Selected Alumni Profile

Petar Kojdić

November 23, 2021

Petar Kojdićis a partner at Kinstellar in Belgrade, Serbia, where he works as the head of banking & finance. Before joining Kinstellar, Petar spent 12 years at Schoenherr Belgrade, which he joined in 2009 as an associate. He was promoted to the position of attorney at law in 2012, and was made a partner in 2015. Petar is a graduate of the LL.M. in International Business Law program at CEU (year of graduation: 2012).

Mária Éva Földes

November 22, 2021

Mária Éva Földes is an alumna of the CEU Legal Studies Department’s Human Rights MA program. She later completed her PhD at CEU at the joint doctoral degree program co-organized by the Legal Studies and Political Science departments under the supervision of Prof Dr Judit Sándor and Prof Dr Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky. Her PhD research focused on the emerging mandate of EU law in the field of healthcare, which she defended at CEU and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Khrystyna Penyk

November 5, 2021

After graduating from CEU, Khrystyna Penyk continued her career as Junior Associate at the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie. Khrystyna advised clients on both cross- border and domestic private M&As as well as cross-border equity capital market deals in various industries. Khrystyna also advised clients on the establishment of joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

Meder Akeneev

October 18, 2021

Right after graduating, Meder joined Bishkek office of GRATA International, one of the leading law firms in the Central Asian and Caspian regions, where he soon found himself at the front line of financial, corporate, and commercial developments in the Kyrgyz Republic. Being part of the company’s finance and corporate teams, he participated in the realization of the two first PPP projects in the history of the Kyrgyz Republic, financing of a gold processing plant construction at the second largest gold ore field, and a number of M&A transactions across the country’s developing banking market. In addition to that, in 2019 he became a certified patent attorney of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Matea Sander

October 18, 2021

CEU made me into a global citizen and I will be forever grateful for all that it taught me. I considered myself to be open minded, tolerant and accepting before CEU, but at CEU I grew and learned even more. The exchange I had with the students there broadened my horizons and made me a better person.