Miriam González Durántez

Of Counsel, London, Washington, D.C.

Miriam González Durántez advises clients on international trade and regulation, with a particular focus on European Union law and more recently issues arising globally from the possible departure of the UK from the EU (Brexit).  Her practice also includes international sanctions, export control, and cross-border investigations.  Miriam will work in Cohen & Gresser’s London and Washington, D.C. offices.

Miriam has been recognized by the Legal 500 UK for her work related to international trade law policy, Brexit, and investigations.  The European Women in Business Law Awards 2017 named Miriam “Best in International Trade,” and she was recognized as one of the Financial Times & HERoes “Top 100 Female Champions” in 2018. Miriam was also listed in Euromoney’s Expert Guides in the Women in Business Law and International Trade categories.

Miriam is a frequent writer for British and Spanish publications including The Financial Times, the Times, The Independent, and El Confidential.  She is a Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and former Honorary President of Canning House.

Prior to joining C&G, Miriam served as co-chair of the International Trade and Government Regulation practice at Dechert in London. Previously, she spent seven years at the European Commission as a Senior Member of the Cabinet for EU External Relations Commissioners Chris Patten and Benita Ferrero-Waldner and as an EU negotiator to the World Trade Organization.

Miriam graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Valladolid in Spain and received a master’s degree in European Policy from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She is the founder of Inspiring Girls International, a global organization which pairs girls with female mentors. Miriam is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

Miriam González Durántez advises clients on international trade and regulation, with a particular focus on European Union law and more recently issues arising globally…

Education

University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College (Senior Associate Member, 2006); College of Europe, Brügge, Belgium (M.A., 1993); University of Valladolid, Spain (Law, 1991)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales (Solicitor); Spain;
Special Legal Consultant in the District of Columbia, license pending

Activities and Affiliations

Member, European Council on Foreign Relations

Independent Member of the Supervisory Board and Vice Chair of the Board, UBS Europe SE

Member, Law360’s International Trade Editorial Advisory Board

Chair, Founder, and Leader, Inspiring Girls International Limited

 

Miriam González has been named to Law360’s 2019 International Trade Editorial Advisory Board and will offer her insight and expertise in the field to best shape future coverage of the international trade landscape.

Miriam González is quoted in Law360 regarding the latest Brexit developments, noting that "sympathy appears to be growing in the EU for a longer postponement."

Cohen & Gresser announces the expansion of its White Collar Defense & Regulation group with the appointment of leading international trade and sanctions attorney, Miriam González Durántez. Miriam will work in the London and Washington, D.C. offices and advise clients on international trade, with a particular focus on European Union regulation, including the departure of the UK from the EU (Brexit).  Miriam’s practice also includes international sanctions, export controls, and cross-border investigations.

Miriam González Durántez writes article for the Financial Times about the upcoming Spanish election.

Miriam González and John W Gibson discuss the deal and no-deal implications for finance and sanctions following a “Brexit” in The Law Society Gazette.
John W Gibson and Miriam González Durántez discuss the parallels between the early enforcement of the Bribery Act 2010 and the UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation's first monetary penalty.
Miriam González Durántez and Jeffrey M Bronheim discuss current Brexit developments in their latest C&G Client Alert.
Miriam González examines UK trade deals following a "Brexit" in her latest C&G Client Alert.