Daniel Sarmiento is Editor-in-Chief of EU Law Live and Professor of EU Law at the University Complutense of Madrid. He is also a lawyer in an international law firm in Spain and a frequent speaker and contributor on EU Law matters.
He was an advisor at the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency (2004-2006), a legal counsel in the Spanish Supreme Court (2006-2007) and a legal secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Union, in the chambers of Advocates General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer and Cruz Villalón.
He is the author and editor of several books as well as of multiple articles on EU Law. From 2015 to 2019 he edited Despite our Differences, a leading blog covering legal issues of European integration.
His main fields of expertise in EU law are institutional law, human rights, procedural law and public economic law.
Anjum Shabbir is an Assistant Editor and Legal Reporter at EU Law Live and a UK-EU lawyer.
Previously, she worked at an international law firm in Spain (2019), the Court of Justice of the European Union (2016-2019), law firms in London (2014-2016), legal NGOs (2012-2013), and as a lecturer of law at the University of Maastricht (2010-2012). For five years she worked concurrently as an associate and legal language editor at the Maastricht Journal of European Comparative Law (2011-2016). She has lived and worked in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Spain.
She has worked and studied in a wide range of legal fields including data protection law, intellectual property law, environmental law, tax law, competition law, employment law, extradition law, immigration law, public law and human rights law, and UK family and housing law.
Anjum completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London, the Graduate Diploma in Law at Nottingham Law School, and an LLM in European Law at the University of Maastricht.
In-Depth & Weekend Edition Editor
Sara Iglesias is Professor of EU Law at the Administrative Law Department of the University Complutense of Madrid. She is EU Law Live’s Weekend Edition Editor.
She has been legal secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Union in the chambers of Advocates General Pedro Cruz Villalón and Michal Bobek (2015-2021), and has worked for the Research and Documentation Directorate of that institution (2013-2015). Before that, she lectured in EU Law and International Law at the University of Cádiz (2011-2013).
She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Nijmegen, at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, at the Center for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy of International Law, at the University of Luxembourg and at the Yale Law School. She has also acted as a consultant for the International Organisation on Migrations.
She has widely published in several fields of EU law. Her main research interests in EU law are EU constitutional law; fundamental rights and equality law; citizenship and migration law; the area of freedom, security and justice and procedural law before EU courts. Some of her publications are available here and here. She is the managing editor of the General Journal of European Law (Revista General de Derecho Europeo).
She holds a PhD in Law (UCM), a BA in Political Sciences (UNED) and an LLM (Yale).
Assistant Editor & Legal Reporter
Emilija Berzanskaite holds a double masters law degree at IE Law School, where she studied with the Dean Scholarship, and later became a qualified lawyer in Spain.
She has obtained the best student award in her undergraduate class as well as in her master studies. Her dissertation dealt with the principle of non-discrimination in the field of investment arbitration, and it was distinguished with an award from an international law firm.
Emilija has previous experience working in various international and local law firms, an NGO and the Council of Europe.
She is interested in competition law, dispute resolution, data protection and corporate legal issues.
Javier López holds a degree in Sociology and started working as a UI/UX/WEB designer in 2002. He has collaborated for over twenty years in the promotion and development of eGovernment projects and the design of user interfaces.
He combines his work as a designer with a passionate interest and dedication to photography.
He is also involved in several projects linked to the public sector, developing innovative solutions in the unstoppable digitization of public administrations.
Special Reports Editor
Julia Fernández Arribas is a Dual BA in Law and Political Science student at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She specialised in EU law following summer courses at the European University Institute and the Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles, as well as through her participation in the EU Law Moot Court.
Besides her interest in EU law, she has actively participated as a volunteer in several organisations and institutions, such as the European Parliament and the Council of Europe.
Her interest in the Conference on the Future of Europe stems from her dissertation, which explored whether the Conference had the potential to deepen European integration. Ever since then, she has been involved in the Conference both from the academic and the civil society perspectives.
Her interests are mostly focused on EU institutional law, EU competition law and the internal market.