External PhD candidate
Georgios Stathis (1995) is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw) of the Faculty of Law since 2017.
Georgios Stathis (1995) studied Global Law, LL.B. at Tilburg University from 2013 to 2016. During that time, he completed an exchange program at Fundação Getulio Vargas, in São Paulo, participated in the Summer School on Law and Logic with European University Institute and Harvard Law School and won the Innovating Student Challenge 2015 of HiiL Innovating Justice. Alongside he completed internships at KLC Law firm in Athens (GR), at Nicholas & C0. Solicitors in London (UK) and at Gaia Silva Gaede & Associados in São Paulo (BR).
Between 2016 to 2017 he studied International and European Trade and Investment Law, LL.M. at the University of Amsterdam. Throughout his study he was the Chairman of the Amsterdam Student Association of International Law (ASA) and member of the university team at the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court. He also completed an internship at NautaDutilh in Amsterdam (NL).
Since 2017 he is as an external Ph.D. Candidate on Logic, Technology & Law at the Center for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw) of Leiden University. Next to that he participated at Stockholm Treaty Lab, a competition for the promotion of green investments, acted as Research Assistant at the Introduction of the Data Protection Reform to the Judicial System (INFORM) project for eLaw, as well as a Teaching Assistant at the 2018 Honors Class ‘Board the Blockchain Train’ of eLaw and completed an internship at Reynen Court LLC in Amsterdam (NL), a services automation startup for large law firms.
In 2019 he co-founded Venterp BV, a clean energy SaaS startup, whereas he is currently the Managing Director. He has since advised Deltas Planet Earth, a clean technology startup, for Odyssey 2019, a Dutch Gov’t backed blockchain and AI hackathon and was selected for T500 2019 by The Next Web as one of the top 500 digital minds under the age of 26 in the Netherlands.
Georgios speaks English and Greek fluently and understands Dutch, Italian, French and Portuguese. He is self-educated in Python, CSS and HTML. His engagements in public speaking revolve around the topics of logic, technology, law, energy, and entrepreneurship. His first article, ‘The Shock of Legal Tech: No One Ignorant of Technology Should Read This’ was published by Legal Business World, International Edition, No.7 (p. 54-59) in 2018.