Beginning Thursday, 30 January 2020 12:30
End Thursday, 30 January 2020 14:00
Location Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees British Chamber members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)
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We are pleased to welcome Maria Martin-Prat Director of Services and Investments, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement at DG TRADE. Ms Martin-Prat will discuss Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the increasingly important role it has played in the last two decades in Europe. Particularly looking at FDI as a tool to fortify and strengthen European Champions in the face of global competition.



Director, DG TRADE | European Commission

Ms. Martin-Prat is Director in the European Commission Directorate General for Trade - the Commission Directorate General which manages the EU trade and investment relations with non-EU countries - where she is responsible for the areas of Services and Digital Trade, Investment, Intellectual Property and Public Procurement. In her capacity, she is also the Commission's Chief Negotiator for the ongoing negotiations with China on a bilateral investment agreement. Before her current post Ms. Martin-Prat was the Head of the Copyright Unit in the European Commission Communications, Networks, Content and Technology Directorate General and, before that, in the European Commission Internal Market Directorate General. Prior responsibilities include being the Head of Unit responsible for free movement of services and freedom of establishment in the European Commission Internal Market Directorate General and being a member of Commissioner Joaquin Almunia's Cabinet. Ms Martin-Prat has also worked as a lawyer in the private sector (Deputy General Counsel and Director of Legal Policy at the International Federation of the Recording Industry in London) and in the European Parliament. Ms. Martin-Prat is admitted as a solicitor in Spain and has two postgraduate degrees in European Law (from the European Institute of the University of Amsterdam and from the Institute of European Studies of the Free University of Brussels).

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