Maestrum Boost: Tell it like it Biz! 25-27 November

Maestrum Boost: Tell It Like It Biz – a three-day seminar meant to give you a competitive edge in the legal field, by expanding your understanding of the financial world and your ability to express yourself persuasively.

Maestrum aims to give you the skills that will take you from being a skilled lawyer to being a trusted advisor for your clients, and this seminar is intended to help you bridge that gap by teaching you about finance, writing and global business.

On your journey towards a greater understanding of these topics, you will be guided by Joy Chan, Tara Skurtu and Florin Ilie.

Read more about the course and register here.


Course schedule

Friday, November 25th
09:00 — 12:00 Financial Intelligence with Joy Chan
12:00 — 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 — 17:00 Financial Intelligence with Joy Chan

Saturday, November 26th
09:00 – 12:00 Whereto from Legalese: Make Legal Writing Great Again with Tara Skurtu
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 17:00 Whereto from Legalese: Make Legal Writing Great Again with Tara Skurtu

Sunday, November 27th
09:00 – 12:00 Business in the Global Arena with Florin Ilie
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 16:00 Business in the Global Arena with Florin Ilie

Joy Chan is Director of The Envision Group, Singapore. She was previously a Regional Controller with KPMG Central and Eastern European Regional Office, and she also held senior positions with Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore; International Enterprise Singapore and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. She is currently a visiting professor at many European and US universities, including an Adjunct Lecturer of Finance at Central European University Business School, where she teaches core and elective finance and accounting courses. Joy Chan is a Chartered Financial Analyst who holds a Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and a Masters of Finance from the University of Sydney in Australia.

Tara Skurtu, born in Key West, Florida, is a Boston-based poet and translator currently living in Romania, where she is a 2015-17 Fulbright lecturer at the Transilvania University of Brașov and is translating contemporary Romanian poetry. She holds her MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, and a double degree in English and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Before her Fulbright, Tara taught at Boston University; she was a lecturer in the Creative Writing Department, taught composition to incarcerated students through BU’s Prison Education Program, and served on the planning and teaching team for Robert Pinsky’s 2014 MOOC, “The Art of Poetry.”

Florin Ilie is Director, Co-Head of Financial Markets, Head of Financial Markets Sales for ING Bank in Romania. He has been with ING since 2004 and was Head of Equity Markets prior to his current assignment. Since 1998, Florin has worked in banking, academia, consultancy and diplomacy. He is a graduate of Harvard University (Master in Public Administration, specializing in Financial Markets & Analysis, 2002-2004), the University of Manchester (Master in Economic and Social Studies, specializing in European Politics & Policy, with Distinction, 2000-2001) and the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (PhD in international economics, 2007; advanced studies in European integration, 1998-1999; BA in International Business, 1994-1998). Florin also studied various topics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Universidad de Alcala.


The Maestrum Boost seminar has a registration limit of 15 participants; therefore, early registration is encouraged. Also, due to the enrolment capacity, registration is on a first come, first served basis.

The fee for the Maestrum Boost seminar is 450 euro.
Please register by November 20th.

It includes:
· Three day participation in the seminar,
· Certificate of completion,
· Lunches & coffee-breaks & drinks for all three days,

If you register in a group of two or more participants, each of you will receive a 10% discount. You can also receive a 10% discount if you participated in one of our focus group sessions, leading to the development of this seminar. The discounts are cumulative, so you can save up to 20% of the nominal registration fee.