Aleksandra Wierzbicka

Aleksandra Wierzbicka

France, Paris
Profession: Lawyer
Industry: Competition, EU Affairs, Regulatory / Enforcement, ICT

About:

Holder of a Master Degree in Global Business Law and Governance from Sciences Po Paris Law School, Panthéon-Sorbonne University and Columbia Law School (Paris Global Alliance), as well as a Master Degree in Law from the the Jagiellonian University in Poland. As a future French attorney trainee (élève avocate) I am looking to join an international law firm in Europe in the competition law department to capitalise on my knowledge of the American antitrust and of the European competition law.

languages

Polish, French, English, German

Expertise:

EU LawLegal TechnologyAntitrust

Experience:

European General Court

Trainee at European General Court

1 mth • January 2021 - February 2021 • Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Preparing admissibility notes (issue of a reviewable act and an interest in bringing proceedings), reports for the hearings (access to documents issue) and briefing notes (sexual harassment, relieving an NCA of its competence - competition law). Legal researches (discrimination, interest in bringing proceedings, civil service). Assistance in hearings about the state aid and access to documents.

HSG Avocats

Trainee at HSG Avocats

6 mth • June 2020 - December 2020 • Paris, France

Working on cases from (a non-exhaustive list): European law (jurisdictional regime and choice of law issues, posting of workers, social security systems in the EU, migration, commercial agents); corporate law (comparison between corporation regime in Poland and in France, divestments, annual management rapports); international economic law (conformity of goods according to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods). Legal researches covering French and Polish case law, such as application for a provisional measure of a good situated in a different member state than the main proceedings, indemnity of commercial agents. Drafting contracts, lawsuits, motions, petitions and legal advices, for instance commercial agent contracts, drafting cross-border lawsuits and settlement agreements, drafting motions in civil and commercial cases. Attending hearings and client meetings: assistance in providing legal advice to clients. Translating Polish law into French and French summons into Polish, preparing briefing notes on Polish law in French and on French law in Polish (explaining country-specific legal solutions).

Education:

Sciences Po Paris

Master's degree in Economic Law (in French) - specialisation: Global Business Law and Governance The Global Business Law & Governance (GBLG) programme is an initiative of Paris Global Alliance, which is an innovative academic joint-venture between Columbia University and Sciences Po Paris. The programme focuses on offering a trans-disciplinary perspective on global economic and commercial issues. Students follow the academic curriculum at Columbia Law School in the fall semester, which for me included American and international antitrust law, as well as patent law. The spring semester takes place in Paris, at Sciences Po.

Jagiellonian University

The academic curriculum covers all fundamental law courses, such as civil law, criminal law, administrative law, constitutional law and respective procedural laws. Students can choose classes from a course list according to their interests, so that they can study in-depth particular areas of law. I chose to broaden my knowledge about international law and European law. In the final year students attend a seminary from a chosen area for law, which for me was intellectual property law and competition law. The programme is completed by submitting and defending a master thesis, which was about the network effects in competition law.

Sciences Po Paris

The Undergraduate College - Bachelor degree - European programme with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe The curriculum provides academic and methodological foundations in economics, history, humanities, law, political science, and sociology. Students develop critical thinking abilities and methodological rigour through exposure to a large variety of theories, approaches to reasoning, and viewpoints. The degree is completed by a civic learning programme and a mandatory third year abroad, which I spent at the University of Hong Kong studying Chinese studies and Hong Kong politics.

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