Ana Stanič to discuss “Preparing for Independence: Lessons learned from newly born states”

Events / 01.4.16

Ms. Stanič is the keynote speaker at a Coppieters Dinner-Debate (Friday 1 April 2016). She will address secession and state succession from an international law perspective; share her experiences and observations about what lessons can be drawn from newly independent states, such as her home state of Slovenia; and provide recommendations about how to prepare for independence and what to expect in negotiations

Ana Stanič is the founder of E&A Law Limited, an innovative law firm based in London which advises states, companies and financial institutions on issues of international and EU law. She is ranked amongst UK’s leading public international lawyers by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. She is also a lecturer of international arbitration law at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

Prior to moving to London, Ana Stanič worked for the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Relations and the Slovenian Central Bank. She has an LLM from Cambridge University and a LLB and B. Commerce (Finance and Banking) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research at Cambridge University on international law on financial state succession assisted Slovenia and Croatia during the negotiations concerning the Yugoslav state succession. Her thesis was published in 2001 in the European Journal of International Law, a leading international law journal. For the last few years, Ana has undertaken research on the Catalan and Scottish cases of independence, has advised on issues of international law in respect thereof and has spoken at numerous conferences.

Attendees are welcome to raise points, comments and questions around these topics during the dinner.

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When: Friday, 1st of April 2016 at 20:00
Where: Restaurant of the Campo dell’Oro Hotel in Aiacciu, Corsica

The event will be carried out in English; no interpretation provided.

Please note that the dinner debate will be held under the Chatham House Rule.


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Note that a 35 EUR participation fee will be required. Payment to the following bank account with reference “Dinner debate 2016 + your name”:

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This Conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference nor the opinions of the speakers.