Friends and advisors works with a variety of trade experts and media specialists.


Advisory board


Ben Aris, Founder & editor-in-chief, BNE Intellinews

Peter Brun, Trade & environment consultant

Peter Chase, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund

Doru Frantescu, Co-founder & CEO, VoteWatch EU

Guy de Jonquières, writer and former Financial Times world trade editor

Nikos Lavranos, Secretary general, European Federation for International Law and Arbitration

Philippe Legrain, Founder of Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute

Hosuk Lee Makiyama, Director, European Centre for International Political Economy

Famke Schaap, International trade consultant, Deloitte

Sharon Spooner, Partner, EPPA

Edwin Vermulst, Partner, VVGB Law


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