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Marta Sznajder

Marta has been with Caselex since September 2020, initially as an editorial intern, now as a national editor. Marta holds a Master’s degree in law (specialised in EU law) from the University of Warsaw and an LL.M in European Competition Law and Regulation from the University of Amsterdam. During her studies, she also spent one year at the University of Maastricht. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Law at the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies at the University of Warsaw. Her research explores the role of competition law in protecting media freedom and pluralism.

She specialises in EU, competition and consumer protection law. She gained legal experience during internships in competition law departments of Allen & Overy and Linklaters in Warsaw (2019-2020) and during her Blue Book traineeship in DG Competition, G.4 Cartels Unit of the European Commission (2021-2022).

Education

University of Warsaw, Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies, PhD in Law, 2021-present

University of Amsterdam, International and European Law – European Competition Law and Regulation, LL.M, (graduated cum laude), 2020-2021

University of Warsaw, Master of Laws (graduated cum laude), 2015-2020

Maastricht University, Erasmus Master’s exchange, 2018-2019

Languages

English, Polish, French and Spanish

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Valerie Albus

Valerie is a national editor for Caselex covering decisions from Belgium, Switzerland, France and Germany. She has been with Caselex since September 2018.

Valerie holds a Licence européenne de droit from Lille Catholic University and an LL.M. in European Law from Leiden University. She specialises in EU law and previously completed internships at Spark Legal Network, the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and the Legal Service of the European Commission. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s programme in Philosophy of Law at University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Education

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Master 2 Philosophie du droit et droit politique (ongoing)

Universiteit Leiden, European Law LL.M. (Graduated cum laude), 2019

Université catholique de Lille, Licence Européenne de droit (mention bien), 2018

Languages

Dutch, English, French and German

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Rosa Vázquez

Rosa is a national editor for Caselex covering decisions from different countries of South America and Spain. She has been with Caselex since April 2020.

Rosa is currently finishing her second semester of her European Union Law Master (LL.M) at the University Carlos III in Madrid (UC3M) in order to be a specialist in this field. She holds a Law degree from Universidad Complutense (UCM) and she had previous working experience. She worked as a legal trainee in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain and in a Law firm specialized in Foreign Law. Furthermore, she had done courses about Public International Law from Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, in Germany, and she had studied other fields as the discipline of social psychology with an American University, Wesleyan University. 

Education

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, European Law LL.M (Currently studying)

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Law degree, (2019)

Languages

Spanish, English and French  

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Andrea Mariani

Andrea is a national editor for Caselex, covering decisions from Italy, Spain and the UK since October 2019.

Andrea graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Rome La Sapienza. He worked one year at Moore Ramirez Law Firm LLC, Kansas City MO. He attended the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy at the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri.  He obtained an LL.M. in Public International Law at Leiden University. He is currently preparing the exam for the Italian Foreign Service.

Education

University of Rome La Sapienza, Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza 

Leiden University, LL.M. in Public International Law

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Diploma Migraciones y Relaciones Internacionales 

Languages

Italian, English and Spanish

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Nuri Melih İnce

Melih is a national editor for Caselex, covering decisions from Turkey since May 2021.

Melih has obtained his bachelor’s degree from Bilkent University Law School in 2018 and is currently studying a Master of Law and Economics at Utrecht University. Between 2018 and 2020, he worked as a legal intern and associate for one of the most prestigious law firms in Turkey. He has also worked for a big telecommunications company as the attorney in charge of competition law and analysis. His practice focuses on competition law, pharmaceutical law, digital markets and regulated industries.

Education

Bilkent University, LL.B. (2018)

University of Utrecht, LL.M in Law & Economics, ongoing

Languages

Turkish and English

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Dana Gafaar

Dana is a national editor for Caselex covering decisions from Belgium, Switzerland and France. She has been with Caselex since February 2021.

Dana is soon to be graduated from a Master’s degree in Corporate and Estate Law from the University of Limoges. She plans to pursue a second master in International Business Law, specialize in Competition Law and pass the CRFPA (French Bar School Entrance Exam) in the near future.

