Ms Despoina Eleftheriou is a Greek lawyer, admitted to the Thessaloniki Bar.
She studied law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Faculty of Law, followed by an LLM in International Studies from which she graduated with Honours. In November 2019 she graduated cum laude from the University of Amsterdam with an LLM in International Criminal Law (Joint program with Columbia University in the City of New York).
In February 2020, Ms Eleftheriou joined the Defence team for Mr Charles Blé Goudé before the International Criminal Court as a Case Manager. In September 2020, she joined the Defence team for Mr Patrice-Édouard Ngaïssona, which is led by lead counsel prof. Knoops, as a Legal Consultant and in April 2022 she became a Case Manager.
Prior to her joining the Defence at the International Criminal Court, Ms Eleftheriou worked as a trainee lawyer at L. Trampa and Associates, based in Thessaloniki (Greece), dealing mostly with civil, criminal and administrative law cases.