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Dechert LLP

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Miriam Gonzalez

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Dechert LLP

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Co-chair, Dechert's International Trade and Goverment Regulation practice and Partner, Dechert's White Collar and Securities Litigation practice


Miriam Gonzalez focuses on international and EU trade law policy, with particular experience in WTO and EU internal market regulations. Ms. Gonzalez advises clients on Brexit, trade policy, trade agreements, sanctions and embargoes, export controls, antidumping, foreign investment proceedings and EU internal market regulations and infringement proceedings.


English, French, Spanish


Non-Executive Member of the Board and Chair, Audit Committee, UBS Limited


University of Valladolid; College of Europe, Bruges, M.A.; University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College, Senior Associate Member

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs

Within: EU and competition: trade, WTO anti-dumping and customs

The ‘excellent’ practice at Dechert LLP is headed by international trade practice co-chair Miriam Gonzalez, whose focus is in international and EU trade law policy. The team includes senior directors Roger Matthews, whose previous experience includes roles with the European Commission and at HM Treasury; and Andrew Hood, who was the legal adviser to the UK Prime Minister prior to joining the firm. Areas of focus for the practice include economic sanctions and trade embargoes, regulatory compliance, and advice on infringements of EU single market regulations.

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London: Risk advisory


Within: Brexit

Dechert LLP's international trade team works with 15 sector experts across the firm to assist clients with minimising commercial and operational risks arising from Brexit, and with identifying and maximising opportunities. The group also advises clients on its engagements with investors, customers and the UK government, among others. Miriam Gonzalez, who co-chairs the firm's  international trade and government regulation practice, has particular expertise in EU and WTO trade negotiations; she has previously served as the lead EU negotiator on the WTO Basic Agreement on Telecommunications, and also led the services negotiations for EU bilateral and WTO accession agreements on e-commerce. Her other areas of expertise include EU and WTO internal market regulations, export controls and foreign investment proceedings. Senior director Andrew Hood advises governments, industry bodies and companies on the implications of Brexit, including UK and EU regulatory issues; he has previously served as the legal adviser to the UK Prime Minister, and also acted as Head of International and EU law at the Attorney General's office. In 2017, Hood provided insights to the House of Lords International Trade Committee on the continuing application of EU trade agreements for the UK post-Brexit. Senior director Roger Matthews is another key contact in the team, which is praised for its 'unparalleled understanding of the issues and context at play on both sides of the Channel'.

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Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Dechert LLP has ‘a professional and experienced team composed of really nice lawyers’. It advises corporate clients on fraud, bribery, money laundering, international trade, export control and sanctions issues. It is adept at handling investigations by the National Crime Agency (NCA), SFO, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and various European Union (EU) institutions. Neil Gerrard heads the team and is ‘in the first rank of practitioners in the field’. Matthew Cowie  has ‘an excellent grasp of the law along with the ability to ensure that involved parties work together in a collaborative way when possible’. Caroline Black ‘keeps cool in complex and stressful situations with senior decision makers’, Miriam Gonzalez is also recommended. Roger Burlingame joined as partner from Kobre & Kim LLP. David Hughes left for Stewarts Law LLP.

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