015
‘Resistance to Compliance: Is there a future for Golden Shares within the EU?’, International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC), King’s College London, 14 April 2014
‘Regulating the Behaviour of European Member States: Golden Shares and Compliance’, Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Research Conference, Regulating Behavior: Law, Theory and Practice, University of Birmingham, September 2012