Education

Université de Limoges, Master 1 de Droit de l’entreprise et de patrimoines professionnels, 2021

Université Mohamed V de Rabat, Licence de droit, parcours droit des affaires en français (mention bien), 2020

Languages

Arabic, English, French and Spanish

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Mari Koskela

Mari is a national editor for Caselex, covering decisions from Kilpailu- ja Kuluttajavirasto in Finland.  

Mari is a candidate on the Bachelor of Civil Law programme (postgraduate taught) at the University of Oxford, due to graduate in July 2021. She has obtained a first-class honours degree in law from Queen Mary University of London in 2020. Alongside her studies, she has worked as a research assistant and pro bono case assistant. In 2021, she participated in the European Commission’s writing contest concerning competition law and the Green Deal, which was shortlisted for publication in the Commission’s special brief.

Originally from Finland, Mari has lived in the UK for six years. During this time, she has gained a wide range of legal work experience in different areas of law, ranging from immigration law and modern slavery to commercial law including competition law and banking law. She will commence a legal traineeship at a commercial law firm in Helsinki, Finland in 2021.

Education

Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, BA Business Management (2017)

Queen Mary University of London, LL.B. Law (2020)

University of Oxford, Bachelor of Civil Law (2021)

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish and Spanish

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Vejune Lipeikaite

Vėjūnė is an editor for Caselex covering decisions from Lithuania. She has been with Caselex since June 2021.

Vėjūnė holds a Bachelor’s diploma in law from Mykolas Romeris University and she has finished a double degree Master European and International business law program in Mykolas Romeris University and Savoie Mont Blanc University. She has been working as a paralegal/law specialist at Lithuanian Judicial officers office for over 4 years.

Education

European and International business law, Master’s degree, Mykolas Romeris University

Master de droit, économie, gestion, mention droit de affaires, Universitè Savoie Mont Blanc

Law, Bachelor’s degree, Mykolas Romeris University

Languages

Lithuanian and English

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Lana Gotvan

Lana is a national editor for Caselex, covering decisions from Slovenia, Germany and Austria. Lana has recently graduated with a distinction at the University of Oxford, where she read for the Magister Juris. Before that she obtained a bachelors degree in law from the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana.

She is currently also finishing her masters degree in commercial law at the University of Ljubljana. She is interested in academia and has worked as a research assistant in the field of law and economics for many years. She is currently also working in a law firm that deals primarily with commercial law cases and is freelancing as a legal consultant.

Education

Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, LL.B. (2020)

University of Oxford, Magister Juris (2021)

Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, masters in commercial law (2021)

Languages

Slovenian, English, German and French

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Laura Zsarnai

Laura is a national editor for Caselex covering decisions from Hungary since August 2021. Laura has graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in European Law from Maastricht University. She is currently studying towards a Master of European Law at the same university with a specialization in market integration. She has interned at the Hungarian Competition Authority.

Education

LL.M. European Law, Specialization European Law and Market Integration, Maastricht University (2021 – 2022)

LL.B. European Law (cum laude), Maastricht University (2018 – 2021)

Languages

Hungarian, English and German

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Lucia Jaďuďová

Lucia Jaďuďová is a national editor at Caselex covering decisions from Slovakia. She joined the team in September 2021.

Lucia completed her undergraduate degree in European Law at Maastricht University (cum laude). She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in European Private Law at University of Amsterdam.
Lucia’s dream is to make the legal sphere, especially legal documents, more human-centred, user friendly and effective.

Education

University of Amsterdam, LLM European Private Law (ongoing)

Maastricht University (2018-2021), LLB in European Law (cum laude)

Bachelor Honours Programme (UMLC)

Languages

Slovak, Czech, English and French

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Anne-Sophie Pasquino

Anne-Sophie is a national editor for Caselex, covering decisions from the Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen in Denmark. Sophie is a recent graduate of the University of Cambridge and an LLB Law and Politics graduate from Queen Mary University of London in 2020. Alongside her studies, she has worked on a number of Pro Bono cases at Clifford Chance LLP in London and in Berkeley, California where she assisted EBSC in the US Supreme Court case of East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v Attorney-General Barr 140 S.Ct. 3 (2019).

