Before joining BenninkAmar Advocaten, Ellen worked as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Amsterdam. Her work as a teaching assistant focused on supporting professors in teaching and the preparations thereof within the master’s International Trade and Investment Law, as well as providing guidance to students on a professional and personal level. In doing so, she created a deeper connection between university and student. As a research assistant, she has been involved in research on topics such as the legality of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism under international trade obligations and the crisis within the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organisation.
During her bachelor’s degree in Global Law at Tilburg University, Ellen spent a semester studying at the University of Sheffield. She has also completed additional courses in Dutch Law to obtain the “Civiel Effect” certificate. During her studies, she was an active member of the law faculty association, organising information evenings and career orientation events for students. Ellen further specialised in international trade (and investment) law through her master’s degree in International Trade and Investment Law at the University of Amsterdam.
Ellen joined BenninkAmar Advocaten in March 2022 and she was sworn in as a lawyer in August 2022.