- Legal adviser
- Academic researcher
- LL.M. (magna cum laude) in Business Law, Institute of European Studies – Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium
- LL.B. (Honours) University of Birmingham, UK
- B.A. English Language & Literature, State University of Tabriz, Iran
- English, French, Turkish, Persian, German (B2)
Golnaz Jafari complements our team in the field of ICT and digitisation, focusing on the Swiss and European Union (EU) legal and regulatory landscapes as well as international business law and economic organisations. She is currently part of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies (Lucernaiuris) at the University of Lucerne as an academic staff member where she is finalising her doctorate project on “the enforceability of smart contracts and the design of a model for a distributed dispute resolution mechanism for community networks”.
After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature, Golnaz completed an LL.B. at the University of Birmingham which was followed by an LL.M. in business law. In her Master’s thesis, she focused on the EU investment policy after the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon. Golnaz has worked as a legal adviser for a law firm in Ankara, Turkey, and as a research associate at UNIDROIT, the international intergovernmental organisation for the harmonisation of private law, in Rome, Italy. More recently she was a consultant for a start-up company based in Microcity Pole d’innovation in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, specialising in ICT-related software and hardware applications for distributed ledger technologies. In 2020/2021 Golnaz was awarded an 18-month research stay abroad by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).