About the Team

The KSLR Commercial & Financial Law Blog is run by a dedicated, dynamic and diverse team. All members are postgraduates at King’s College London with a wealth of experience in either Commercial, Financial or Competition law and Economics.

KSLR Editors November 2016


Sylwester Gumienny


Sylwester has just finished his PG Diploma in EU Competition Law at King’s College London and plans to continue with MA programme in 2017. Before undertaking his post-graduate qualification he studied Economics and Politics at UCL in London and holds a degree in International Relations from Collegium Civitas in Warsaw. His personal interests include competition law developments in the EU and beyond, especially in relation to antitrust damages at the national level in EU Member states.

Sylwester has a strong background in publishing and he is currently working at PaRR-Global which reports daily on policy and legal developments in Competition Law. His experiences also include contributing to financial publications for Reed Elsevier and working for the world renowned news outlet MLex which provides exclusive market insight, analysis and commentary on regulatory risk.

Napoleon Xanthoulis

Napoleon is a second year PhD researcher at King’s College London, having been awarded the coveted Centre of European Law Studentship. His thesis focuses on the Eurozone’s institutional and regulatory framework and he is currently a PhD Associate at the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance. Before this, Napoleon obtained his LLB (Hons) from UCL and holds distinctions in undergraduate and master’s degrees in Public and European Union Governance from Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, Athens.

Luping Zhang


Luping Zhang is a first year PhD researcher at Kings College London, specialised in international dispute resolution and air law. She is a member of the New York State Bar, and has worked in a New York law firm before joining King’s. She also holds two LLMs – from NYU and Leiden University.

Charline Cogels

Charline Cogels completed her law degree in Belgium and is currently studying for an LLM degree in International Business Law at King’s College London. Her interests include international investment law, world trade law, international oil and gas law, and American antitrust law.

Elsa Muhaxheri

Elsa Muhaxheri is a qualified lawyer in Switzerland, a member of Geneva Bar, and has worked for six years in Geneva law firms before joining King’s College London for a specialisation in international finance and business law. Her interests include corporate and financial law as well as international trust management.

Giorgia Sangiuolo

Giorgia Sangiuolo is a first year PhD researcher at the Centre of European Law at King’s College London as well as a qualified lawyer, specialised in administrative and energy law, a member of Rome Bar. Her research focuses on the mechanisms of dispute resolution in the field of international investment law, with specific regard to their interaction with EU law.

Julie A. Bredée

Julie A. Bredée is currently studying for an LLM in International Business Law at King’s College London. After her LLB (Law and German Law) degree at the University of Aberdeen she spent a year teaching comparative law at a German university. Her interests include corporate and financial law as well as energy law.

David McLellan

David is an LLM student at King’s College, studying International Financial Law.  Prior to moving to London in 2016 he spent two years with a multinational law firm in Singapore, and before this he practiced for two years in New Zealand.  He completed his LLB at Victoria University, Wellington and is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and Australia.