Jannis Gries studied law at the University of Hamburg from 2017 to 2023, and at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2019. During his studies, he has already been a student assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law under Prof. Dr. Jürgen Basedow and was supported by the Deutschlandstipendium until 2020, and from 2020 by a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. He completed a number of internships over the course of his studies, among others at the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) and the Federal Ministry of Finance. He passed his first state exam in January 2023.
Since April 2023, Jannis Gries has been working as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.