Natasha A. Georgiou is a PhD. Candidate at the University of Reading (UK), School of Law where she is undertaking her research on energy regulation in international trade with a specific focus on EU-Russia energy relations.
The objectives of Natasha's research are multiple but its general purpose is to examine the role of international law in EU-Russia energy relations, in particular, to assess whether multilateral energy trade regulation under the ECT and WTO provides an effective legal framework for EU-Russia energy relations, in the context of energy trade and investment.
Natasha holds a University of Reading School of Law Studentship and comes to the School of Law with several years of experience as a Senior Legal Consultant / Associate at a top-tier firm in Cyprus where she predominantly worked on cross-border finance transactions with the emerging markets, in particular Russia and the CIS.
Natasha has an interdisciplinary academic background with undergraduate degrees completed in South Africa, namely Law and English from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) and a BA Honours in Greek and Classical Studies from Rand Afrikaans University (RAU). Natasha also holds an LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London. Natasha is currently undertaking research on global energy governance at the Energy Charter Secretariat (Brussels) and is actively involved in the Secretariat's outreach and expansion activities.