Erik Nooteboom

Erik Nooteboom is a former official of the European Commission. He represented the European Commission in many bilateral negotiations with third countries in various policy fields, and he represented the European Union in numerous multilateral negotiations within the framework of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the WTO, and the GATT.

As Head of the Legal Department of DG REGIO, he was in charge of all legal affairs related to the EU Cohesion Policy and Structural Funds and represented the EU in the negotiations on the review of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in the Doha Round.

In DG FISMA, Erik dealt with the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2), the Interchange Fees concerning bankcards (MIF), and the International Accounting Standards (IFRS). He represented the European Commission in the Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and in the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

In DG Internal Market Erik worked on Industrial Property, Patents, Trademark, the EU Industrial Design Regulations and in the creation of the EUIPO agency in Alicante.

Erik started his career as legal adviser in the Legal Department of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.