Executive Committee

2023-2024

Sergiy BARBASHYN
Sergiy BARBASHYN

President

Sergiy is a Ukrainian advocate, owner of the Barbashyn Law Firm, Chair of the Ukrainian National Association Youth committee “UNBA NextGen”, Deputy Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Ukrainian National Bar Association, and a Lecturer at the Higher School of Advocacy of Ukraine.

Sergiy‘s main practices are intellectual property protection, legal support to IT and startups, lead web3 and blockchain projects. He builds legal positions and recommendations for clients based on experience in IP, economic, corporate and tax law, gained in legal support of businesses all around the world.

Vladimir PALAMARCIUC
Vladimir PALAMARCIUC

Immediate Past President

Vladimir is a Moldovan lawyer. He specialises in civil law, e-commerce and litigation on regulatory matters for business. Vladimir co-founded and was the first president of the Young Lawyers Association under the Moldovan Bar. Since 2015 he serves as Info Point for the Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals Program (HELP) and in July 2020 he was reelected as member of the HELP Consultative Board.

Shannon GAWLEY
Shannon GAWLEY

Vice President

Shannon is an Associate in the Commercial team at Carson McDowell.

She specialises in a range of commercial matters including general commercial contracts, technology and innovation, intellectual property and data protection. Shannon graduated with a degree in Law (LLB honours) from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2016. She obtained her professional qualification from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in September 2018. Shannon is the current Chair of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors’ Association and a former committee member of Young Leaders Northern Ireland.

Andrada PERSU
Andrada PERSU

Secretary

Andrada has been a lawyer in the Cluj Bar since 2014, and partner at Alt+Law – law firm, which she founded in 2020. She specializes in business consultancy, particularly in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, intellectual property, and business development for startups and SMEs

Andrada is a member of Young Lawyers Cluj Association and is involved with startup events as mentor or speaker.

Carmen DEL CASTILLO VERICAT
Carmen DEL CASTILLO VERICAT

Treasurer

Carmen is a Spanish corporate lawyer based in Barcelona. She works in a Venture Capital management fund, dealing with investments in Startups, mainly in Spain, the EU and US.  She is a member of the Barcelona Young Bar Association (Grupo de la Abogacía Joven – GAJ).

Chiara PALOMBI
Chiara PALOMBI

Executive Officer

Chiara is an Italian lawyer working in the labour department of EY Studio Legale e Tributario.

She offers consultancy and assistance to Italian and foreign companies in employment, social security and industrial relation matters.

Roberto Vieira
Roberto Vieira

Executive Officer

Cristian PAPANAGA
Cristian PAPANAGA

Executive Officer

Cristian is associated with Turcan Cazac Law Firm, the leading business law firm in Moldova. His practice primarily revolves around commercial and corporate law, including M&A, regulatory compliance, e-commerce, and IT law.

Cristian is actively involved in many competition mandates by successfully assisting multinational clients on merger clearance matters. He also contributes actively to legal development initiatives led by international financial institutions.

Additionally, Cristian holds the position of President at the Moldovan Young Lawyers Association and serves as a member of the Committee for Eastern Regional Cooperation within EYBA.