Dr. Georgios Dimitropoulos | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
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Georgios Dimitropoulos

Georgios Dimitropoulos (PhD)


Associate Professor
College of Law

  • Phone+974-4454-2280
  • Office locationC.03.017, Third Floor, CIS Building

Biography

Georgios Dimitropoulos is an Associate Professor of Law at HBKU Law. He is also a Research Associate at the University College London Centre for Law, Economics and Society (UCL CLES), and the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT).

Georgios studied law at the University of Athens, and holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School, as well as an LL.M. and a Ph.D. summa cum laude from the University of Heidelberg. Before joining HBKU Law he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and a Hauser Research Scholar at New York University (NYU) School of Law. He completed an internship at the European Commission’s Directorate General Enterprise and Industry, whereas during his Ph.D. studies he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for German and European Administrative Law of the University of Heidelberg. He has also been admitted as Barrister and Solicitor at the Athens Bar Association.

Georgios’ research seeks to expand the boundaries of international economic law and dispute settlement, both thematically and methodologically. He uses mixed method approaches to unpack the complex relationship between international and domestic law. His work has appeared in journals such as the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, the Journal of World Investment & Trade, the Law & Practice of International Courts & Tribunals, the Journal of Law & Policy, and the Maastricht Journal of European & Comparative Law. His latest co-edited book Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges has been published by Oxford University Press in 2019.
 


Research Interests

  • Intersections between Administrative and International Law
  • International Economic Law: Trade, Investment & Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • International Dispute Settlement: International Courts & International Investment Arbitration
  • Administrative Law & Regulation
  • Law & Technology: Blockchain & Cryptoassets
  • Infrastructure Development Law: One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) Initiative; Construction Law & Arbitration; Urban Planning & Zoning Law; Sustainability and Financing of Infrastructure Projects
  • Behavioral Law & Economics, and Behavioral Public Policy

Experience

Associate Member

Centre for Law, Economics and Society; University College London

2016–present
  • Senior Research Fellow

    Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law

    2013–2016
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow

    iCourts: The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Copenhagen

    September 2015
  • Research Assistant

    Yale Law School

    2013–2014
  • Global Fellow (Hauser Research Scholar)

    New York University (NYU) School of Law

    2011–2012
  • Research Assistant

    Institute for German and European Administrative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Heidelberg

    2008–2010

Education

LL.M.

Yale Law School; New Haven, CT, USA

2014
  • Ph.D. in Law

    University of Heidelberg; Heidelberg, Germany

    2011
  • LL.M

    University of Heidelberg; Heidelberg, Germany

    2008
  • LL.B.

    University of Athens; Athens, Greece

    2006

Selected Publications

  • Comparative and International Investment Law: Prospects for Reform

    Special issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (2020)

    2020
  • National Sovereignty and International Investment Law: Sovereignty Reassertion and Prospects of Reform

    21 Journal of World Investment & Trade 71

    2020
  • The Conditions for Reform: A Typology of “Backlash” and Lessons for Reform in International Investment Law and Arbitration

    18 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 413

    2019
  • Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019)

    Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos, Georgios Dimitropoulos & Stefan Eich (eds)

    2019
  • Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges – An Introduction

    in Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos, Georgios Dimitropoulos & Stefan Eich (eds), Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges 1 (Oxford University Press, 2019) Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos, Georgios Dimitropoulos & Stefan Eich

    2019
  • Global Currencies and Domestic Regulation: Embedding through Enabling?

    in Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos,Georgios Dimitropoulos & Stefan Eich (eds), Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges 112 (Oxford University Press, 2019)

    2019
  • Investor-State Dispute Resolution and Theory of Institutional Design

    9 Journal of International Dispute Settlement 535

    2018
  • Behavioural Law & Economics and Sustainable Regulation: From Markets to Learning Nudges

    in Klaus Mathis & Bruce R Huber (eds), Law and Economics of Environmental Law (Springer, 2017) 155 Georgios Dimitropoulos & Philipp Hacker

    2017
  • Learning and the Law: Improving Behavioral Regulation from an International and Comparative Perspective

    25 Journal of Law & Policy 473 Georgios Dimitropoulos & Philipp Hacker

    2017
  • Measuring Judicial Independence in International Law: Putting Together the Pieces of the Puzzle

    24 Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 531

    2017
  • Behavioural Regulation in International Trade

    in Klaus Mathis & Avishalom Tor (eds), Nudging – Possibilities, Limitations and Applications in European Law and Economics (Springer, 2016) 263 Georgios Dimitropoulos

    2016
  • Constructing the Independence of International Investment Arbitrators: Past, Present, and Future

    36 Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 371

    2016
  • From Choosing to Learning: Path Dependencies of Nudging and How to Overcome Them

    in Alexandra Kemmerer, Christoph Möllers, Maximilian Steinbeis & Gerhard Wagner (eds), Choice Architecture in Democracies: Exploring the Legitimacy of Nudging (Hart/Nomos)

  • Compliance through Collegiality: Peer Review in International Law

    37 Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review 275

    2016
  • Zertifizierung und Akkreditierung im Internationalen Verwaltungsverbund: Internationale Verbundverwaltung und gesellschaftliche Administration

    [Certification and Accreditation in International Administrative Law: International Integrated and Societal Administration] (Mohr Siebeck–Series: Jus Internationale et Europaeum–, Tübingen 2012); 418 pp

    2012
  • Global Administrative Order: Towards a Typology of Administrative Levels and Functions in the Global Legal Order

    23 European Review of Public Law 433

    2011