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Athina Sachoulidou is currently an Assistant Professor in criminal law at the Faculty of Law of the NOVA University of Lisbon. She graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with degrees in law (BA 2011) and medical law and bioethics (M.Sc. 2014), as well as from the University of Heidelberg with an advanced degree in German law (LL.M. 2015) and a PhD in Law (PhD 2018) with a focus on financial and corporate criminal law. Prior to joining the Nova Law School, Athina Sachoulidou was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy).

Her academic research has focused in the past on doctrinal approaches to criminal liability and punishment of legal persons, and on questions related to medical criminal liability in a variety of contexts, such as the context of clinical trials. Her current research project focuses on the intersections between criminal justice and new technologies, such as the big-data-driven technologies that are employed for law enforcement purposes.

During her doctoral studies she was presented with the DAAD award for outstanding performance of international students and doctoral candidates. Her PhD thesis ‘Corporate liability and punishment in criminal law and interdisciplinary discourse’ has been published as a monograph by the publishing house Mohr Siebeck, and presented with the Ruprecht-Karls award for outstanding scholarly works from all fields.

Athina Sachoulidou has been member of various research teams, such as the ‘Big Data im Diskurs’ team of Academy for Civic Education (Tutzing, Germany) and various research associations and institutes, such as the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN), the European Law Institute (ELI), and the Association of German Young Criminal Law Scholars (Junges Strafrecht e.V.).


  • K Law (General)
  • Criminal Law
  • European Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Corporate Criminal Law
  • Financial Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law & New technologies
  • Cybersecurity
  • European Data Protection Law


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