Jolien Appels was awarded a Masters of Law degree cum laude in June 2017 at the University of Antwerp. In the master program she mainly focused on civil and criminal law. While writing her master’s thesis on ‘the future of the irrevocability of the gift’, she immersed herself in family patrimonial law. As part of the Erasmus project she studied for one semester at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, allowing her to develop her skills in legal English. In October 2017 she was sworn in as a lawyer at the Bar of Mechelen. A year later she made the switch to the Antwerp Bar to join the STUDIO | LEGALE team, where she mainly operates in civil and corporate law.
She fluently speaks and writes Dutch, English and French.