Patrycja Salacinska obtained her law degree (2007) from the University of Szczecin, Poland. During her studies, she pursued her great interest in trade regulations and competition law, in particular by conducting traineeships in the Polish competition authority and the Polish competition court.
After graduation she worked 3 years for one of the leading international law firms in Poland, where she specialized in EC and Polish competition law, including antitrust, mergers and unfair trading practices. She represented clients in the proceedings before the Polish competition authority and the Polish competition court. Her particular area of interest was private enforcement and state aid law. Furthermore, Patrycja worked for 5 months as a trainee at the Directorate General for Competition at the European Commission (Brussels), where she participated in the assessment of complex transactions affecting markets all over the Europe. Thanks to this experience, she acquired a sound knowledge of the EU policies and procedures.
Simultaneously, after three years of training at the Polish Bar Association, she passed the bar exam and was admitted to the Polish Bar Association.
Beside of her legal interests, during her studies she pursued also her deep commitment to non-profit activities. She provided free legal advice in the Students’ Legal Clinic and conducted legal workshops for high-school students. Finally, she was also deeply involved in the European Law Students’ Association ELSA, including being the President of the Polish National Group.
Patrycja is currently participating in the IELPO LL.M. programme, where she expects to broaden her knowledge in the area of international economic law, gain a global perspective on trade regulations and a sound understanding of the current and possible future solutions and opportunities in this area.
Beside of her native language (Polish), Patrycja is fluent in English and German. She is also in the course of learning of Spanish and French.