Maria Kalinowska is CELIS Assistant Country Reporter for Poland.
Maria currently practices law as an Associate in the capital markets/M&A department at one of the American law firms in Warsaw.
She completed her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. She received a Master of Law degree from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. During her legal education, she studied in Paris at the Université Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-la-Défense where she discovered a passion for International Economic Law and Trade & Economic Relations.
Maria’s extracurricular activities and involvement in different projects, such as the participation in the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program at Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, the participation in the London International Model United Nations, and PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management helped her to develop her interpersonal skills, initiative, legal knowledge, business acumen, and versatility. Additionally, her internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C. was an excellent chance to broaden her knowledge of international affairs, especially trade relations. Maria had the opportunity to work at international law firms, where she learned the specifics of international transactions, as well as investment processes. The previous work experience allowed her to learn many issues in the field of international legal regulations and market behaviors that take place in the business world.
Maria is the author of several publications including those analyzing the current legal regime of international investment law. Maria currently works on her Ph.D. thesis in international investment law, with a particular focus on investor-state disputes.