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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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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 since 2017.

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. Prior to this, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in
Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana where she also completed a
master’s degree in commercial law.

Lana is interested in academia and is currently working as a research assistant at
the University of Ljubljana in the field of law and economics. She is currently also
pursuing a PhD in economics.

Education

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

University of Oxford, Magister Juris (2021)

Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, LL.M. Commercial Law (2022)

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.

She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in European Law from
Maastricht University. She previously interned at the Merger Unit of the Hungarian
Competition Authority and is currently doing a traineeship at the European Commission’s
Directorate-General for Competition.

Education

LL.M. European Law, Specialization European Law and Market Integration (cum laude),
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 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 followed a minor in Business and Law and a selective
Honours programme. Lucia is currently pursuing her master’s degree in European
Private Law at University of Amsterdam.

Lucia is passionate about legal innovation. Professionally, she is primarily focusing
on legal design, making the legal world (and its documents) more human-centred,
user friendly and effective.

Education

University of Amsterdam, LL.M. European Private Law (on-going)

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

Bachelor Honours Programme (UMLC)

Languages

Slovak, Czech, English and French

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Anne-Sophie Pasquino

Anne-Sophie is a national legal editor for Caselex, covering decisions from the
Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelsen in Denmark.

Anne-Sophie has participated in five Model United Nations conferences (Rome,
Paris, the Hague, Haarlem twice) in which she has researched relevant international
human rights legislation and drafted MUN treaties, resolutions and proposals.

Education

University of Cambridge, MPhil

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 Caselex covering decisions from Croatia, UK and
Australia. She joined the team in January 2022.

Josipa holds a master’s degree in Law from University of Rijeka in Croatia. During
her studies, she spent one semester at University of Antwerp in Belgium. Currently
she is doing an LL.M. in International and European Law at Brussels School of
Governance where she studies European Union competition law and related case
study as a part of a programme to further broaden her insight in that field of law.

Aside from this, she is concentrating on European and International Law with an
emphasis on data protection and she is currently doing an internship as a Privacy
Officer.

Education

Brussels School of Governance, LL.M. in International and European Law, current

University of Rijeka, Master in Law (2022)

University of Antwerp, Erasmus Programme during master’s studies (2021)

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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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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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 the former student assistant for the Jean Monnet Network on Enforcement of
EU Law (JMN EULEN), and a former intern of the European Institute of Public
Administration. Lauren currently works as a Consultant for the Regulatory Policy
Division of the OECD under the Public Governance Directorate.

Lauren recently graduated from the LL.M. in Law and Economics at Utrecht
University, specialising in competition law, regulation of markets and institutional
supervision and enforcement. 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, LL.M. Law and Economics (2022)

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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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

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Katia Sefertzi

Katia is a national editor for Caselex covering decisions from Greece, Cyprus,
European Union and French-speaking jurisdictions since July 2022.

Born and raised in Athens, Katia moved to Paris in order to study Law at the
University of Versailles. She completed her Bachelor’s degree with her first
Master’s degree in International and European Business Law at the University Paris
Saclay. Her second Master’s degree specialised in Public International Law and the
International Civil Service Law at the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas. In addition,
she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration from
the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

During her studies, Katia had an intense associative activity which led her to be
appointed as delegate of an NGO in UNECOSOC in New York. Furthermore, she
attended summits and conferences on Commercial and Comparative Law and
participated in Commercial Negotiation Competitions as well as
PrivateInternational Law Competition.

Intrigued by the role of international organisations, particularly in the role of
policymakers and regulators of international relations, Katia began her career in
September 2021 as a legal officer within intergovernmental organisations.

Education

Université Paris II Panthéon – Assas, France, Master’s Degree, International Law
and International Administration, 2020 – 2022

Université Paris – Saclay, France, Master’s Degree, International and European
Business Law, 2019 -2020

Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, Bachelor’s Degree
(Licence), Law, 2016 -2019

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Bachelor’s Degree,
Political Science and Public Administration, 2016 – 2022

Languages

Greek, French and English

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Svenja Kuoppala

Svenja is a national editor for Caselex, covering decisions from Finland. She joined the team in July 2022.

She is studying her Bachelors of Global law in Tilburg University, in the Netherlands. Currently she is spending a semester abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Education

Tilburg University, Global Law L.L.B. (Ongoing)

Languages

Finnish and English

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Anniina Mätäsjärvi

Anniina is a national editor for Caselex covering decisions from Finland since July 2022.

Anniina is currently studying towards a Bachelor’s degree in Global Law at Tilburg University where she also pursues her minor studies in Global Law and Business. She plans to earn a Master’s degree in the field of International Business Law after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Tilburg.

Education

L.L.B. Global Law, Tilburg University (ongoing)

Languages

Finnish and English

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Juliana Sveinsdottir

Juliana is a national legal editor covering decisions from Iceland. She joined the team in August 2022. Juliana holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Iceland and also holds an LL.M. in Constitutional Law and Human Rights from Umeå University.

Between 2021 – 2022, she worked as an intern at the European Court of Human Rights as well as at the EFTA Court, where she gained valuable legal experience.

During and after her studies, she also worked for Reykjavik Lawyers law firm, through which she continues to provide legal services part-time. Furthermore, Juliana is currently a Research Fellow at the Global Policy Research Group.

Her academic interests include international law, human rights law, constitutional law as well as data protection and privacy law.

Education

University of Iceland, LL.M. Law

Umeå University, LL.M. Constitutional Law and Human Right

Languages

Icelandic and English

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Wawrzyniec Jozefow

Wawrzyniec is a national editor for Caselex, covering decisions from Poland since
December 2021. Wawrzyniec has a LL.B. in Law from the University of Glasgow as well as an LL.M. in International Competition Law & Policy also from the University of Glasgow. He
is currently acting as a Referendar for the Polish National Competition Authority.

He specialises in competition and merger law. He gained legal experience during
internships in international law department of General Counsel to the Polish Treasury
(2017-2018) and in the competition law department of Dentons in Glasgow (2018).

Education

Law LL.B., University of Glasgow, 2019

International Competition Law & Policy LL.M., University of Glasgow, 2020

Postgraduate Degree – Legal Studies in U.S Law Jurisprudence, 2022

Languages

Polish and English