Steering Committee

Anastassia Beliakova

Anastassia Beliakova is the Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, representing the views of Chamber businesses on exporting, trade relations and Brexit to government and other stakeholders.

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David Henig

David Henig has recently left the UK Government after working there for 7 years on trade policy, particularly on TTIP (where he was at one point an intermediary between the EU and US), and the establishment of the new Department for International Trade.

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George Peretz QC

George Peretz QC is a barrister at Monckton Chambers in London, specialising in EU, VAT, State aid, competition and customs law.

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Guy de Jonquières

Guy de Jonquières is a senior fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy and an associate at LSE IDEAS. He was previously Financial Times World Trade Editor and Asia Commentator.

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Holger Hestermeyer

Holger Hestermeyer is the Shell Reader in International Dispute Resolution at King’s College London and a Senior Research Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute.

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Iana Dreyer

Iana Dreyer is the founder and editor of Borderlex, a London based news website on European and UK trade policy. Iana has a background in think tanks and media in London, Paris and Brussels and has been writing on trade policy for over a decade.

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Maria Laura Marceddu

Maria Laura Marceddu is a PhD researcher at King’s College, where she works on the EU Investment Agreements. She also serves as network coordinator of the SIEL (Society of International Economic Law) investment group.

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Nick Ashton-Hart

Nick is a consultant in international trade policy with a focus on the digital economy. He works with WTO Members in their approach to WTO rules and national regulatory development.

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Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain is a senior visiting fellow at LSE’s European Institute, founder of OPEN think-tank, and former senior adviser to the WTO Director-General and European Commission President.

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Rob Adam

Rob Adam is a communications professional at the Institute for Government. He has experience managing client and public relationships in the commercial and non-profit sectors.

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Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe leads policy work on trade and Brexit for an environmental NGO. He also writes extensively on trade issues, and regularly comments on related issues in the broadcast and print media, including BBC Newsnight, Sky News, The Times, and The Financial Times.

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Thomas Sebastian

Thomas Sebastian is a barrister at Monckton Chambers who specialises in WTO law and EU law.

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