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 was responsible for the protection of consumers in the financial sector and for the review of the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2), as well as for the adoption of the Regulation on the Multilateral Interchange Fees concerning bankcards (MIF). Furthermore, he was in charge of the inclusion of international accounting standards (IFRS) into the EU legal order, he negotiated the EU directive on corporate reporting of income tax and he initiated the non-financial reporting initiatives from the European Commission. He represented the European Commission in the Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and in the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
Before that, Erik worked in the European Commission on Industrial Property, Patents, Trademark, the EU Industrial Design Regulations and in the creation of the EUIPO agency in Alicante. Furthermore, he was a member of the European Commission negotiating team for the TRIPS Agreement within the GATT and for many Industrial Property Agreements in WIPO.
Erik started his career as legal adviser in the Legal Department of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.