The Program

The Urios Career Event 2021 will be held online on March 18th 2021 between 12.15 and 17.00.

12.15: Opening
12.25: Plenary session with UN and IRENA legal advisor Terseli Loial
13.20: (1st workshop round): Human Rights Practice (international and EU humanitarian law) and Van Hasselt Law (EU Competition and Privacy Law)
14.05: Break
14.15: (2nd presentation round): The International Criminal Court and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EU Intellectual Property Law)
15.00: Break
15.10: (3rd workshop round): United States Embassy (international diplomacy and international affairs) and AHL Advocaten (EU immigration and asylum law)
15.55: Break
16.05: (4th workshop round): Allen & Overy (multinational lawfirm with a focus on corporate) and Bird & Bird (multinational lawfirm with a focus on technology)
16.50: Closing
17.00: Speeddates!

The day will open with panelist and speaker Terseli Loial

Mr. Loial studied public international law in France, at University Pantheon-Sorbonne and University Paris Descartes.

From 1988 to 2015 he worked as a member of the United Nations in-house legal team at the UN Secretariat in New York and led the legal offices of the UN peace-keeping missions in Angola, Kosovo and Haiti. His responsibilities included, inter alia: advising on policies, regulations and rules, modalities for development and humanitarian assistance and partnerships with the private sector; negotiating and drafting agreements with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies as well as contracts for the procurement of goods and services, and assisting in the amicable settlement or arbitration of disputes.

From 2017 to 2019 he worked as the Legal Adviser of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), responsible for: advising and supporting IRENA’s directorate for the preparation and conduct of meetings of IRENA’s governing bodies; advising on the legal aspects of IRENA’s relations with its Members and other governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies, and advising on international, constitutional, administrative, contractual and other legal matters arising from IRENA’s activities.

He assisted in the formulation of institutional changes in the UN, including the establishment, fusion and reorganization of UN secretariat units or subsidiary organs, drafted hundreds of international agreements, project documents and contracts on various matters, such as project financing and execution, electoral assistance, privatization of public sector entities, engineering or construction work, logistical services, demining work, chartering of aircraft, medical services, software licenses, etc.  He also drafted more than 100 legislative instruments for the establishment and operation of self-government institutions in Kosovo.

The workshops will (among others) be given by:

AHL Advocaten

AHL immigration lawyers is a team of migration law specialists within AHL Advocaten. The immigration lawyers, Anjo Hekman and Flip Jansen, are specialised in filling applications for residence permits and legal representation in case of revocation of residence permits. The cases they handle concern asylum for refugees, family reunification, work permits, naturalisation and entry bans.

Do you want to get to know AHL Advocaten? Sign up for their workshop!

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with more than 40 offices worldwide. For instance in Australia, China, Indonesia, the US and South Africa.

They are universally recognised market leaders in corporate transactions, banking & capital markets, governance & regulatory and disputes.

Allen & Overy’s Amsterdam office is known for its individual experts and their ability to join forces, across practice areas and borders, to get deals done and to find solutions in highly complex cases.

Do you want to get to know Allen & Overy? Sign up for their workshop!

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on helping organisations being changed by technology and the digital world.

There is a focus on high-tech and regulated sectors as Technology & Communications, Life Sciences, Media and Energy & Utilities.

Bird & Bird has 1,300 lawyers in 29 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and North America. The Dutch Bird & Bird team exists of more than 80 bilingual lawyers, tax experts and notaries.

Do you want to get to know Bird & Bird? Sign up for their workshop!


EUIPO is the European Union Intellectual Property Office responsible for managing the EU trademark and the registered Community design. They also work with the IP offices of the EU Member States and international partners to offer a similar registration experience for trademarks and designs across Europe and the world.

Do you want to know what it is like to work in at the European Union Intellectual Property Office? Sign up for their workshop!

Human Rights Practice

Human Rights Practice is a one-person consultancy founded by Alicia Dibbets. After having worked for various organisations within the human rights sector she established herself as an independent researcher in 2014. Since then she has worked on consultancy basis for non-governmental organisations, government agencies, consultancy firms and research institutes. She has researched diverse human rights themes covering access to housing, social care, health care, and education.

Her research also includes the rights of different groups including persons with disabilities, criminal suspects, women and undocumented migrants.

Do you want to know what it is like to work in the human rights field? Sign up for her workshop!

The International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

Do you want to know what it is like to work in the international criminal law field? Sign up for their workshop!

U.S. Embassy

The American Embassy in The Hague promotes strong bilateral ties between the United States and the Netherlands and works actively to increase cooperation on counter terrorism, enhance U.S. economic prosperity, and fight international crime and drugs.

It carries out these tasks by working with the Netherlands as a NATO and coalition partner; by promoting shared goals between the U.S. and the EU, of which the Netherlands is a member; by advocating U.S. trade policy goals and U.S. business and commercial interests; and by working with law enforcement agencies in the Netherlands to fight transnational crime.

Van Hasselt Law

This law firm specializes in EU competition, litigation and enforcement, and ICT- and data protection law. In particular, Van Hasselt Law focuses on regulated sectors and innovative developments such as FinTech. The founder, Emilie van Hasselt, has more than 19 years of experience as a lawyer in international offices.

Her expertise lies in administrative and civil proceedings as a litigator, she provides realistic advice on litigation strategy and is results-oriented.

Do you want to know what it is like to work in those practice areas? Sign up for this workshop!

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