4EU+ Summer School in International Business Law – Continuing education for legal professionals

Join legal and business practitioners at the 4EU+ Summer School in International Business Law for a program featuring cutting-edge courses in key areas of business law and dispute resolution. Taught by experienced instructors blending academic expertise with practical insight, the curriculum addresses market specialization and the demands of responsible business activity. Ideal for legal and business professionals, public sector facilitators of international trade, as well as PhD students with a keen interest in cross-border commercial practice. This year, with the support of a prestigious 4EU+ SEED grant, we can offer participation in the Summer School free of charge.


This year’s 4EU+ Summer School in International Business Law will take place from 18-27 June. Please find the schedule here.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us at IBLA@jur.ku.dk

Courses at 4EU+ Summer School in International Business Law

During the summer school, I could deepen my knowledge within already familiar spheres, as well as get both a basic overview and in-depth insights regarding new spheres of law. It was a splendid opportunity to communicate with lecturers and participants with different academic backgrounds. Most of all I enjoyed the practical approach during the courses and up-to-date problems being discussed.

 Participant of the 4EU+ Summer School, June 2022

4EU+ Summer School in International Business Law – Grow your international network

The 4EU+ Summer School in International Business Law serves as a dynamic platform for expanding your international network. With a teaching staff hailing from the University of Copenhagen, Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, and Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, participants gain diverse insights into European legal systems.

This program, backed by the 4EU+ European University Alliance, facilitates meaningful connections with legal and business practitioners from across Europe. Ideal for legal professionals, public sector facilitators of international trade, and final-year students, the summer school not only imparts cutting-edge knowledge but also creates a fertile ground for forging valuable professional relationships that extend beyond borders.

The 4EU+ European University Alliance

The 4EU+ European University Alliance is a transnational strategic association of eight European universities. The 4EU+ Alliance has one vision: to create one comprehensive research-intensive European University through a new quality of cooperation in teaching, education, research and administration. The 4EU+ Summer School in International Business Law has been established by the University of Copenhagen and is taught by teachers from Charles University in Prague, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Warsaw and Paris-Panthéon-Assas University.




International Commercial Arbitration 

Petr BřízaPetr Bříza,

Ph.D., is a partner of the Czech law firm Bříza & Trubač and a senior lecturer at the Charles University Faculty of Law (Commercial Law Department). Petr specialises in international business law, EU law, and cross-border litigation/arbitration. He also regularly lectures and publishes thereon, both in the Czech Republic and abroad (e.g., he co-authored a leading commentary on the Czech PILA or authored book Choice of Law and Choice of Court in International Trade). He has served as an arbitrator in more than 60 cases and, as an attorney, he has represented his clients before various prestigious arbitration institutions (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, DIS, etc.). He is a member of the Commission for European Law of the Czech Government Legislative Council and the Czech Bar Association's advisory sections for arbitration, EU law and international law. Since 2020 he is a member of the board of the Arbitration Court Attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. He is a graduate from the Charles University Faculty of Law and the NYU School of Law. 

René CiencialaRené Cienciala, Dr. jur., is a partner of the Czech boutique law firm Urban & Hejduk and a secretary of the Arbitration Commission at ICC Czech Republic. Over the past decade, René has been involved in representing clients in dozens of complex cases, incl. domestic litigation and arbitration, international commercial arbitration (ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, VIAC), investor-state arbitration (ICSID), sports arbitration (CAS), and disciplinary proceedings (UEFA). He has already participated in some 55+ domestic and international arbitration proceedings as counsel (leading attorney, co-counsel, local counsel, or team member) or as arbitrator (chair, co-arbitrator, or sole arbitrator) at the Czech Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber and Agricultural Chamber or at the Czech Football Association. He is alumni of the prestigious Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), a co-head of the worldwide Grimaldi Alliance Arbitration Platform, and a co-chair of the Young Czech Arbitration Professionals group.

