Amsterdam School of International Business

  A.S.M. Andela (Anne-Sophie) LLM

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Prove all things; hold fast that which is good – 1 Thessalonians 5:21

A lawyer by profession, Anne-Sophie Andela has been affiliated with the Amsterdam School of International Business since 2006. She is a lecturer of International Trade & Commercial Law and European Law. She co-developed Art | Business | Culture and Current Issues in Business (on business ethics, globalisation issues, and current affairs). She is a learning line coordinator and supervisor to students fulfilling internships abroad. Ms Andela has been a guest lecturer at several AMSIB partner institutes, such as London Metropolitan University and HWR Berlin. She enjoys organising law-related excursions to e.g. the European Parliament, the European Commission and the International Court of Justice.

Ms Andela has a passion for teaching. She considers it a pleasure and a privilege to share her legal knowledge and professional experience with the AMSIB’s international student body. Having lived, studied and worked abroad herself, she has been where her students are now (or would like to go!) and has valuable insights to share. She is especially interested in the social context of business: the interface with politics, economics, law and ethics. She believes in development that empowers the practical hands-on, can-do business professional. She is inspired by her students and in turn, inspires them to follow their instinct. To question, probe and critically appraise. To aim high. To be the best they can be.

Before joining AMSIB, Anne-Sophie Andela practised law in Rotterdam with the predecessors of international law firms Simmons & Simmons and Loyens & Loeff. Her main focus was on commercial litigation, international trade and transport. She has acted as legal advisor to Mexican law firm Bufete Merodio Moctezuma y Alfaro S.C. in Mexico City and as a liaison officer for the University of Amsterdam in Hong Kong, where she handled public relations and marketing for the South-East Asia region within the scope of the internationalisation of higher education. As company lawyer and management trainee at ABN AMRO Bank N.V.’s headquarters in Amsterdam, Ms Andela dealt with insolvency law and special credits. She also participated in the British Council’s European Young Lawyers´ Scheme in London, which included secondments with solicitors Clifford Chance and barristers’ chambers in the Temple.

Ms Andela studied English, Spanish, political science and history on a NACEE/IIE scholarship at the University of Oregon for a year before obtaining her Master’s Degree in Dutch Civil Law at the University of Amsterdam. As a Chevening scholar she attended King’s College London from which she holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Law (LL.M.). She also obtained a diploma in comparative law from the University of Strasbourg. She studied Introduction to Common Law at the University of Exeter and several Spanish courses at the UNAM in Mexico City. Ms Andela speaks Dutch, English, Spanish, French and German. She loves the arts, plays several instruments, and during her summers she attends the Dartington International (Music) Summer School.