Sophie has also participated in five Model United Nations conferences (Rome, Paris, the Hague, Haarlem twice) in which she has honed her public speaking skills, researching relevant international human rights legislation and treaties to support her arguments, resolutions and proposals, as both Ambassador to a delegation, as well as a delegate.
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sophie is half Danish and half Italian and has lived in the UK for four years. Sophie is eager to follow developments in European competition law, especially regulatory initiatives for digital markets led by Danish Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition.

Education

University of Cambridge, LLB Law and Politics

Queen Mary University of London, LLB Law and Politics

Languages

English, Danish and Italian

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Josipa Spoljaric

Josipa is a national legal editor for Casalex covering decisions from Croatia. She joined the team in January 2022.

Josipa is studying Masters in Law at the University of Rijeka in Croatia. She is doing legal research for her Master’s thesis and will graduate in summer 2022. Her main interest is European and International Law with an emphasis on data protection and currently she is doing an internship as Privacy officer in Belgium.

Education

University of Rijeka, Masters in Law

Languages

Croatian and English

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Filip Mihalovic

Filip is a law student while also holding a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Policy. He decided to focus on competition law as that is the area where economics and law intertwine and where he can utilize both of his studies. He is currently on Erasmus in Norway where he studies mainly competition law and related subjects to further broaden his insight in this field of study. Apart from competition law, he also concentrates on general commercial law and energy law.

Education

Faculty of Law, Masaryk University – Law and Legal Science Master’s degree (2018-2023)

Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University – Economic Policy Bachelor’s degree (2018-2021, graduated with a red diploma (similar to cum laude))

Faculty of Law, University of Bergen – Erasmus+ exchange (2021-2022)

Languages

Czech, English, German and Norwegian

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Ann-Marie Lindqvist

Ann-Marie is a national editor for Caselex covering decisions from Sweden, Norway and Denmark. She has been with Caselex since January 2022.

Ann-Marie holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Gothenburg, where she specialised in EU law. In addition, she has taken courses in several different languages and in forensic linguistics. She has experience within the field of legal research, having co-authored a Nordic Legal Research Group Report under the auspices of the European Law Student’s Association. In the future, she wishes to pursue a doctorate degree.

Education

University of Gothenburg, LLM in Law, 2021

Languages

Swedish, German, English, Norwegian and Danish

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Emil Rusinov

Emil is a national editor at Caselex, focusing on decisions from Bulgaria and English-speaking countries.

He joined Caselex in December 2021. Emil holds a Master’s Degree in European Law from Utrecht University. He is currently working as a legal consultant in the maritime industry, focusing on a variety of legal topics, including EU Competition Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law.

Education

The Hague University of Applied Sciences, LL.B. in International and European Law

Utrecht University, LL.M. in European Law

Languages

Bulgarian, English and Spanish

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Teresa Neves

Teresa is a national editor at Caselex covering decisions from Brazil and Portugal. She joined the team in March 2022. Teresa holds a degree in law from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and an LL.M. in European Law from the College of Europe. She specializes in EU competition law and she recently completed her legal traineeship at Vieira de Almeida & Associados, in the Competition & EU and ICT departments.

Education

College of Europe, LL.M. in European Law, 2019

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Master in International and European Law (curricular part completed), 2018

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Degree in Law, 2017

Languages

French, Spanish and Portuguese

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Kristiana Purva

Kristiana is a national editor for Caselex, covering decisions from Latvia since September 2021.

Kristiana graduated Political Science, European Studies from Riga Stradins University in 2019 where she chose the compulsory internship in the Ministry of Justice European Union department. Afterwards she went to the pre-L.L.M. bridging program in University Groningen to specialize in European and International Law. She obtained L.L.M. in International and European Union Law in Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2021. Her main interest is the interaction between competition law and the big data.

