University of Lausanne Research Associates

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Haik Bouilliart De Saint Symphorien 
 
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE
 LLM Candidate

Research Associate

Originally from Brazil, Haik grew up in the northeast region, on the coast of what he describes as one of the most beautiful places to live. Growing up in this paradisiac spot with its wide variety of fauna and flora, this region is also one of the poorest, presenting a multitude of problems, from inadequate public administration to corruption. Understanding that these challenges inevitably lead to inequalities and environmental devastation, Haik experienced these tough life lessons first hand from a young age.

For this reason, he started studying Law and obtained his bachelors degree, defending a thesis on how to fight corruption in Brazil. He passed the Brazilian Bar examination on Criminal Law, went to France to follow a course on Politics at the well-known Sciences Po school and holds a Certificate of Politics Studies. Following the academic path, he is now finishing an LLM course in Switzerland at the University of Lausanne with a thesis on Ecocide crimes.

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Philippine Chapot
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE 
LLM Candidate

Research Associate

Philippine is originally from France and is now living in Switzerland. She graduated in English Law, French Business Law, holds a Master's in International Business, and is currently pursuing a LLM in International Business Law at the University of Lausanne. Always eager to move out of her comfort zone and driven to solve intellectual challenges, Philippine has already lived in four  countries, turning cultural differences into personal growth and knowledge. 

In her spare time, she loves to meet with friends, travel, and discover new cultures and languages. Solution-oriented, she has a keen eye for details and always seeks sustainable and creative options. 

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Dessy Tampi is currently in the LLM Program at the Université de Lausanne. The study of International Business Law has her captivated by the interplay between human rights, environment and  a pressing issue for sustainable development, an area for which she really has a passion.  She is a graduate of Universitas Indonesia with a Bachelor of Law, specializing in Business Law, a native Indonesian, and speaks both  English and Indonesian fluently. 

 

Ms. Tampi contributed to innovative research in technology law at the Technology Law Institute of Research (Lembaga Kajian Hukum Teknologi) under the Law Faculty of Universitas Indonesia as a research/teaching assistant. From 2015 to 2018, she practiced business law in a law firm based in South Jakarta, handling both  corporate and litigation matters. Later, Ms. Tampi became interested in the field of human rights and in 2019 joined the government as a legal analyst for the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia’s Republic. Her legal duties included protecting the rights of individuals or entities that were declared unable to perform their civil rights and duties, as well as acting as government-bankruptcy trustee.

 

Apart from her legal work-life, Ms. Tampi is passionate about cooking Indonesian and Japanese cuisine and one of her goals is to be fluent in five languages. She is currently learning French, Korean and German. 

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Sima Ghorbani
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE 
LLM Candidate

Research Associate

Sima Ghorbani is a lawyer with years of experience in Iran and the Middle East. She was also the youngest Iranian lawyer the year she passed the bar exam of Iran central Bar Association.  Sima has graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's of Law from the biggest human science university in Iran. Her master's degree thesis was a comparative study on patenting medical treatment in Iran and US regulation. Currently, Sima is working on her LLM in International Business Law with a specialization in innovation at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. She also has participated as a lecturer in conferences and has written articles in national and international journals.

Sima's fields of interest could be categorized in the areas of technology, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. She is enthusiastic about integrating law and new technology and finding a balance in the struggle between profit, ethics and the needed innovation that can present in competing that tension. In her opinion, the legal profession will face a revolution due to advancing technologies, especially in artificial intelligence. Sima thinks the new generation of technology will struggle with legal challenges and therefore the world will need lawyers who are experienced and educated in innovation law, otherwise the challenge may diminish potential achievements for humanity.

Despite her academic and professional life, Sima tries to run and to manage donations and foundations for the education of poor families in Iran and Afghanistan. She also teaches them online in the schools established by donation. Traveling is the thing that makes her calm and happy, so she prefers a passport full of stamps rather than a bank account full of cash. She travels to become familiar with different cultures and new ideas.

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Mohammad Hossein Heidarpour
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE
LLM Candidate
Research Associate

Mohammad Hossein Heidarpour graduated from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2005 with a Bachelor's  of Law. While working on an LLM program at Queen Mary College, University of London, UK in 2007-2008 Mohammad concurrently enrolled in a Master's of Law in International Commercial Law from the Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran, Iran, which he completed in 2009. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran in the field of Energy Law as well as a LLM candidate in University of Lausanne in the field of International Business Law and Innovation, which mainly deals with the legal approaches towards new technologies of today’s world. Mohammad's specific focus at the University of Lausanne is the interaction between the Blockchain and  energy sector, with the end goal of decarbonization and replacement of fossil fuels with  clean renewable energies.

His career history started in 2005 when he was admitted to Iran Central Bar, and he has since been practicing as  Legal Counsel for several companies, including those active in the energy sector. His most recent experience as Head of the Energy Department at Daad and Kherad Law Firm in Tehran, Iran was completed in early 2021.

