van der Wusten


Alexander is an Associate in the CEE, Russia and Eurasia practice. Alexander has experience working for the Dutch Foreign Ministry in Russia and research institutes in Georgia and Belarus. He holds an Msc in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam. 

At GC, Alexander advises clients in the technology and financial sectors on regulatory and political developments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He also covers policy developments in the Benelux and Nordic countries, focusing on the Netherlands. 

Recent examples of his work include:

  • Advising an international social networking service on content moderation, data localisation and taxation policy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
  • Supporting a European software company in navigating the regulatory and tax landscape in Belarus, Ukraine and Poland.
  • Working with a UK private equity fund to assess the Dutch healthcare policy framework for the acquisition of a local asset.

Latest Insights by Alexander van der Wusten

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Investing in Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction

General Politics

The German G7 presidency and the European Commission will next Tuesday host a conference focused on Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction. Alongside the use of public funds, a central question will be where and how to encourage private investment. Policymakers will be keen for examples of where the market is already finding opportunities that they can learn from and promote…

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Looking out for the ‘brave ones’ – investing in post-war Ukraine

General Politics

At a conference in Lugano earlier this week, Ukraine’s government presented its post-war recovery roadmap – estimated to cost up to $750bn – to dozens of countries and international organisations. While Ukraine’s western partners remain hesitant about using confiscated Russian state and oligarch assets to largely fund the reconstruction, it is in any case clear that a…

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What’s next for the drone industry in Europe?


This year’s Amsterdam Drone Week and EASA High Level Conference wrapped up last week, bringing together the annual gathering of policymakers and industry to discuss unmanned aircraft regulation and the technology’s roll-out in Europe. It has been a number of years since the last one was held, due to covid, so the conference was a flurry of activity. The conference hall…

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What’s at stake in Central Asia from the war in Ukraine?

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The Russia-Ukraine war was the elephant in the room at the inaugural Tashkent International Investment Forum in late March. While not mentioned directly by the speakers, it was clear to anyone that the conflict will impact Uzbekistan as it tries to position itself as a gateway for foreign corporates and investors to the rest of Central Asia.

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