Thursday, January 20

“Complementing the legal profession with international business law implies having a vision of the company adjusted to the global reality”

Ana Manresa, CEU Elche Law alumni.  |  INFORMATION

Ana Manresa, CEU Elche Law alumni. | INFORMATION

After finishing Law at the CEU in Elche, and a master’s degree in Business Law from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues & Harvard Law School, Ana Manresa’s professional life has been linked to advising. Since 2011 he has been responsible for the legal area at the Manuel Samper Customs and Foreign Trade Agency, in Alicante. This experience of advising on global markets is now turned into the Master of International Business Law, a specialized postgraduate course offered jointly by the CEU with the Master of Law. In this way, it is committed to specialized training so that future lawyers can offer the best advice on the internationalization of business activity.

Companies are currently undergoing a complex and intense process of structural adjustments and changes, especially due to the increasing economic relevance of international trade. This circumstance forces the company legal advisor to know and attend to new and specific realities and needs derived from the phenomenon of globalization and internationalization. What do you think this dual training can bring to a future legal professional?

That there is no limitation at a national level. Complementing the legal profession with international business law implies having a vision of the company adjusted to the global reality. Since a company is open to operate in markets other than Spanish looking for new opportunities.

You are responsible for the legal area in the Manuel Samper company: customs and foreign trade agent. Among its functions is the customs-tax advice in foreign trade. Why is this a professional opportunity for a graduate in Law?

Historically we think in areas like family or work. But the Law is present in a multitude of sectors, among which is border crossing. Consequently, it makes these fields outlets for law graduates to explore.

What is your day to day in this company?

In addition to customs clearance, that is, the procedures to be carried out in imports or exports, I focus on advising companies in order to seek greater competitiveness from a customs perspective. For example, if a company wants to bring merchandise from a third country to store it and send it in the future to another third country, it is not necessary to pay the duty, and they can resort to a customs warehouse. Also inspections, authorizations, disputes etc., but always in the field of customs and international trade.

Their academic training is complete and directed to specific sectors. To what extent should a future professional expand their studies in the face of the competitive world of work?

Certainly, for me the key is continuous training. “If you stop, you expire.” In any area of ​​law, and even other professions, you have to keep renewing yourself and keep up to date, especially in a world in constant change.

The CEU postgraduate program is committed to training professionals who can advise on the internationalization needs of companies. Why should companies incorporate these professionals?

Surely, a company focused on markets other than the national one needs a professional who has a broad vision and the ability to resolve international needs. And do not be scared of what is foreign. Therefore, it requires a person who has received the tools that will make them acquire those qualities.

In view of the faculty of professionals who teach in the Master, how do you assess that the CEU postgraduate course is designed to provide students with transversal and sectoral technical knowledge?

Likewise, the master’s degree will provide students with knowledge to be able to develop in a work environment. By dealing with different sectors, they will have the basis to move towards the resolution of conflicts or new opportunities.

It seems that the natural way out for a law graduate is to practice in the specifically legal field. However, your experience shows that there are more possibilities. What would you recommend to future legal professionals?

Let them assert their knowledge wherever they are. In the end, the degree, or in my case the bachelor’s degree, gives you an ability to analyze a legal norm. And all activity is regulated, so even if they are not in a “traditional sector” they can assert the skills acquired in their training.

What has your academic training at the CEU in Elche given you?

A work tool. Acquiring knowledge that today I enhance and develop.

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