BRUSSELS, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
Experienced EU politician and lawyer joins Brussels team for European Government Relations, Policy and Advocacy as Senior Advisor
Strengthening of expertise in cross-border competition law, in particular in the area of mergers and direct investments
Irina von Wiese (53) will join the European Government Relations, Policy and Advocacy team at Finsbury Glover Hering in Brussels as Senior Advisor from September 15, 2021. As a dual British and German citizen, she has many years of international experience as a lawyer, academic and politician on European level. At Finsbury Glover Hering, Irina von Wiese will contribute her expertise in competition law, particularly in the areas of merger control and foreign direct investment screening. Furthermore, she will advise clients on navigating the European political context – including in the area of ESG.
Henriette Peucker, Partner at Finsbury Glover Hering and in charge of the European Affairs practice, explains: "We are delighted to expand our EU team and to welcome Irina, an experienced lawyer and politician, to our ranks. With her support and expertise, we will continue to expand our competition and trade advisory offering and help our clients to contextualize political developments in Europe."
From July 2019 to January 2020, Irina von Wiese sat in the European Parliament for the UK Liberal Democratic Party, where she acted as Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights and as a member of the cross-party Working Group on Responsible Business, which focuses on the social sustainability of international supply chains. After Brexit, she continued her political work as a freelance writer for the European Liberal Forum and taught EU law at the French University of Paris Dauphine. Prior to her political career, she worked as a competition lawyer for various companies and organizations for many years and is considered a leading expert on policy and regulation in the information and communications technology industry.
"I am thrilled to join Finsbury Glover Hering's world-class international team and to bring in my experience to support international clients in a complex political and regulatory environment," says Irina von Wiese.
Irina von Wiese becomes Senior Advisor at Finsbury Glover Hering from September 15, 2021.
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Finsbury Glover Hering is a global strategic communications consultancy headquartered in New York, with around 700 multidisciplinary experts in the world’s major financial, government, economic and cultural centers. The company emerged from the merger of the leading consultants for strategic communications, Finsbury, The Glover Park Group (GPG) and Hering Schuppener. It advises its clients on questions of Government Relations & Policy and Advocacy, Corporate Reputation & Leadership Strategies, Crisis & Issues Management, Transaction & Financial Communications and Transformation & Change, based on Research & Insights, Digital Strategy, Media Planning & Creative Solutions.
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