As a supranational organization, the EU adopts norms that become the source of legal changes in the national legal systems of the Member States, and often beyond.
As an expert on EU law, my role is to monitor those changes and provide the appropriate legal advice.
Every entrepreneur operating in the EU must know this legal system in order to successfully grow on the market. However, as we have seen, the impact of EU law can go well beyond its Member States, and so many business & corporate matters in third countries might be also impacted by the EU legal system.
Therefore, the proper understanding of EU law in one’s area of operation is so important, as it very often has an indirect or direct impact on other systems (such as Switzerland).
As an EU lawyer, I find this impact fascinating, which I often highlight in my lectures.
NATO and NGO
Next to working with private entities in the business sector, I also have experience in providing my legal expertise to NATO and NGOs.
In particular, I have cooperated with international NGOs (Europe), NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) in Brussels, Belgium, in the area of technology and cyber security. On the operational side, I have also worked with the Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS) in the Netherlands and the Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) in Oeiras, Portugal.
Without any doubt, NATO and NGOs have given me an opportunity to work on projects with global implications. It has also proved that I am a trustworthy person who can deal with confidential information and adapt her language – legal and work – to the specific industry.