GPC Market Access Group has launched a dedicated EU presidency unit
in anticipation of the six month UK presidency of the EU in January.
Formed from the London and Brussels offices, the unit will provide
clients with advice on exploiting the opportunities of the
The unit will move from country to country as the presidency changes
every six months. Members of the unit will also change, depending on
which state has the presidency, although the Brussels office input will
’The presidency has a lot of power in terms of setting agendas,’ said
Kit Bethell, GPC Market Access group director and unit co-ordinator.
GPC Market Access senior adviser, Michael Berendt, former aide to
European Commissioner Sir Leon Brittan, will work with London-based Ian
Kennedy, head of corporate affairs at Market Access for the duration of
the UK’s presidency of the EU.