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Dr Mariela De Amstalden

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Mariela de Amstalden is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Technology at the University of Exeter Law School. Her research and teaching examine the legal and regulatory implications of innovation in emerging technologies, with a particular focus on socio-techno approaches to intellectual property rights, international economic law and global governance.  Previously, Mariela was a lecturer in intellectual property and innovation law at the University of Birmingham Law School, a teaching fellow in public and constitutional law at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), a postdoctoral research fellow in International Dispute Resolution at the University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law, and a research fellow in International Economic Law at the University of Melbourne Law School. She has also held a number of visiting appointments, including at the University of Edinburgh, Scottish Centre for IP and IT Law (SCRIPT), where she pioneered work on the law of cell-cultivated technologies, as well as at the University of Cambridge, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Georgetown University, Institute for International Economic Law, and University of Berne, World Trade Institute.  She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and holds a PhD in Law (International Economic Law) and a Master in Laws (Transnational Legal Studies) from the University of Lucerne (Switzerland), as well as an LL.M. (Intellectual Property Law) from VU Amsterdam (the Netherlands). A qualified solicitor and barrister in Spain (non-practising at present), she also has experience in transnational private practice (dispute resolution), the civil service (administrative law) and the judiciary (civil and commercial matters), and has published extensively on the law of emerging biotechnologies, as well as food and public health regulation from a comparative legal perspective and international economic law.  

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