Prior to turning her interest to emerging military technology Natalia worked in contract and labour law for the pharmaceutical industry in Germany (Fresenius Medical Care Ag & Co KGaA, 2011–2012; Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health GmbH, 2007), and more recently as an advisor on the European and contract law for Tipico Co Ltd, Malta, 2013–2014. Natalia’s expertise in international law was furthered during her four-year employment (2008–2011) with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg: first, as a research assistant to the editorial work of the Max Planck Commentaries on WTO Law (vol 5, ‘Trade in Goods’); and subsequently as a research assistant and junior legal editor of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL).
Natalia acquired her undergraduate degree in law in Heidelberg, Germany, and has an LLM in Public International Law from Utrecht University. Since 2015 she holds a position of a Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School. Her thesis is focused on the duty of States Parties to the 1977 Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions to conduct legal reviews of weapons under Article 36 of the Protocol as well as customary international humanitarian law.