In 2002 Christel van den Reek completed her European Law studies at Maastricht University. After a short period at Lund University (Sweden), she settled in Tilburg. On 1 April 2002 Christel started to work for a medium-sized law firm in Tilburg, where she specialized in company law, business law and intellectual property law. In 2009, Christel successfully completed the Grotius specialist course in Company Law and Business Law. After more than eight years of practising law in Tilburg, Christel decided to join MARK Advocaten as of 1 January 2011. Here she also focusses on business law in the broadest sense, company law and intellectual property law. Apart from her work as a lawyer, Christel is the former president of the Young Bar Association in Breda and (deputy) member of the Board of Representatives of the Netherlands Bar Association. Christel is also a clerk at the Disciplinary Board of the Dutch Bar Association in 's-Hertogenbosch and a member of BNI Tilburg and Rotary Tilburg Triborch.