Our Leadership Team

The HLSA of Europe is an alumni volunteer managed organization. We thank our Officers and Board Members for their dedication and support of HLS alumni activities.

For more information about our leadership team or to get involved, please email us at info@europe.hlsa.org

  • Pfromm
    René A. Pfromm LL.M. '08

    Pfromm Consulting GmbH
    Bonn, Germany

  • René A. Pfromm advices companies and individuals on challenging negotiation projects, optimizes the profitability skills of partners and associates (business planning, business development, pitching, pricing, fee negotiations), advises law firms on important pitching, pricing and fee negotiation projects, and resolves conflicts among law firm partners as a mediator. He is a professor for legal negotiations at the University of Bonn and a member of the Executive Faculty at the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession. Prior, he was a competition lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Germany and China. René is a graduate of the University of Bonn (Dr. iur.), Harvard Law School (LL.M.) and King’s College London (MA econ). 

  • Anne Caroline

    Anne-Caroline Urbain LL.M. '06

    Vice President
    SEGRO France
    Paris, France

  • Anne-Caroline Urbain is a new business manager at SEGRO France in charge of developing urban logistics and light industrial projects in the Paris area. Before joining SEGRO, she was the head of business development at a French architecture firm. Previously, she practiced in the environmental, health and safety department of the Jones Day Paris office where she advised and represented French and foreign industries.  She used to teach at the University of Paris Dauphine, INSA Toulouse and Rouen.  She also serves as the First Vice-President of the Harvard Club of France.  She studied Public Affairs in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University (2002-2003), and owns a Master of Environmental Law from University of Paris 11 (2005), in addition to an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2006).

  • UsinskaiteAlvyda Usinskaite LL.M. '13

    Vice President

    European Investment Fund (EIF)

  • Alvyda Usinskaite is a legal counsel at the Corporate and Institutional Affairs Division of the European Investment Fund (EIF) in Luxembourg, advising on matters relating in particular to the corporate organization, applicable laws and regulations, institutional contractual relations and general legal needs of EIF and the external vehicles developed and administrated by EIF.  Ms. Usinskaite's prior experience as associate at Clifford Chance (Madrid) and Debevoise & Plimpton (New York) covers capital markets, M&A and Private Equity/Fund Formation.

  • Andreas

    Andreas Müller LL.M. '15

    Homburger AG
    Zürich, Switzerland

  • Andreas Müller graduated from the University of Basel (lic. iur. in 2008 and Dr. iur. in 2013) and Harvard Law School in 2012 (LL.M.). He is admitted to the Swiss bar (2008) and New York bar (2013). Andreas is a member of Homburger's Corporate / M&A, Executive Compensation and Technology and Digital Economy practice groups. His practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions as well as on capital markets law. Other areas of his work include corporate governance and executive compensation. He is the chair of the executive board of a legal periodical on corporate and capital markets law (GesKR).

  • Moritz Pöschke LL.M. '11

    University of Cologne
    Cologne, Germany


  • Moritz serves as Privatdozent at the University of Cologne. His research and teaching activities focus on the German and European law of corporations and partnerships as well as on IFRS, German GAAP and tax law. Moritz practices as an attorney at law and advises German and international clients in all mentioned areas and on M&A-transactions. He regularly renders expert opinions and offers tailor-made workshops for companies and professional services firms. Moritz serves as member of the Supervisory Board of Ampeers Energy GmbH, a rapidly growing Fraunhofer spin-off based in Munich. Prior, Moritz was a corporate lawyer with Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP in Germany and the US, a team leader in BMW AG's central legal department in Munich and visiting Professor of Law at the University of Freiburg. He is a graduate of the University of Cologne (Dr. iur. habil.), Harvard Law School (LL.M.), the University of Hagen (Dipl.-Kfm.) and the University of Münster (Dipl.-Jur.).

  • BrownBogdan Gecić LL.M. '11

    Communications Officer

    Gecić Law

    Belgrade, Serbia


  • Bogdan Gecić (Getzich) is the founder and managing partner at Gecić Law, which received The Lawyer’s 2020 Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans Award.  A top ranked lawyer in international legal directories, he has significant experience in EU Law and its application in antitrust / competition law, state aid and trade policy negotiations. Bogdan is passionate about philanthropy, CSR and pro bono work. He led numerous philanthropic initiatives, from establishing Harvard Club of Serbia’s annual award to creating the first Belgrade Law School scholarship endowment since WWII. He is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) and a guest lecturer at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law.  Bogdan earned his LL.B. from the University of Belgrade ranked among the top 1% in his class, and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School, with Honors, and was awarded the Dean’s Scholar Prize in “Leadership in Law Firms”.

  • BrownEttore Maria Lombardi LL.M. '11

    Events Officer

    Hage-Chahine & Lombardi Law Firm 

    Florence, Italy / Beirut, Lebanon

  • Ettore Maria is of counsel at Hage-Chahine & Lombardi Law Firm (Beirut-Florence-Rome) and Professor of Private Law and International Business Law at the University of Florence School of Law. He is Director of the Executive Course on Alternative Investment (co-organized with Queen Mary University of London) and of the Executive Course on Art & Law (co-organized with Université de Genève and Gallerie degli Uffizi). Ettore Maria holds an LL.B. (University of Florence), a J.C.L. (Pontifical University of Lateran), an LL.M. (Harvard Law School), a Ph.D. (University of Florence), and an Adv. certificate in AI (Oxford Saïd Business School) and sustainable management (University of Cambridge). He is Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College (London), Distinguished Scholar in Residence at St. John’s University School of Law (New York City), Research Fellow at BRICS Competition Law and Policy Center - National Research Higher School of Economics (Moscow), Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies - Queen Mary University of London. Prior to joining Hage-Chahine & Lombardi Law Firm, Ettore Maria was of counsel at DLA Piper (Rome-Milan). Ettore Maria has published three books and more than fifty articles in Italy and abroad.  

