Senior Associate Attorney, Višnja Drenški Lasan Law Firm
Scholarship: Summer Course on EU Regulation and Supervision of Financial Markets (219B07)
Trier, 24 June – 28 June 2019
“Carefully selected speakers sharing highly specialised knowledge is what makes it superior to other forms of education. Most importantly, however, the course was a great opportunity for connecting with colleagues from 23 different EU countries.”
- Q & A with Katarina Antešić
What is your legal background, your current occupation and country of work?
I work as Senior Associate Attorney in Zagreb and am a postgraduate student at the Faculty of Law in Rijeka.
How do you use European law in your current work?
My final postgraduate paper concerns the problem of proving criminal offences against the capital market. Regulation of capital markets was introduced in Croatia solely through the European acquis, making EU law central to Croatian procedural practices.
I have always been interested in European law, so I graduated in European Public Law department on the topic „European Funds – Priority, prosperity “. As a postgraduate student I am currently writing my final paper on the topic of „The problem of proving criminal offenses against the capital market“.
What was your motivation for attending this particular event?
Law is my passion, and in my work, I always have to engage with European Law. I consider the knowledge of European acquis nowadays as an inseparable part of every business, especially mine.
The topic attracted me given the fact that there has not yet been a single capital-market related criminal court process in Croatia.
Since Croatia entered full EU membership, the European acquis incontinently changes Croatian court practice, as a lawyer, I can testify to that on a daily basis.
I consider it a special opportunity, given the fact, there is no similar programme available in Croatia; as far as educating young lawyers on these issues goes.
How did you benefit from the scholarship?
The Summer Course, full of valuable knowledge and exceptional lecturers, allowed me to significantly improve my understanding of regulation and supervision of financial markets. Carefully selected speakers sharing highly specialised knowledge is what makes it superior to other forms of education. Most importantly, however, the course was a great opportunity for connecting with colleagues from 23 different EU countries. I highly recommend this programme to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of financial markets regulation, and I myself hope to attend more ERA events in the future.