Practice Lead, EU policy

Ana leads the EU member states’ policy practice. Prior to joining Global Counsel, Ana covered policy developments in the EU institutions and member states for several organisations in Brussels and Madrid. She also has experience in the European Parliament’s Directorate-General for External Policies and the British Embassy in Spain.

At GC, Ana advises clients on how politics, regulation and policymaking in EU member states create risks and opportunities, and identifies strategies to help businesses meet these challenges. She also focuses on horizontal policy issues and political developments in the EU institutions and how these interact with the priorities of EU capitals.

Recent examples of her work include: 

  • Helping clients identify potential opportunities arising from the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Fund, both at EU and member state level. 
  • Analysing the business implications of member state election results for corporates and investors.
  • Advising clients on the European Commission’s ‘digital green certificate’ and potential ramifications for the relaunch of tourism ahead of the summer. 

Latest Insights by Ana Martínez

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Will the EU digital covid certificate really save the summer?

General Politics

On June 14th, the EU digital covid certificate was signed into law. The regulation will apply for 12 months as of July 1st. This was an unusually rapid agreement by Brussels’ standards, reflecting the crucial importance of allowing tourism to restart safely for those member states that depend on it.  

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Three views on the US election

General Policy

At this point - with Joe Biden likely to win the presidency - the UK government has probably started to build and strengthen relationships with individuals in Biden’s team who are set to lead the transition process. However, given that President Trump still has a slim chance of successfully contesting the outcome in key states and remaining in office, any such outreach to…

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