Magdalena Łągiewska is an Assistant Professor at the University of Gdańsk (Department of Public International Law). She obtained Ph.D. in Law at the University of Gdańsk in 2017 and second Ph.D. in Law at the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai in 2020 (Ph.D. thesis entitled “The Effectiveness of the Arbitration Agreement under Chinese and Polish Law: A Comparative Study” written in Chinese). Apart from her legal background, she completed masters studies in international economic relations majoring in international finance and banking (University of Gdańsk). She was awarded a scholarship from the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government to participate in Shanghai Summer School 2015 (Belt and Road Countries Project) organized by the Shanghai International Studies University and another scholarship from the China Youth University for Political Sciences in Beijing. Magdalena acquired practical experience on international commercial arbitration during the internship in Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC) and she conducts researches on Chinese arbitration, IP rights protection and legal dimensions of “Belt and Road Initiative”.