International Commercial Contracts

Rafal MorekRafal Morek, Doctor in Law, is a part-time adjunct professor at the University of Warsaw (Poland). He has been a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada), Aix-Marseille Université (France), National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine), as well as lectured for the Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier (Germany). Since earning his doctoral degree in 2008, he has been teaching courses on international arbitration, mediation, negotiation, civil law, construction law and international commercial contracts. Dr Morek is currently admitted to bar in Poland, and is also a registered foreign lawyer by the Law Society of Scotland. He is a partner at CMS law firm, an officer of the International Bar Association Arbitration Committee, a member of the Arbitration Council of the DIS (German Arbitration Institute) and Vice-President of the Arbitration Board of the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce. He is ranked by Best Lawyers (Arbitration and Mediation), Chambers Global and Chambers Europe (Dispute Resolution, Most in Demand Arbitrators and Real Estate & Construction), Legal 500, and Who's Who Legal (Arbitration). He was elected a "market leader" in the field of mediation and arbitration (2022) and international disputes (2019) by "Rzeczpospolita". Dr Morek has taken part in over 120 proceedings conducted in accordance with the arbitration rules of ICC, VIAC, SCC, DIS, ICSID, UNCITRAL, CAS, PCC, Lewiatan and others. He is also a certified mediator and a mediation trainer, and often acts as a negotiator or a DAB or DAAB member.

Mediation in Commercial Disputes

Ewa GmurzyńskaEwa Gmurzyńska, Dr. jur. habil.,Professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw. She obtained her Ph.D. and habilitation degrees at the University of Warsaw and master degree (LL.M) at the University of Florida. Since 1998 she is the Director of the Center for American Law Studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Ewa Gmurzyńska teaches mediation in legal disputes, mediation advocacy and introduction to US Law. She is the director of the Mediation Clinic. For many years she was director of LL.M program in negotiation, mediation and other ADR at the University of Warsaw. She has served as a mediator in civil, commercial and academic disputes, and is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation Center for Conflict and Dispute Resolutions. Her international experience includes teaching at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, University of Helsinki, Bergen University and Aix Marseille University. Since 2016 she also teaches regularly as an adjunct professor at Emory School of Law and Georgia State University College of Law. She is an author of many publications in the field of mediation and conflict resolution.

EU Competition Law

Paweł MarciszPaweł Marcisz, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the European Law Department at the University of Warsaw. He also collaborates with University of Copenhagen as an external researcher at the Study Hub for International Economic Law and Development (SHIELD). He has established experience in teaching EU law in general, and EU competition law in particular, to university students and advocate trainees. Paweł Marcisz is also an attorney, practicing in the fields of civil and administrative litigation, EU law, and competition law. He has advised clients on various matters regarding competition law, including compliance of agreements, terms and conditions, discount systems, proceedings before the competition authorities, and litigation regarding infringements of competition law. He is an of counsel in the Łaszczuk & Partners law firm in Warsaw. Marcisz was a laureate of the Rising Star accolade, awarded by the journal Gazeta Prawna and the publishing house LexisNexis Polska. He served as arbitrator in proceedings at the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, as well as Court of Arbitration at the Confederation of Lewiatan.

Crypto-Assets: Regulation and Legal Practice

Jérôme Chacornac, Ph.D., from the University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas, is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas. He also holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Florence (Laurea in scienze giuridiche).

His research and professional interests include financial regulation, international trade law with a focus on international financing, ESG and compliance. He is an author of various contributions regarding social enterprise and corporate liabilities. In the ambit of individual and collective projects, he has also conducted work on the development and legal use of distributed ledger technologies and their use in both financing and corporate governance. He has also participated as a legal expert in various working groups and has a practice as a consultant, mostly in the private sector.

Jérôme Chacornac has an extensive international teaching experience. A former visiting scholar at the University of Graz, Austria, he has also taught at Elte (Budapest), Saint-Joseph (Beirut), Luiss Guido Carli, as well as at the international campuses of Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, in Paris, Dubaï and Singapore.







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If you have any questions or want to get in touch with us, you are welcome to contact IBLA@jur.ku.dk