M.B. Karybaeva LLM (Meerim)

Guest PhD Candidate

About Me

Meerim Karybaeva, LL.M., is a PhD Candidate of the University of Twente.

Meerim is a competent result-oriented LL.M. (Master of Laws) graduate with over ten years of experience in the areas of corporate law, compliance, FinTech, blockchain, banking and finance sector. 

Meerim holds a Master’s degree in Law and Economics and has graduated from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, University of Hamburg, and Bologna University (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s degree), where she studied an interdisciplinary approach to the foreign investments.  

In her PhD research Meerim continues to apply the interdisciplinary approach and studies smart contracts based on a blockchain technology in a private procurement.  



October 2012 – October 2013

European Master’s in Law and Economics (Erasmus+)*
Level of qualification: Postgraduate studies on a Master’s Level.
University of Hamburg, Germany 
University of Bologna, Italy 
Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
* European Master in Law and Economics: EMLE is a joint programme by the EMLE Consortium and administered by the University of Hamburg. Students are required to study at least at two universities during the programme.

August 2003 – June 2007

Bachelor of Arts, International and Business Law
(Degree with Honors, Magna Cum Laude)*
International Business Law Faculty,
American University – Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
Overall GPA: 3.68 / 4.00 (among top 10 students of the class)
*American University of Central Asia - AUCA is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition. AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to offer US accredited degrees in liberal arts programs through a partnership with Bard College in the United States.
The American University – Central Asia has used a semester credit hour system.


I am glad to introduce myself through the projects and activities I launch or participate in: 

1. Plating trees in abandoned areas (Oasis documentary film): https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=367483747214715 ; full version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJFkECRf4Fc&ab_channel=NurzhamalDamir 

2. Sponsorship, role model and mentoriship to schoolchildren in rural areas in Kyrgyzstan, professional master-classes: http://prokg.org/en/members 

3. Promotion of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes through membership at the Erasmus Mundus Alumni (among others, organized a Promo Session event together with the EU Delegation, Erasmus+ Office, and the Alumni for over 250 participants) Association https://www.facebook.com/eudelkg/photos/pcb.1228540827279112/1228535057279689/?type=3&theater ; https://erasmusplus.kg/en/pdo-2019/ ; 




1. An interview https://www.auca.kg/en/auca_news/3082/ 

2. Guest lectures on legal regulation of e-Commerce and FinTech https://auca.kg/en/alumni_stories/4020/  

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Additional Contact Information

Dear colleagues, guests, and those interested in my research topic, I would be happy to discuss it with you. During a pandemic I work from Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia). 

Please drop me an email: m.karybaeva at utwente.nl



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