Alicja Bień

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She was born in 1971 in Łódź. In 1993, after a year in Grenoble, France, she took the French Law Degree at the University Pierre Mendes France Grenoble II. In 1994 she graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Łódź , defending her thesis for the Master of Law degree at the Chair of Civil Law. From 1994 to 1995 she completed post-graduate studies on European Law receiving a certificate of the University of Łódź and University in Utrecht (Holland).

Having knowledge of French law and language she underwent legal training in the Council of Europe – European Court of Human Rights – in 1997, and next she had one year’s course for attorneys representing parties before this Court. In 1999 she received internship at Law Office of attorneys Bernard Rolland and Vincent Grevy in Belgium (Charleroi in Walloon). She underwent her attorney’s traineeship in 1997 – 2001. Since April 2001 she has been running her own legal practice.

In 2003 she pursued half-year studies in European Funds, University of Łódź. From 2003 to 2005, already as a practising attorney, she completed post-graduate studies at French Law School, University of Łódź and University in Tours. Since 2008 she has been lecturing on negotiation techniques at the School of French Law, University of Łódź. The lectures are given in French. Since 2008 she has been a Deputy of Disciplinary Spokesman at the Circuit Bar Council in Łódź.

Since 2001 she has been a member, and since 2009 a representative of Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in France with its official seat in Paris. From 2010 to 2013 she was a member of the Committee for Legal Trainees Training Courses at the Circuit Bar Council in Łódź. Since January 2012 she has been a Honorary Consul of France in Łódź. Since May 2015 she is the member of  Association Henri Capitant. She has a fluent command of the following foreign languages: French, English and Russian.

On 12st May 2016 Alicja Bień was awarded the Insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by the Ambassador of France Pierre Buhler.

On 21st May 2016 Alicja Bień was awarded by the Supreme Bar Council with “Adwokatura Zasłużonym” award.

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