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Work experience

Mar 2017present

Assistant to the Deputy Head of Cabinet

European Commissioner, Cabinet of Commissioner Neven Mimica

As a part of the administrative and assistance support, my tasks range from organising meetings, working with different Commission's tools , drafting letters and replies on behalf of the Commissioner, Deputy Head of Cabinet and Member of Cabinet, preparing briefing files etc. I think that all of these tasks require excellent organisational skills in addition to the ability to work under pressure and with very strict deadlines.

Jul 2015Feb 2016

Junior Associate

Law firm Vanja Markovic, Zagreb, Croatia

As an Associate I was involved in advising and representing clients on transactions and complex corporate and commercial matters, carrying out international transactions with natural and legal persons from the European Union and other countries, and covering the all issues related to the company law, tax law, contract law, labor law, merger and acquisition processes, and intellectual property rights.

Oct 2014Feb 2015

Trainee

European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

My duties in the Commissioner's Cabinet involved various tasks such as providing research and analytical work in the development policy areas, drafting of documents and reports, accompanying the Commissioner to field missions, etc. I was also in charge for the work on the Commissioner's social media platforms (Twitter, Blog, Facebook).

May 2014Aug 2014

Paralegal

Carter-Ruck Solicitors, London, United Kingdom

I assisted group of solicitors from the international law department in preparing a major case for trial. Duties among others included reviewing documents, performing legal research, providing summaries and translations of documents, etc.

Apr 2014Aug 2014

Legal Caseworker and Finance Intern

AIRE Center, London, United Kingdom

I assisted the Legal Director and Legal Project Managers with all aspects of preparatory work for the AIRE center's legal advice service and cases pending before the ECtHR, including: legal research in support of cases, corresponding with the clients and the Court, keeping effective files, etc.

I have also contributed in creating a online database of cases before the ECtHR for the Western Balkans.

Jul 2013Apr 2014

Legal Intern at the Office of the Prosecutor

International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia, United Nations, The Hague, Netherlands

I have worked with trial attorneys with preparing examination in chief and cross examination, proofing witnesses, researching and drafting parts of motions and final briefs, preparing evidence for trial and other litigation-related tasks.

Education

20122013

LLM International Criminal Justice and Human Rights

University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

International criminal law, Transnational crime and Counter Terrorism, Human Rights Law, Regional Human Rights Law

20062012

Masters of Law

University of Rijeka, Croatia

Civil law, Criminal law, International law, European law, Maritime law

Languages

Croatian Language - mother tongue

English Language - proficient user

Italian Language - proficient user

Spanish Language - advanced user

French Language - intermediate user

Skills

Organisational skills
  • managing of time and tasks given by the superiors and the ability to work efficiently in high pressure or time constraint situations (skill gained by working with lawyers at the UN, UK and European Commission)
  • good organisational skills gained by working in a NGO where I had a more independent role
Communication skills
  • ability to work efficiently in different topics
  • ability to work and adjust in a multicultural environment (acquired by studying and working in 4 different countries)
  • good communication skills acquired by working with professionals of different legal backgrounds but also by communicating with other international organisations, stakeholders, high level officials, etc.
Computer skills
  • excellent command of Microsoft Office and web browsers
  • excellent command of research tools (such as Westlaw, Heinonline, Lexis) and different programs/platforms used by specific institutions (such as Casemap, Ringtail, Judicial data base, Zyfind, Livenote etc)

Certifications

Sep 2015present

Official Court Interpreter for Croatian- English language

County Court in Rijeka, Croatia

Additional information

  • Driving licence B
  • Charity work with children in hospitals

  • Passionate about learning new languages (currently studying fourth foreign language)