Mark Konstantinidis

Mark Konstantinidis is a PhD Candidate and Visiting Lecturer in Law at King’s College London, funded by a full scholarship by KCL’s Centre of European Law. Mark is currently serving as Senior Editor of the European Federation of Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) Blog, and as Analyst at EU Law Live. He previously also was…

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Thomas Verellen

Thomas Verellen

Thomas is Assistant Professor in European Union Law at Utrecht University and a member of Utrecht University’s Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (Renforce), where he co-leads a building block on EU values in international trade policy. Thomas is an expert in EU and comparative foreign relations law and has a particular interest…

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Pierfrancesco Mattiolo

Pierfrancesco Mattiolo

Pierfrancesco is a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant specialising in European and International Economic Law at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. His primary research interests encompass competition law and policy, international trade law and policy, and economic diplomacy. Pierfrancesco is currently conducting a doctoral research project on the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation and its interaction…

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Thijs De Cuyper

Thijs De Cuyper

Thijs De Cuyper is a Ph.D. researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He graduated at the same university in 2019 with a specialization in European and international law. Afterwards, he pursued an LL.M. degree at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Thijs was a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge from April until…

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Iryna Bogdanova

Iryna Bogdanova

Dr Iryna Bogdanova is an international law scholar from Ukraine. Currently, she holds a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern. Her recent book explores the legality of unilateral economic sanctions, i.e. those imposed by individual states without authorization of the UN Security Council, under international law. Dr Bogdanova…

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Alexia Crivoi

Alexia Crivoi is a PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for European and International Law. She is particularly interested in the interaction between EU law and international economic law, especially in the areas of investment screening, unilateral trade measures and ISDS reform. She received an LLB and an…

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Gianmatteo Sabatino

Gianmatteo Sabatino is a lecturer and researcher in comparative Law at the School of Law and Economics of the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. He holds a PhD in comparative and European legal studies from the University of Trento. His research interests include comparative economic law (with a special focus on development planning), Chinese…

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Pietro Chiarelli

Pietro Chiarelli is CELIS Assistant Country Report for France. Currently working within the Authorisation Division (Directorate General SSM Governance and Operations) of the European Central Bank, Pietro is a law graduate from both Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Università degli Studi di Firenze. He specializes in EU regulatory and economic law and international economic law.…

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Jochem de Kok

Jochem de Kok is Country Reporter for the Netherlands. Jochem de Kok is a Senior Associate at the Competition & Regulation Department of Allen & Overy LLP and external PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam. He is specialised in investment screening, competition and regulatory law. He represents clients in a wide range of sectors,…

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Ondřej Svoboda

Ondřej Svoboda is CELIS Country Reporter for the Czech Republic. Ondřej Svoboda serves as a Deputy Head of the Political and Economic Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tokyo, Japan. Before his posting he was a Deputy Head of the Unit of International Law of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of…

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Sophie Bohnert

Sophie Bohnert

Sophie Bohnert received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Business Law from Vienna University of Business and Economics/Maastricht University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences from Vienna University of Business and Economics. Sophie is currently a doctoral candidate at the Vienna University of Business and Economics and an…

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Dr Cheng Bian

Dr. Cheng Bian is CELIS Assistant Country Reporter for China. Dr. Cheng Bian is an Assistant Professor at Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He obtained his master’s degree in international law and passed the Chinese bar. He obtained his doctorate in 2018 from Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he completed his thesis…

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Suzana Taveres

Suzana Tavares da Silva is CELIS Country Reporter for Portugal. Suzana Tavares da Silva (*1973 in Elvas, Portugal) is a judge at the Portuguese Supreme Administrative Court and a professor of law at the University of Coimbra. She held Chairs in Constitutional, Administrative, Energy and Tax Law at the faculty of law since 2009 and…

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Roland Stein @ CELIS.institute

Roland Stein @ CELIS.institute

Roland M. Stein serves as Deputy Director at the CELIS Institute since 2023, focusing on CFIS and CELIS Training. He is, furthermore, an international trade law expert and one of the founding partners of the leading law boutique BLOMSTEIN in Berlin, Germany. He is regularly ranked as one of the leading lawyers for “Trade and…

