Co-President – Isabel Hahn
Isabel is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School from Austria and Bulgaria. She holds her primary law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Prior to joining Harvard, Isabel served as Member of Cabinet to the European Data Protection Supervisor, the European Union’s regulatory authority responsible for supervising the EU’s agencies, institutions, and bodies for data protection and privacy matters. At EDPS, Isabel’s portfolio focused on data transfers, health data spaces, anti-money laundering, and international cooperation. Isabel has also worked in privacy litigation at noyb – European Center for Digital Rights. Her accolades include the “Rising Star in Privacy” award, awarded by Women@Privacy, and shortlist for the European Data Protection Law Review’s “Young Scholar Award”.
In her spare time, Isabel enjoys surfing, scuba diving, and reading website privacy policies.
Co-President – Tim Horvat
Tim is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School from Slovenia. He holds a Bachelor and a Masters of Law from University of Ljubljana. During his studies, he completed a semester studying law in Italy, at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, and interned at the Slovenian Administrative Court and in law firms in Slovenia and France.
Prior to joining Harvard, Tim served as a legal assistant in the chambers of Judge Damjan Kukovec at the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg, where he worked on cases involving the electricity market, restrictive measures, competition law and public procurement.
Tim’s academic interests include constitutional law, political theory and legal theory. He has published articles on the influence of political microtargeting on human rights and the democratic process, and on the collision between the right of artistic freedom and the right to privacy.
In his free time, Tim likes to learn languages, read, and travel.
Conference Committee – Jessica O’Neill
Jessica O’Neill is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School and a Fulbright scholar from Ireland. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Trinity College Dublin.
Jessica trained to be a solicitor with McCann FitzGerald LLP, focusing on regulatory law and litigation. During her traineeship, she completed a secondment at the Irish Data Protection Commission as a Case Officer in the National Complaints Handling Unit. Jessica has also been admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Her research interests include constitutional law and privacy. At Harvard, Jessica serves on the Harvard International Law Journal as a Submissions Reader and in her spare time, she enjoys music, yoga and traveling.
Conference Committee – Ester Zucchelli
Ester is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School from Italy. She holds a J.D. from Università di Pisa.
Prior to Harvard, Ester worked for over six years at the Milan and Dubai offices of BonelliErede, focusing mainly on M&A, private equity, and joint venture transactions, as well as urban regeneration projects. She also has extensive experience in debt restructuring, alternative funds, and sale of NPLs/UTPs. In Dubai, Ester acquired expertise across Middle Eastern and North African jurisdictions.
Ester’s main academic interests encompass corporate law, corporate governance, private equity, and investment funds. At Harvard, she is also involved with the Harvard Women in Law Association.
In her spare time, Ester enjoys reading, exploring museums and art fairs, and traveling.
Conference Committee – Ali Alakbarli
Ali is an LLM candidate at Harvard Law School from Azerbaijan. He holds an LL.B (Distinction) from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and an LL.M. in Commercial Law (Distinction) from Baku State University. During his legal studies, Ali interned at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan and was a member of the team representing Azerbaijan in 27th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Ali began his career as an Associate at AZIP, a boutique law firm, focusing on corporate and transactional law, intellectual property law and employment law. Ali later transitioned to public practice, gaining employment as a Lead Legislative Counsel with the Center for Legal Scrutiny and Legislative Initiatives and working there in the areas of legislative drafting, legislative scrutiny and policy research.
Ali’s main academic interests are corporate and transactional law, intellectual property law and constitutional law. At HLS, he is also involved in editorial capacity with Harvard Human Rights Journal and Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
His favorite pastimes include walking, classical music and appreciating art.
Conference Committee – Edoardo Ghio
Edoardo is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School from Italy. He holds a J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Milan, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in corporate law at Bocconi University. While at university, Edoardo spent an exchange semester at Cornell Law School.
