Before joining Bird & Bird in 2017, I interned in Hong Kong in the International Arbitration department of another leading international law firm and in the compliance department of a Trust company. After obtaining a LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from City University of Hong Kong, I joined the Hong Kong-based IP department of Adidas. During my studies I interned abroad at a boutique tax law firm in Toronto.My previous experience helps me at Bird & Bird to fully understand our clients' business and specific needs for global organisations expanding internationally or for fast growing start-ups or SMEs. This expertise together with our one firm approach internationally means we can offer great service and consistency on cross-border deals. Additionally, our local presence, with experienced senior associates and partners active for many years in Belgium, makes our team a key asset for our clients locally.Today, I am also a teaching assistant at the University of Brussels and I am a member of CEPANI40. Furthermore, I regularly participate in seminars and conferences on the latest corporate and dispute resolution trends and innovations to offer our clients the most up to date and tailor made advice.