LLYC incorporates Ángel Álvarez Alberdi as leader of its Brussels office

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LLYC strengthens its European Affairs offering, led by Paloma Baena Olabe, by appointing Ángel Álvarez Alberdi as head of the Brussels office. Among the functions of Ángel, who has extensive experience in EU policy and legislative processes, is to actively position the firm’s value proposition in the institutional and business ecosystem of the EU capital, with a special focus on the public and corporate affairs offering. In addition, she will be responsible for establishing and deepening relationships with European institutions and other public and private stakeholders.

Ángel Álvarez Alberdi has represented corporate interests in Brussels for more than 15 years. He has been for a decade Secretary General of EWABA, a European association for the renewable energy sector, and Senior Advisor for Government Affairs at the international law firm Mayer Brown. Previously he worked for the European association EBB, the global public affairs consultancy Brunswick Group and the Secretariat General of the European Commission. He is a lawyer by training (law degree from the University of Oviedo) and Master in Interdisciplinary European Studies with a specialization in EU Governance from the College of Europe.

Paloma Baena, Senior Director of European Affairs at LLYC, assures: “Our Brussels office allows us to deepen our European Affairs services for national and global clients. In the current context, it is essential to be closely involved in the European decision-making process and in the public-private investment opportunities that will develop in areas such as defense, energy transition or healthcare. I have every confidence that Angel’s experience and enthusiasm will help us consolidate LLYC’s leadership in European public affairs.”

“I am excited about this new stage in my professional career. With the European Parliament elections and the formation of the new Commission in 2024, the foundations for future regulatory activity in key areas such as green and digital transitions and promoting competitiveness are going to be laid. I intend to build on the excellent work developed by our European Affairs team to boost the positioning and participation in EU decision-making of our existing and potential client base”, says Ángel Álvarez Alberdi. .

For his part, Luis Miguel Peña, Partner and CEO Europe at LLYC states:“Strengthening our presence in Brussels is key to meet the growing needs of our clients in legislative intelligence and influence. We are doing so at a very important time for the EU, with European elections that will shape the working scenario for the coming years.”