Dr Lemonia Tsaroucha is a lawyer for the Maritime Safety Unit of the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport since December 2011. She is responsible for civil liability, insurance and compensation matters, and she advises on several aspects of maritime safety regulation and EU external relations linked to maritime transport. She has also been a member of the drafting team of the EU Operational Guidelines on Places of Refuge, adopted in 2015.
She holds a doctorate (PhD) in International Law (Thesis on "Justice and Finality in International Judgments and Awards") from University College London, with a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, an LL.M in Public International Law from University College London, and has studied law at undergraduate level in Greece (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and France (Robert Schuman University of Strasbourg). She was admitted to the Bar in Greece in 2007.