Martin Chudej got his Master degree in the European Integration from the University of Economics Prague Business School in 2006. In the mean time, he also received a BA in Theoretical Economics at the Charles University. During his studies at Prague, Martin was selected for an inter-governmental student ex-change program at the University of Dunedin, New Zealand where he conducted research for his bachelor research paper focused on the New Zealand economic reform.
Afterwards, Martin spent a year in an exchange program at Sciences-Po Paris drafting his Master thesis focused on the development strategy of the EU in the Maghreb countries. Admitted as a regular master-level student at Sciences-Po, he spent two years studying Economic Law and Regulation. He accomplished his final year at Sciences-Po by a highly selective double-degree program offered by Université Paris I - Sorbonne in the Law of Economic Globalization revolving mainly around International Investment Arbitration, Trade and International Litigation. Upon his graduation in 2008, Martin was admitted to the College of Europe and the IELPO Program where he is currently enrolled.
During his studies at Sciences-Po, Martin participated in the French Ministry of Industry funded team-project focused on the popularization of the "Globalization" with the French public and high school students. At the end of his studies, he also worked as an intern in a small Paris based law-firm specialized in Financial and Insurance law litigation. Interested in studying languages, Martin also travelled and worked abroad intensely dealing with contexts not always strictly related to the law (New Zealand, Australia, France, Spain and Ireland).
EU external economic relations, the institutional reform of the EU and EU's role within the international governance structure (investment, trade, competition and regionalism) are amongst his highest interest.
Apart from Czech, Martin is fluent in English, French and Spanish. He understands Slovak and got notions in Russian.
After IELPO, Martin did an internship in the Directorate-General of Trade at the European Commission (Brussels) and an internship in the Services Division of the World Trade Organization (Geneva).
After these internships, Martin joined DLA Piper's office in London in January 2011, where he worked as an Account Executive in the Trade and Government Relations Unit. He worked in the fields of trade policy and compliace, EU Affairs, energy policy, internal market and WTO Affairs.
Martin started in September 2011 a PhD in Law and Economics at the University of Bologna/ Hamburg/ Rotterdam.
(Last update: August 2012)