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Adrián Verdegay Mena



Adrián Verdegay is a Spanish national who obtained his Law Degree from the University of Barcelona. During the program, he arranged three years of the Business Administration Degree in the University of Barcelona. These studies were supplemented with some stages in recognized international universities such as the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Boston University and The Hague Academy of International Law where he was involved in curricular activities related to International Law and Economics.

The interest in the International Economic Law and Policy is consequence of his participation in the ELSA WTO Moot Court 2008 and in the Harvard United Nations Model of 2008.

In his IELPO Research Paper, supervised by Professor Petros Mavroidis, Adrián focused on the Economic Partnership Agreements between African countries and the European Union.

Adrián Verdegay speaks Spanish and Catalan (mother tongues), English and has a high work level of French.


After IELPO, Adrian worked as an intern at Appleton Luff International Lawyers' office in Brussels, where he dealt with different issues such as: Services Doha Negotiations; Overseas Countries and Territories; Economic Partnership Agreements; African Regional Economic Communities; and Anti-Dumping cases. 

In December 2009 he joined SJ Berwin LLP's Brussels office where he worked on trade and regulatory issues.

After his working experience in SJ Berwin LLP, in March 2011 he joined the International Trade Practice Group at Berwin Leighton Paisner in Brussels.

Adrian has just completed a King's College Postgraduate Diploma on EU Competition Law.

(Last update: August 2012)

Secretaria del Estado de Turismo y Comercio Universitat de Barcelona Departament Economia i Finances de la Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Barcelona