Willem joined Fipra International as an Account Director in November 2015.Willem works primarily on state aid and financial services and is also part of the chemicals team. Willem brings much experience from working on advocacy issues primarily in the chemicals and financial services sectors and in the field of competition law. Prior to joining Fipra, Willem worked for a leading Dutch Public Affairs firm as a consultant in their finance and chemicals practices. Between 2007-2011, Willem, a qualified lawyer, worked with Allen & Overy in their departments of both competition law and banking & finance. Willem is also an adviser on European matters to a Dutch political party. Willem graduated from Leyden University in the Netherlands with a Masters in Civil Law. Along with his native Dutch, Willem speaks English and French.