Dessy C Tampi
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE 
LLM Candidate

Research Associate

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Biondina Hulaj
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE 
LLM Candidate

Research Associate

Biondina Hulaj, is in her first year of the Master of Laws program at the University of Lausanne, focusing on public policy and human rights law. Although Turkish is her mother tongue, she is also fluent in Albanian,  English, French and German. Biodina is driven by her passion is to help people, especially women and children from all over the world who are victims of  violence. 

 

Receiving her undergraduate law degree from the University of Priština in Kosovo, Biodina is currently pursuing two Master’s degrees: one in Suisse Law and an LLM in International Business Law.

 

Biodina appreciates the years she has spent in academia and credits her undergraduate experiences for kindling the internal fire that continues to drive her research and the love of providing legal advice that she enjoys being able to provide throughout both her  internships and job opportunities to date.

 

When outside the  classroom and office, Biodina likes traveling, hiking, volunteering, researching and cooking.

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Yvonne Ifezue
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE 
LLM Candidate

Research Associate

Yvonne Ifezue, is from Nigeria, and is a Master's degree student at the University of Lausanne in International Business Law. She is fluent in English and Igbo. Growing up in Nigeria has informed Yvonne's awareness of the foundational needs facing similar countries as her own,  has fostered her passion to assist developing countries to overcome their emerging concerns.

 

In addition to being a 2019 graduate of the International University in Geneva with a Master’s degree in International Trade, Yvonne holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from Madonna University in Okija, Nijeria. Her educational background and exceptional passion for research and development is driving Yvonne toward raising her level  of legal analysis and theories required to help  unravel the current global issues surrounding the delivery of the SDG Goals.

 

When she isn't studying law or International Trade, Yvonne's passions include traveling, learning new cultures, meeting new people and reading.

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Pruthvi-Gerben Patel
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE 
LLM Candidate
Research Associate

Pruthvi-Gerben, hails from the Netherlands and India, and has lived in both countries for 10 years. Currently, he is studying at the University of Lausanne and is pursuing his LLM in International Business law with specialization in Sports law. His ambition in sport arises from both the Netherlands which is prominent in football and field hockey, whereas India in cricket and badminton. He has the motivation and the drive like a Formula 1 racer to finish the race and benefit the team. 

 

The name Pruthvi-Gerben means ‘the Earth’ in Hindi which fits his resolve to promote and contribute to sustainability and climate change in any possible way through the sports industry. He is currently a legal and commercial consultant at the India International Exchange (IFSC INX) until next year. His interest in multidisciplinary learning reflects a deep interest in comprehending complex challenges.   With this mindset, he is looking forward to pursuing a PhD or two in the relation to the field of sports. 

 

An interesting fact about him... He believes that no one else on the globe has his first name ‘PruthviGerben’. With this uniqueness, he has diverse hobbies, such as, sketching, meditating, cooking, playing sports and most importantly reading fiction and non-fiction books. 

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Amir Shafie
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE 
LLM Candidate
Research Associate

Amir is a LLM student at the University of Lausanne. 

Amir holds a JD degree from the University of Ottawa. Prior to law school Amir was a chemical engineer with an interest in novel material development. He held a research position at the Advanced Material Laboratory at the University of Toronto, giving him the opportunity to have hands-on experience in developing a novel technology with diverse industrial applications. Experienced in working on international teams, he has a team-oriented approach to problem-solving. At the University of Ottawa, Amir has completed the International Trade Investment Practicum and wrote his thesis on the intellectual property exemption in the Canadian Competition Act. 

Obtaining his Bachelor's degree in petrochemical engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, Amir received his Master's of Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has worked on various engineering projects including designing zeolite membrane for syngas separation, noble metal catalyst for ethanol oxidation, and selective electro-oxidation of noble metal alloys. 

He is the father of a toddler who occupies most of his spare time.

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Pamela Torres Rodrigues
UNIVERSITY of LAUSANNE 
LLM Candidate
Research Associate

Pamela Torres is a Peruvian lawyer who graduated with honours from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú for developing an interdisciplinary research project aimed at conducting surveys and interviews as well as collecting and analyzing university norms regulating racism in various universities in Lima, Peru.

Following her passion for the sociology of law and international trade, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Université de Lausanne, obtaining the title of Master's of Advanced Studies (MAS) in International Business Law (LL.M) through a thesis analyzing the subsection 3.2.7 of the Annex to Regulation (EU) No. 488/2014 on the maximum cadmium content in chocolate and derived products under WTO sanitary and phytosanitary rules, which led to the publication of a research article and a book on the same topic.

Throughout her professional career Pamela has published papers about international investment law and social conflicts. In addition, Pamela has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion and various law firms in Peru. Currently, Pamela teaches Introduction to Legal Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.