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The Amsterdam Law and Finance Association (ALFA) is a new study association for students of the Master’s programme in Law and Finance (L&F) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and for other students of the University of Amsterdam who are interested in topics related to Law and Finance. The association is affiliated with the University of Amsterdam.

Our main goals are:

  1. To offer an additional platform where students of the L&F master and other interested students can learn about and discuss topics related to law and finance.

  2. To allow students to get to know the work field and a broad range of law firms, companies and academics.

  3. To advance the social cohesion between members of the association.

Furthermore, A.L.F.A. strives to:

  • To foster self-organization by the students within the association .

  • To engage in new partnerships and to maintain existing partnerships with partners from (legal) practice.

  • To ensure a fruitful cooperation with all parties involved.

To achieve its goals, A.L.F.A. will organize both social and content extra-curricular activities such as guest lectures, workshops, outings and firm visits. Please feel free to send us an email if you are interested in joining the association or if you are interested in a collaboration.


Danae Karagianni


Being the Secretary of ALFA, Danae operates as the backbone of the association. Her experience so far has equipped her with a methodical approach and a good eye for detail. Danae is the one to keep ALFA organized. Among others, she is responsible for the newsletter and the coordination of the board meetings, as well as the organization of internal events.


Niels de Groot


LLM Law and Finance student. As the Chairman, Niels plays a key role in the professionalization and functioning of ALFA. His goal is to make ALFA a meaningful addition to the Master Law and Finance with a focus on three aspects: Social events, guest lectures and carrier events. He provides impetus and coordinates the work of the fellow board members.


Eleni O'Dwyer

Vice Chairman

Eleni is the Vice Chairman of ALFA and a student on the LLM Law and Finance course. She performs essential functions in the association, Her role entails contributing to the promotion of ALFA and the delivery of ALFA's projects, including organising guest lectures.


Joseph Boyle


Joe is a student of the LLM Law and Finance and fulfills the role of treasurer. Next to being the financial mind of ALFA, Joe is dedicated to furthering the development of the association, whilst cooperating coherently with his fellow board members.


Anouk de Vries

External Commissioner

Anouk is the External Commissioner of ALFA and a student of the LLM Law and Finance. Her communication and social skills make her perfect for this role. She acts as a mediator between ALFA and the outer world. She is mainly in charge of establishing new partnerships with various firms, organizing guest lectures, firm visits and the ALFA career event.

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