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Jesús García Aparicio

Jesús García Aparicio

Jesús García Aparicio is CELIS Country Reporter for Spain. Jesús G. Aparicio is a senior associate at CUATRECASAS, specialized in corporate law, corporate governance, M&A transactions, joint ventures and restructuring processes. He has an extensive experience advising companies on the application and consequences of the Spanish foreign investment regime in strategic sectors, which includes, among others,…

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Change in CELIS Leadership

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Thank you, Jens Hillebrand Pohl – Welcome, Lena Hornkohl! The CELIS Institute announces changes in its leadership team. Jens Hillebrand Pohl decided to seek new challenges elsewhere and to step down from his post as CELIS Director. He kindly agreed, however, to stay on a bit longer, transiting in an advisory role. The Institute has…

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Lena Hornkohl

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Lena Hornkohl serves as Deputy Director the the CELIS Institute since 2023. She studied law in Heidelberg and Uppsala. After obtaining her first state exam in 2014, she completed her legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe (with stages, inter alia, at the European Commission) and completed the second state exam in 2016, earned…

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Julien Cazala

Julien Cazala

Julien Cazala is CELIS Country Reporter for France. Julien Cazala is Professor of public law at the Faculty of Law of the University Sorbonne Paris Nord (France). He holds a Ph.D. in public international law from University Paris Panthéon-Assas. He is the author of numerous writings in many areas of public international law. He has been…

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Georgiana Badescu

Georgiana Badescu

Georgiana Bădescu is CELIS Country Reporter for Romania. Georgiana Bădescu is a partner with Schoenherr, a leading regional law firm in Central and Eastern Europe/ South-Eastern Europe. Georgiana heads the firm’s competition, EU & foreign trade practice group and data protection team in Romania. She is an experienced EU & competition lawyer, with a strong track…

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Christiana Manea

Christiana Manea

Christiana Manea is CELIS Assistant Country Reporter for Romania. Cristiana Manea is a senior attorney at law at Schoenherr Romania, where she specialises in competition, EU & foreign trade law. She assists on the full range of competition matters, including investigations and sector inquiries conducted by the Romanian competition regulator, merger clearance procedures, FDI screening, audit…

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Christos Karetsos

Christos Karetsos

Christos Karetsos is CELIS Assistant Country Reporter for the United Kingdom. Christos Karetsos is a PhD Candidate at City, University of London. His research is funded through the City Law School Doctoral Studentship. Christos’s thesis is titled ‘Navigating the Foreign Investment Control Landscape: FDI screening in the EU, US and the UK’. His thesis investigates the…

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Charlotte Hafstad

Charlotte Hafstad

Charlotte Hafstad is CELIS Country Reporter for Norway. Charlotte Hafstad is an associate lawyer at Bing Hodneland business law firm, and currently writes her PhD in screening of foreign direct investments at the University of Oslo, faculty of law. The PhD is part of the COINS-Reasearch project (Consequences of Investments for National Security) at the Norwegian…

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Friedrich Trende

Friedrich Trende serves as Managing Editor of CELIS Content and Coordinator of the CELIS Country Report Project. Friedrich is Student Research Assistant to Professor Dr. Steffen Hindelang at Uppsala University in Sweden. He studies law at Humboldt University to Berlin and has already studied in Freiburg, Germany, and Antwerp, Belgium. His areas of interest are…

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Galo Marquez

Galo Marquez

Galo Marquez is CELIS Assistant Country Reporter for Mexico. Galo Marquez is a graduate from Tec de Monterrey Law School, with post graduate studies in international commercial and investment arbitration. He is also part of the International Commercial and Investment Arbitration Practice at Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. Galo’s academic research has been recognized…

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Shokhrukh Bekmurzaev

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Shokhrukh Bekmurzaev is CELIS Assistant Country Reporter for Uzbekistan. Shokhrukh obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence from Tashkent State University of Law and LL.M. degree in International Business Law from Ghent University. He had worked in banking sector almost four years before starting his LL.M. which is fully funded by Uzbekistan Government Scholarship. Furthermore, Shokhrukh…

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