Education

Chinese language in Central China Normal University, 2018

BSc in Riga Stradins University, 2019

pre-L.L.M. in University Groningen, 2020

L.L.M. in Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2021

Languages

Latvian, English and Russian

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Björn Leví Óskarsson

Bjorn is a national editor for Caselex, covering decisions from Iceland. Bjorn obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Reykjavik University in 2021 and his soon to be graduated with a Master’s degree in Law. His main interest are Competition- and Administrative Law. Furthermore, he has interned at the Icelandic Competition Authority.

Education

M.A. Law from Reykjavik University, 2021 – Current

B.A. Law from Reykjavik University, – 2017 – 2021

Summer exchange in Stockholm University, 2019

Languages

Icelandic and English

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Sinan Lahur

Sinan is a national legal editor covering decisions from Turkey, India, and United Kingdom. He has graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2017 and started as a junior associate in a prominent boutique office in Istanbul. He provided legal advice over the matters of competition law, WTO law and regulatory matters. He took part in many competition law proceedings initiated by Turkish Competition Authority.

In 2019, he enrolled in Leiden University’s European and International Business Law Advanced LLM programme as a Jean Monnet Scholar. He wrote this thesis on right to defence of undertakings in competition proceedings with a specific focus on right to access a file and graduated as a cum laude student. Currently, he is the co-founder of the boutique law firm Lahur & Altinova having offices in Istanbul and Izmir and rendering legal advice to companies and startups.

Education

Advanced LLM in European and International Business laws, Leiden University 2020

Languages

Turkish and English

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Lauren Murray

Lauren is a national legal editor covering decisions from English and French speaking jurisdictions.
Lauren joined the team in March 2022. Prior to joining, she worked as a legal assistant in an Irish law firm, and as a research assistant at Utrecht University. She is currently the student assistant for the Jean Monnet Network on Enforcement of EU Law (JMN EULEN), and is also undertaking an internship at the European Institute of Public Administration, researching competition law.

Lauren is currently studying the LLM in Law and Economics at Utrecht University, specialising in competition law and regulation of markets. She is also a Junior Editor at the Yearbook for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies.

Education

University College Cork, Bachelor of Arts (French and Politics) (2018)
The Honorable Society of Kings Inns, Diploma in Legal Studies (2020)
Utrecht University, LLM Law and Economics (Ongoing)

Languages

English and French

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Mihai Ioachimescu Voinea

Mihai is a national legal editor covering decisions from Romania. He is a motivated and qualified EU attorney, with experience in assisting clients in European Law, cross-border dispute resolutions and international business law matters.

Excellent theoretical and practical understanding of EU law matters (institutional, administrative, business law), with a history of high-level academic achievement and exposure to challenging roles. He has an excellent analytical and drafting skills and a high ability to work in multicultural teams. Mihai is proficient in working in the English language and has a good command of the French language.

Education

Leiden University, Advanced LLM in European and International Business Laws. (2019)

Languages

Romanian, English and French

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Maxim Vennegoor

Maxim is a national legal editor covering decisions from Netherlands, France and European Union.

Maxim holds a master’s diploma in law from Leiden University, having studied European Law there after finishing his bachelor studies in Law and History at Leiden University. He has worked at various government institutions in the Netherlands and has worked prior to this in the field of competition law at the Dutch national competition authority, working on the same kind of decisions he now translates.

Education

LL. B Law, Universiteit Leiden (2018)

BA History, Universiteit Leiden (2019)

Exchange Semester at the University of Texas at Austin (2020)

LL.M European Law Universiteit Leiden. (Graduated cum laude) (2021)

Languages

Dutch, English and French

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Lavinia Francesconi

Lavinia is a national editor for Caselex covering decisions from Italy, France and Spain.

She has been working on international law and its effects on individuals. She graduated cum laude at the Faculty of Law of the University Bologna. She also holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the Law Faculty of Leiden University as well as a Diploma on International Human Rights Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile. At the moment, she is a PhD candidate in international studies at the Law Faculty of Aix-Marseille University.

She is interested in empirical methods, legal data analysis, international law and privacy

Education

University of Aix-Marseille, PhD candidate in International Studies

University of Bologna, Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (cum laude)

Leiden University, LL.M. in Public International Law

University of Chile, Diploma de Postítulo Interdisciplinario en Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos

Languages

English, Italian, French and Spanish

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Shane Kerins

Shane Kerins is an Irish editor for Caselex covering decisions from Ireland, the UK and the EU.

