van der Wusten

Alex 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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A new Silicon Valley in Eastern Europe?


Megan Stagman, Associate in the technology, media and telecoms practice and Alexander van der Wusten, Associate in the Russia, CEE and Eurasia practice discuss the emerging tech sector in Eastern Europe.

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Ukraine’s tech plans - high hopes and ambivalent expectations


Ukraine, known for its skilled IT workforce, has recently suffered from a brain drain of young IT talent. The government now hopes that the launch of its ambitious IT project in mid-2021 will stem the flow by both promoting Ukrainian tech start-ups and attracting foreign investment. In January, the Ministry of Digital Transformation expects a parliamentary debate on a…

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