I am a Principal Regulatory Counsel in our Regulatory & Public Affairs practice in the Netherlands and Brussels. I have a focus on tech and comms and digital markets regulation, drawing on in-depth business knowledge and extensive experience in TMT and public administration.With over 25 years of experience in the electronic communications sector, I am Principal Regulatory counsel in our team. I represent industry groups of the main telecoms operators in the Netherlands and in the EU in relation to the development and implementation of new legislation and regulation. I brought 10 years of previous regulatory experience in the telecommunications sector when I joined Bird & Bird in 2007. I founded two industry groups of telecoms operators. I am chairman of the Dutch Rights of Way Association (www.groepgraafrechten.nl) and an industry group consisting of Delta Fiber Nederland, KPN, T-Mobile/Tele2 and VodafoneZiggo. My experience formed the basis for starting the Bird & Bird international regulatory and public affairs group.