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Miriam Gonzalez, co-chair of the firm’s International Trade and Government Regulation practice, focuses on international and EU trade law policy, with particular experience in WTO and EU internal market regulations. Ms. Gonzalez advises clients on Brexit, trade policy, trade agreements, sanctions and embargoes, export controls, antidumping, foreign investment proceedings and EU internal market regulations and infringement proceedings.

Ms. Gonzalez has been consistently recognised by the Legal 500 UK, ranked as a Leading Individual in 2016 and 2017, and described as an 'impeccable individual' in the 2013 guide. The Legal 500 UK 2017 describes Ms. Gonzalez as 'technically excellent, well connected and very personable’. The 2016 guide highlights Ms. Gonzalez's leadership of a ‘responsive’ team at Dechert LLP, which is praised for its ‘depth of expertise’. Ms. Gonzalez's team received further recognition in 2017 when it was awarded 'Global Trade & Customs Compliance Law Firm of the Year' at the C5 Women in Compliance Awards. Ms. Gonzalez was also recognised as 'Best in International Trade' at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2017.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Gonzalez led the trade practice of a major international law firm. She previously served 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.

Ms. Gonzalez also acted as lead EU negotiator for the WTO telecoms agreement and led the services negotiations for EU bilateral and WTO accession agreements on e-commerce as well as on energy, postal and construction services.

Ms. Gonzalez is a Non-Executive Member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of UBS Limited.

She frequently authors articles on EU trade issues.

Education

University of Valladolid
College of Europe, Bruges, M.A.
University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College, Senior Associate Member

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

Admitted in Spain
Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales

Languages

English
French
Spanish