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Johanna Jacobsson

Johanna Jacobsson is CEO and Founder of Lawcrosse, a legal consultancy, and Adjunct Professor at IE University (Madrid, Spain). She holds a PhD from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy, 2016) and LL.B., LL.M. and BA degrees from the University of Helsinki (Finland). She teaches international trade law, EU law and public international law. In her research and consultancy work she focuses particularly on services liberalization, preferential trade agreements and the international regulatory environment for digital and professional services. Her doctoral dissertation was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019.

Johanna has previously been a law clerk at the Court of Justice of the European Union, a researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and a practitioner in a law firm.

Since July 2018, Johanna is a member of the Executive Council of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). She is an academic collaborator of IE University’s LawAhead Center on the Legal Profession and a visiting lecturer at various universities. 

Corporate Experience

• CEO and Founder, Lawcrosse, Spain, 2023 - Present

• Assistant Professor, IE Law School, Spain, 2017 - 2022

• Law clerk, Court of Justice of the European Union, 2014 - 2015

• Visiting Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 2013 - 2014

• Associate Lawyer, Dittmar & Indrenius Attorneys Ltd, 2009 - 2011

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Professor of Law, IE University, Spain, 2022 - Present

• Assistant Professor of Law, IE University, Spain, 2017 - 2022

Academic Background

• Doctor of Laws of the European University Institute (PhD), Florence (Italy), 2016

• Bachelor (LL.B) and Master (LL.M) in Law, University of Helsinki (Finland), 2008

• Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Russian and East-European Studies, University of Helsinki (Finland), 2010

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