Olia Kanevskaia is Assistant Professor of European Law and Technology at Utrecht University (Netherlands), Senior Research Affiliate at the Center for IT and IP Law (CiTiP) at KU Leuven (Belgium), Extramural Fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) (Netherlands), and Transatlantic Technology Law Fellow at Stanford University. From November 2022 to January 2023, she will be a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School. Since 2022, she has also been a Vice-President of the European Academy for Standardisation.
Olia holds a PhD in Economic Law and a LL.M. in International and European Public Law (cum laude) from Tilburg University. Previously, Olia was a postdoctoral researcher at CiTiP and an Emile Noël postdoctoral fellow at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at NYU. During her PhD studies, she was a visiting fellow at the Northwestern University Center on Law, Business and Economics of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, a visiting researcher at the Chair of Innovation Economics, TU Berlin (Germany), and an intern at the Trade and Environment Division of the WTO. Before joining academia, Olia worked in the fields of export controls and European law in a multinational company and interned at EU agencies.
Olia’s research focuses on international economic law and, more specifically, on regulation by non-State actors in highly specialized technology sectors. Her PhD monograph, “The Law and Practice of Global ICT Standardization,” is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, and her research on standardization was published, among others, in the Journal of World Trade, the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, the North Carolina Journal of International Law, and the European Competition Journal. Olia has also edited several books. Together with Professors Bartosz Brożek and Przemysław Pałka (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland), Olia is a co-editor of the Research Handbook on Law and Technology, which will be published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2023.
Olia’s work on standardization and economic regulation received several prizes and awards, including the Best Master Thesis Award of the Dutch Association for European Law, the Young Author Recognition of the International Telecommunication Union, and the Niels Stensen and Emile Noël Fellowships.