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Careers in Business Law (All Students)

Panel Discussion
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Careers in Business Law panel discussion is recommended to students studying international business law and to other CEU students with a law degree and an interest in this field.

During this event, you will learn about:

  • What to consider as you approach a career in international business law
  • About careers in anti-corruption, financial crime, international law, migration law, and more
  • How Covid-19 might impact the legal sector and how to prepare for a job search in this time


Panelist bios will be added as they are confirmed.

Esther Ebimoghan (LEGS ’20) is a Consultant at the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD-UK) where she leads R&D on a loan product for the AFFORD Diaspora (Blended) Finance programme in emerging markets. As one of 75 youth leaders selected by the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, she participated in the 2021 Migration Youth Forum. She is also active on the taskforce for UNICEF's project, Youth Agency Marketplace (YOMA). Esther earned her LLM in International Business Law from Central European University, Austria, and LB from Keele University, UK, where she was awarded the Michael Akehurst Prize for best graduating student in International Law. Recently, she was a financial sector panelist at the International Scientific Conference Belgrade and went on to publish a paper on Financial Inclusion through Innovations: Improving Consumer Protection in Digital Financial Services. 

Milagros Evans I. Malaya (LEGS ‘16) graduated with an LLM from Central European University in International Business Law and received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. She likewise graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a BA in Political Science, earned her Juris Doctor in 2008 from the UP College of Law, and was admitted into the Philippine Bar in 2009. She is currently a Knowledge Lawyer for Baker McKenzie, Amsterdam after having done a secondment at their London office. As a KL, she manages and executes legal content projects, training, and knowledge initiatives with and for the Global Compliance & Investigations Group. Prior to being a KL, Ms. Malaya was a Senior Associate lawyer at Leynes Lozada-Marquez Law Offices in Manila. In her 13 years of practice, she has developed expertise in litigation, ADR, investigations, employment, as well as general consultancy services in compliance and corporate law. 

Mohammad Tayel (LEGS ‘15) is a compliance specialist with almost 8 years of experience in several multinational banks and companies; KPMG, Morgan Stanley and TransferWise (Wise). He was one of the first to analyze cryptocurrencies from a legal perspective, beginning with his widely-cited master thesis titled “Can bitcoin be self-regulatory legal tender.” Mohammad has worked in financial crimes, money laundering cases and due diligence reports. He has helped companies and organizations combat financial crimes and fraudulent cases, specifically from high-risk and offshore locations. Mohammad has been inspired by working for a successful startup company like Transferwise that focuses on giving back by promoting “money without borders; cheaper, faster, easier and completely transparent.” He has therefore joined several hackathons and incubation programs with an aim to build his own startup. He is currently working on building InValuencer with a mission to help industrial experts and startup vlogging founders through storytelling to best share their values and know-how.

Yekaterina Khamidullina (LEGS ‘16) is a Senior Associate with AEQUITAS Law Firm, one of the leading and largest national law firms in Kazakhstan. She received her LLM in International Business Law from Central European University and has solid experience in advising on labor law, corporate law, contract law, project finance, and anti-corruption issues.  Yekaterina provides advice and legal opinions to world-famous companies that conduct business in Kazakhstan such as General Electric, Chevron, Siemens, ExxonMobil, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Canon, Coca-Cola, etc.  She is a member of the working groups formed to draft the laws on the introduction of amendments to the Labor Code and Anti-corruption law.  She is a member of the Kazakhstan Bar Association and Ius Laboris (global Alliance of leading employment, labor, and pension law firms).  According to the AsiaLaw rating agency, Yekaterina was announced as the “highest-rated lawyer to work with” in Kazakhstan in 2021.  

During the Spring Careers in Event Series you will learn about different professional areas and related career paths. We also invite you to register for:

This event will be held via Zoom. Please register in advance to receive the event link.