A lawyer by profession, Anne-Sophie Andela has been affiliated with the Amsterdam School of International Business since 2006. She lectures on International Business Law and European Law.
She also co-developed Art | Business | Culture and Current Issues in Business and Society (on the social context of business: the interface with politics, economics, law and ethics) and supervises students fulfilling internships abroad. Ms Andela is a regular guest-lecturer at AMSIB partner institutes such as London Metropolitan University, University of Hertfordshire, and Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht in Berlin.
Anne-Sophie believes in development that empowers the practical hands-on, can-do business professional. This is also the new content she brings to the European Business Skills summer course.
Before joining AMSIB, Anne-Sophie Andela was a commercial litigator in the Rotterdam Trade and Transport departments of international law firms Simmons & Simmons and Loyens & Loeff. She was legal advisor to a law firm in Mexico City and acted as liaison officer for the University of Amsterdam in Hong Kong, handling public relations and marketing for the South-East Asia region. As company lawyer and management trainee at ABN AMRO Bank N.V.’s headquarters in Amsterdam, Ms Andela dealt with insolvency law and special credits. She also participated in the British Council’s European Young Lawyers´ Scheme in London, which included secondments with solicitors Clifford Chance and barristers’ chambers in the Temple.
Anne-Sophie studied English, Spanish, political science, and history on a NACEE/IIE scholarship at the University of Oregon for a year before obtaining her Master’s Degree in Dutch Civil Law at the University of Amsterdam. As a Chevening scholar she attended King’s College London from which she holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Law (LL.M.). She also obtained a diploma in comparative law from the University of Strasbourg. She studied Introduction to Common Law at the University of Exeter and Spanish at the UNAM in Mexico City.
“I love the arts and play the violin in a symphony and a tango orchestra. Regularly attending the Dartington International (Music) Summer School, I know how inspiring a summer course can be. I love teaching and aim to both quench my students’ curiosity and inspire them to follow their instinct. To question, probe and critically appraise. To aim high. To be the best they can be.”