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 studied Global Law (LL.B.) at Tilburg University (2016) and International and European Trade and Investment Law (LL.M.) at the University of Amsterdam (2017).
During his LL.B. 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. During his LL.M. he was the Chairman of the Amsterdam Student Association of International Law (ASA) and member of the UvA team at the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court.
Georgios completed internships at KLC Law firm in Athens/Greece, Nicholas & C0. Solicitors in London/United Kingdom, Gaia Silva Gaede & Associados in São Paulo/Brazil, NautaDutilh in Amsterdam/the Netherlands and Reynen Court LLC in Amsterdam/the Netherlands. Between 2017 and 2018 he participated at Stockholm Treaty Lab, a competition for the promotion of green investments, along with a multi-member team. He speaks English and Greek fluently and understands Dutch, Italian, French and Portuguese.
Since his affiliation with Leiden University he is researching on Logic, Technology & Law for his Ph.D. and has acted as a Research Assistant at the Introduction of the Data Protection Reform to the Judicial System (INFORM) project of eLaw, as well as a Lecture Assistant at the 2018 Honors Class ‘Board the Blockchain Train’ of eLaw.