  • Bobrzyński

    Michał Bobrzyński LL.M. ’09

    Vice President

  • Michał Bobrzyński graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in 2005. In 2009 Michał obtained an LL.M. degree (with a specialisation in international finance) from Harvard Law School. He also studied law at Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg. He was admitted to the Bar Association of the State of New York in 2010 and qualified as a Polish legal advisor in 2012.

    Michał Bobrzyński is an associate with Weil, Gotshal and Manges in Warsaw in the financial institution practice. Prior to joining Weil, he worked for a leading Polish law firm, where he advised financial institutions on regulatory issues and project finance, as well as domestic and international companies on corporate matters, restructuring, M&A and private equity transactions.

  • Chacon

    Alexander Chacón J.D. '89

    Vice President
    Ft. Washington Ltd.
    Madrid, Spain

  • Alexander Chacón is Chairman and Founder of Ft Washington, Ltd., a private holding company, which owns and operates companies in the European pharmaceutical & health care sector, the electronic retailing industry, the entertainment sector as well as manages the EEC Venture Fund focused on promoting entrepreneurial projects throughout Europe.  Prior to joining the business community, he worked as an investment banker and as an attorney specializing in mergers & acquisitions with Gomez-Acebo & Pombo in Spain.  Alexander earned a JD at Harvard in 89’ and a BA at New York University in 86’.

  • Fischer

    Philipp Fischer, LL.M. ’09

    Vice President
    Geneva, Switzerland

  • Philipp Fischer graduated from the University of Geneva in 2004. He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2007. In 2009, he earned a LL.M. at Harvard Law School. After having worked in major law firms in New York, Zurich and Geneva (2010 – 2016), he co-founded the firm OBERSON ABELS in February 2016. Philipp Fischer has been advising Swiss and non-Swiss financial institutions (in particular banks, securities dealers, insurance companies, collective investment schemes and independent asset managers) on Swiss banking, financial and data protection regulations for over 10 years.

  • Hödl

    Sascha Hödl LL.M. '00

    Vice President
    Vienna, Austria

  • Sascha Hödl is a partner at Schoenherr Vienna who focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers and corporate reorganisations. He has been and is involved in high profile banking M&As and re-structuring transactions in Austria and South Eastern Europe. Sascha constantly advises on large scale M&A transactions in the industrial sector and plays a prominent advisory role in restructuring transactions of Austrian banks. Sascha has a degree from Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2000) and is a lecturer for international mergers and acquisitions at the Vienna Business School.

  • Younan

    Nathalie Younan LL.M. '99

    Vice President
    Paris, France

  • She is a partner at FTPA law firm located in Paris.  She mainly advises on Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate matters and represents several French groups of companies in implementing their legal strategies, for their external growth and restructuring. Nathalie Younan holds a Master’s degree in Torts and Contracts Law from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, a Master’s degree in Litigation and Arbitration from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, and an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School.  She won the “Concours Général des Universités en Droit Public” award.  She was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1997 and to the New York Bar in 2000.

  • Kroeze

    Elsbeth Kroeze LL.M. ’04

    Vice President


  • BrownFederico Raffaele LL.M. '09

    Vice President

    Studio Legale Carbonetti 

    Rome, Italy

  • Federico Raffaele graduated cum laude in Law from the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome in 2008, and in Economics from the C. d'Annunzio University of Pescara in 2009.  He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2011.  In 2012, he earned an LL.M. at Harvard Law School, where he was Research Assistant for Prof. Mark J. Roe and Editor for the Harvard Business Law Review.  In 2013, after some months spent at Georgetown and Duke Law Schools, he earned a PhD in Law and Economics at LUISS, where he also was, until the end of 2014, a Post-Doc Fellow in Corporate Law.  After having worked in major law firms in Italy (including BonelliErede and Baker McKenzie), Federico moved to the boutique firm Studio Legale Carbonetti where he currently advises Italian and non-Italian financial institutions and listed companies on regulatory, corporate, M&A, and capital markets law related issues.                                                                         

  • salvo-arena

    Salvo Arena LL.M. '00 (New York)


  • Arroyo

    Ignacio Arroyo LL.M.'75 (Barcelona)

  • Benrubi

    Roger Benrubi LL.M. ’50 (Paris)

  • Brosio

    Guido Brosio LL.M. '69 (Turin)

  • Dahlman

    Ronald Dahlman LL.M. ’74 (Stockholm)

  • Dasser

    Felix Dasser LL.M. '90 (Zurich)

  • Morgan

    Anne-Marijke Morgan de Rivery LL.M.'80 (Paris)

  • Piergrossi

    Alberto Piergrossi LL.M. '67 (Milano)

  • Sales

    Jacques Sales LL.M.'67 (Paris)

  • Stevens

    Willem Stevens LL.M. '63 (Amsterdam)

  • Turco

    Emanuele Turco LL.M.'67 (Rome)

  •   Henrik Rossing Lonberg LL.M.'01  (Copenhagen)