Dr. Georgios Dimitropoulos | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Georgios Dimitropoulos

Dr. Georgios Dimitropoulos (PhD)

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Law

  • Phone+974-4454-2280
  • Office location3.17, Minaretein Building, Education City


Georgios (George) Dimitropoulos is a scholar of international economic law and regulation. His research aims at rethinking the boundaries between domestic and international law and reconceptualizing economic sovereignty and governance. A major focus has been the rise of new digital technologies and their interaction with traditional models of internal law.

George is an Associate Professor of Law, as well as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and S.J.D. Program Coordinator at HBKU College of Law. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and a Research Associate at the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (JWIT) and the Asia Pacific Law Review (APLR).

George studied law at the University of Athens, and holds an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Yale Law School, as well as an LL.M. and Ph.D. summa cum laude from the University of Heidelberg. Before joining HBKU 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 has held visiting positions at the Athens Public International Law Center (AthensPIL), Singapore Management University (SMU), University College London Centre for Law, Economics and Society (UCL CLES), the Université Catholique de Lyon (UCLy) and the Jigme Singye Wangchuck (JSW) School of Law in Bhutan.

His work has appeared in journals such as the Washington Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, the World Trade Review, and the Journal of International Economic Law. Some of his recent work includes a book on Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges (with Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos and Stefan Eich – Oxford University Press, 2019) and a book on International Commercial Courts: The Future of Transnational Adjudication (with Stavros Brekoulakis – Cambridge University Press, 2022).

Research Interests

  • International economic law & adjudication
  • Digital law & policy
  • Special jurisdictions (special economic zones; international commercial courts)



Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL), University of Athens

2023 – present
  • Research Fellow

    Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU)

    2023 – present
  • Assistant Professor of Law

    College of Law, HBKU

    2016 – 2019
  • Senior Research Fellow

    Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

    2013 – 2016
  • Global Fellow (Hauser Research Scholar)

    New York University (NYU) School of Law



Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.)

Yale Law School; New Haven, CT, USA

  • LL.M.

    Yale Law School; New Haven, CT, USA

  • Ph.D. in Law

    University of Heidelberg; Heidelberg, Germany

  • LL.M

    University of Heidelberg; Heidelberg, Germany

  • LL.B.

    University of Athens; Athens, Greece


Selected Publications