To Negotiate With The EU, Britain Must Show Competence And Emotional Intelligence

January 11, 2018

Dechert Partner, and co-chair of the International Trade practice, Miriam Gonzalez, comments in Huffington Post on the negotiation approach taken by the UK government as Brexit talks continue. Ms. Gonzalez outlines how trade negotiating teams can be thought of as a pyramid ranging from technical experts at the bottom, to political masters at the top, and highlights the need for flexibility from the UK when the second phase of Brexit negotiations begins. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Gonzalez previously served for seven years as a Senior Member of the Cabinet for EU External Relations Commissioners Chris Patten and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, where she had responsibility for trade policy as well as EU relations with the Middle East, the U.S. and Latin America. At Dechert, her team supports trade negotiations between the EU, UK and third country governments, with particular emphasis on the Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK.

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