Shane completed his LLB in the UK, completed a teaching qualification, and then spent eight years teaching and editing in the Czech Republic and later in Switzerland. In 2016, Shane arrived in the Netherlands and spent the next five years working as a legal editor for two leading Dutch corporate law firms, working directly on assignments for global clients across tax, competition and finance law, and documentation for submissions to institutions such as the Dutch Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the EU and leading arbitration institutes. He aso assists a leading legal professor with drafting and editing of publications on themes including EU law and human rights.

Education

LLB Law Nottingham Trent University

Languages

English, Italian and Dutch

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Paula Leonie Gabriel

Paula is a national legal editor for Caselex covering decisions from Germany. She joined the team in April 2022.

Paula graduated with an LLB in European Law from Maastricht University in 2020 and obtained her LLM in Public International Law at Leiden University in 2021.

Afterwards, she completed an internship at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, where she assisted the Office of the Prosecutor. Currently she is interning at the Hague Center for Law and Arbitration, where she is pursuing her interest in the Settlement of International Legal Disputes.

Education

Leiden University, LL.M. Public International Law (cum laude), 2021

Maastricht University, LL.B. European Law (with honors), 2020

Languages

German and English

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Mariia Bykova

Mariia is a national legal editor covering decisions from Ukraine. She joined the team in May 2022.

Mariia obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law in Ukraine in 2021 and is currently studying at the International Law Master Programme at the Geneva Graduate Institute. Her area of interest is international economic law, including trade, investment, and competition law. Along with her studies, she is also a participant in numerous moot court competitions focusing on different areas of international law.

Starting from 2020, Mariia serves as a junior associate in the antitrust and competition department of one of the Ukrainian law firms.

Education

Geneva Graduate Institute, LL.M. International Law, 2022

Languages

Ukrainian and English

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Maryem El Abbassi

Maryem is a national legal editor covering decisions from Morocco. She joined the team in May 2022.

Maryem is a charismatic and energetic legal advisor specializing in Business law. She takes great pride in her work and ensures that all the advice and guidance she offers is of the highest standard.

She holds a master’s degree in Business Law and a bachelor’s degree in Private law, with an experience of over three years as a legal advisor within multinational companies.

A big lover of languages and speak four of them, Arabic as my native language, French and English, and just started learning German.

Education

LL.M. Bussiness Laws, University Mohammed V, 2018

Languages

Arabic, French, English and German

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Jaanika Vainula

Jaanika is a national editor at Caselex covering decisions from Estonia and South Africa. She joined the team in April 2022.

As a recent LL.B. graduate from University of Groningen, Jaanika is working at an international business law firm in Estonia within a financial law team. Soon, she will be continuing her academic journey at University of Amsterdam by pursuing an LL.M. degree. During her LL.B. studies, she spent a semester at Stockholm University, where she studied EU competition law on a master’s level. Apart from her legal studies, she obtained a minor degree in energy, volunteered as an editor at a public international law journal, worked as a research assistant, and interned at various ministries in Estonia. Currently, she is volunteering at sustainability oriented youth organisations.

Education

LL.B. in International and European Law, University of Groningen, 2018-2021

Exchange semester (European Competition Law and International Environmental Law), Stockholm University, 2021-2022

Minor in Energy, University of Groningen, 2020-2021

Languages

Estonian, English and Russian

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Lola Montero Santos

Lola is a national editor for Caselex covering decisions from Spanish-speaking jurisdictions. She joined the team in June 2022.

She is a PhD Researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute. Her focus is on competition law in the digital economy. In her thesis she investigates the impact of big data and new technologies regulation on innovation and technological change.

Previously, Lola completed her degree in Law (Grado en Derecho) and a double degree in Business Administration at Universidad Loyola Andalucía and Loyola University Chicago. She holds an LLM from the College of Europe.

Education

Bachelor’s in law, Universidad Loyola Andalucía and Loyola University Chicago. LL.M., College of Europe.

Languages

Spanish and English