Edoardo worked for four years in the corporate department of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, in the Milan office, mainly focusing on private and public M&A deals, and corporate governance issues of public companies. He is admitted to the Italian bar.
Edoardo’s main academic interests include corporate law, securities regulation, and finance.
In his free time, Edoardo enjoys playing tennis, running and playing chess.
Academic Events Committee – Joanna Kuc
Joanna is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School from Poland. She holds her primary law degree – Master’s Degree of Laws (summa cum laude) from the University of Warsaw and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in corporate law at the University of Warsaw. During her studies, as an exchange student, she studied law in the Netherlands, at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She also holds a degree in Corporate Finance from the Kozminski University and Sustainable Finance from the University of Warsaw.
Joanna is an advocate, admitted to practice in Poland. She has over eight years of professional experience from leading international law firms. Among others, she worked in the banking and finance department of Clifford Chance and the corporate department of German law firm Noerr. Prior to joining Harvard, she was a senior associate in the M&A department and head of the ESG department of Greenberg Traurig. She specializes in public and private M&A transactions, both share and asset deals.
Joanna’s academic interests include M&A, VC funding, corporate law and corporate governance. At Harvard, she serves on the Harvard International Law Journal as a Submissions Editor.
Joanna’s hobbies include surfing, politics and stoic philosophy.
Academic Events Committee – Federico Montinaro
Federico is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School from Italy. He holds a Master’s Degree of Laws from the University of Milan and he is admitted to practice law in Italy.Federico has worked for over six years for two of the largest law firms in Italy, focusing on corporate and capital markets law. He acquired extensive experience in extraordinary transactions, including initial public offerings, offerings of equity securities, public and private M&A deals. Federico has also been seconded to the in-house team of the Italian market leader in the organization of trade fairs and exhibitions.
Federico’s main academic interests encompass securities regulation, disclosure regulation, corporate law and corporate governance.
In his spare time, Federico enjoys listening to opera and he regularly attends the Scala theater. He also likes reading and traveling.
Academic Events Committee – Sven Siebrecht
Sven is a graduate student pursuing his LL.M. at Harvard Law School. Originally from Germany, he earned a law degree from Georg August University of Göttingen before beginning to research and teach international and constitutional law at Humboldt University of Berlin, where he also volunteers as a legal advisor for migration and asylum law.
In his doctoral project, Sven is scrutinizing the multi-level legal framework of the European Union’s external environmental and climate change policy. At Harvard, he is focusing on the inherent tensions between majoritarian democracy and climate change. A passionate climate advocate and member of Harvard’s Climate Leaders Program, Sven is committed to exploring how the law can be better leveraged as a tool to preserve our planet.
Communications – Maria Paziotopoulou
Maria is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School (Onassis Foundation Scholar) from Greece. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Valedictorian) and an LL.M. in Civil Law and Modern Financial Transactions (Honors) from Athens Law School. During her studies, she participated in the National Moot Court Competition of ELSA Greece (winning team) and served as the Communications Officer for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s NKUA Hub. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of “The Law Project”, a non-profit, student-run initiative within the University of Athens.
Maria gained professional experience as an Intern and Trainee Lawyer at a leading law firm in Greece, specialized in Intellectual Property Law and New Technologies.
Maria’s academic interests encompass Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment and Media Law, Technology Law & Policy, Data Protection, and EU Competition and Antitrust Law. At Harvard, she is also part of the Recording Artists Project, offering pro bono legal assistance in the music industry.
Outside her academic and professional pursuits, Maria loves watercolor painting, traveling, photography, and Latin dancing.
Faculty Sponsor – David Kennedy
David Kennedy is Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School where he teaches international law, international economic policy, legal theory, law and development and European law. He joined the Harvard Law faculty in 1981 and holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard. He is the author of numerous articles on international law and global governance. His research uses interdisciplinary materials from sociology and social theory, economics and history to explore issues of global governance, development policy and the nature of professional expertise. He has been particularly committed to developing new voices from the third world and among women in international affairs.