Selected Alumni Profile

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.

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.