Selected Alumni Profile

Pin Lean Lau

February 11, 2022

Pin Lean is currently a Lecturer in Bio-Law at Brunel Law School, having joined Brunel University, London in January 2021. Prior to joining Brunel University, she was an attorney on secondment with the General Counsel's Organization of American Express International’s Legal Services Team in Belgrave, London, where she acted as a key senior legal counsel for the Asia-Pacific region. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from CEU’s Legal Studies Department’s SJD program in 2019, completing her doctoral studies with almost record speed (taking only 3 years and 3 months). Her doctoral dissertation was completed under the supervision of Professor Judit Sandor, and was titled ‘Comparative Legal Frameworks for Pre-Implantation Genetic Interventions’. It was published as a monograph by Springer in 2019.

Ivona Vidović

February 7, 2022

Ivona Vidović is an alumna of the CEU Legal Department’s International Business Law program. After graduating from CEU, Ivona joined one of Croatia’s most prestigious law firms – Babić and Partners – where she currently works as a senior associate, practicing mainly in the areas of M&A deals, banking/finance, capital markets, and corporate law. Ivona has advised clients on cross-border M&A deals, corporate restructuring, and refinancing projects in various industries. On top of this, she has provided general assistance for clients to set up and maintain business operations in Croatia.

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

Khrystyna currently works as Investment Analyst at Luge Capital, Canadian-based venture capital fund. The fund makes early stage investments in companies developing financial technologies as well as artificial intelligence applied to fintech. In her role, Khrystyna sources new investment opportunities, participates in due diligence, manages transactional matters, and provides ongoing support to Luge portfolio companies.