Teresa Quintel

Teresa Quintel is a Senior Lecturer at the Maastricht European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC), which she joined in July 2021.
Prior to her appointment, Teresa worked at the University of Luxembourg and Uppsala University as PhD candidate, where she was also engaged in teaching and moot court activities.
Apart from her research and teaching activities, Teresa worked in different projects on EU and Council of Europe level. In the framework of the Council of Europe’s Glacy+ project, Teresa participated as external expert in data protection legislation drafting workshops in Nigeria and Namibia and worked on a toolkit for legal practitioners in response to human rights violations in extraordinary circumstances. Teresa further contributed to Impact Assessments on data protection related issues. In addition, she was a key data protection expert for PICUM, at the EJTN, Complianza Sweden and is part of the panel of experts of the Digital Freedom Fund.
Teresa has published on various topics in the context of data protection legislation and related matters. She spoke at numerous international conferences and participated in a series of workshops, stakeholder and taskforce meetings as well as summer schools (in the capacity of a lecturer) related to data protection. Prior to her time in academia, she worked in the private sector in Luxembourg and Sweden.
Teresa holds an LLM in European Law from the Luxembourg of University and a MA in European Governance. She completed her studies in various countries, inter alia, Luxembourg, Czechia, Japan and Sweden. In September 2021, Teresa successfully defended her PhD – ‘managing migration flows by processing personal data within the adequate data protection instrument’ and was nominated for the reward of the most excellent thesis of the year at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) at the University of Luxembourg. The PhD degree was awarded as the first double degree from both the University of Luxembourg and Uppsala Universitet.

Sim Haket

Sim Haket is assistant professor of constitutional law at Utrecht University, where he also works for the Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice. He completed his PhD in 2019, which resulted in the publication of the book ‘The EU Law Duty of Consistent Interpretation in German, Irish and Dutch Courts’. His current research focusses on the effect of EU law in the national legal orders and the role of national courts. He is also interested in the interaction between empirical and legal insights. What is, for example, the added value of legal concepts such as direct effect for the lives of individuals – and in what way can the legal machinery be changed to make improvements?

He is temporarily employed as a legislative advisor at the Dutch Council of State, where he offers counsel on both policy and legal aspects of draft legislation, and acts as a contact person on matters regarding EU and constitutional law.

Daniel Mandrescu

Daniel Mandrescu is a PhD Fellow at the Europa Institute of Leiden University. His research focuses on the challenges associated with the application of EU competition law to online platforms, specifically in the context of abuse of dominance under art. 102 TFEU. In addition to his affiliation with Leiden University, Daniel is also co-editor of Wolters Kluwer EC Merger Decision Digest and contributing editor for Lexxion’s CoRe Blog.