Miriam González is a partner of international law firm Dechert LLP where she is co-chair of the firm͛s International Trade and Government Regulation practice, focusing on international and EU trade law and policy.
Prior to joining Dechert, Miriam led the trade practice of another major international law firm. She previously served seven years as a Senior Member of the Cabinet for EU External Relations Commissioners Chris Patten and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, where she had responsibility for EU relations and trade with the Middle East, the U.S. and Latin America, as well as a FCO adviser during the UK Presidency of the European Union.
After studying law at the University of Valladolid, Miriam was awarded a postgraduate scholarship, which allowed her to carry on her studies at the College of Europe, in Bruges, Belgium. She was also a Senior Associate Member of St Antony͛s in Oxford.
Miriam holds several posts, such Non-Executive Member of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee of UBS Limited, Honorary President of Canning House and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Instituto de Empresa in Spain.
Since 2013, Miriam founded a charity called ͞Inspiring Girls International͟, dedicated to raising the aspirations of young girls around world by connecting girls and female role models where she is Chair and Founder (www.inspiring-girls.com) Her knowledge and expertise has led her to participate regularly as political commentator in BBC, Sky, Antena 3, Onda Cero and El Confidencial.
A great ambassador of Spain, Miriam loves Spanish gastronomy and proof for that is her book ͚Made in Spain͛ and blog www.mumandsons.com.