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Luz-Helena Hanauer (Beltran Gómez)
Course: Master of Laws (LLM), International Business Law
University: University of Liverpool
Current place of residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
Scholarship Year: 2007-2008
Other information: Luz Helena is a Colombian admitted Attorney graduated from the Universidad Externado de Colombia, where she was the recipient of the academic excellence scholarship in her University for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005, awarded yearly to the top two students of each class. In 2007, Luz Helena was awarded the Hodgson Law Scholarship to pursue an LLM in International Business Law at the University of Liverpool. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Simultaneously, she holds the position of international trade manager at a South African company where she is in charge of the company’s legal affairs in commercial, tax and trade law. She has experience in industrial development, international sale of goods, government procurement, investment, and project financing.
Her area of research is International Economic Law; focused in trade, anti-dumping, competition and the related provisions contained in the WTO Agreements. She has been interested in this area of research since the very beginning of her career as a lawyer. This interest is reflected in her choice of employment positions as well as in the several publications of articles linked to the topic in journals of economic and commercial law in Spanish and English.
During the development of her PhD she became a founding member of the African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN) and has actively participated in the conferences organized by that collectivity presenting papers related to her research and relevant to the issues affecting the continent. She has received funding and research invitations from the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and from the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) under a cooperation agreement signed between the Mandela Institute and the World Trade Institute (WTI).