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Gail Orton

Gail Orton

Head of EU Public Policy

Head of EU Public Policy
Gail Orton

Gail Orton heads up our EU Public Policy practice, working out of the Brussels and Paris offices.

Gail has vast experience of working with the EU institutions and advising clients on various legislative and administrative processes. Prior to rejoining Clifford Chance in 2018, Gail spent four years working in-house, where she managed the pan-European government affairs strategy of a major agri-food business.

Gail is a member of the Political Change team.

Political Change

We help businesses to build resilience,
sustain growth and be better prepared

  • Advising a major European sugar business on the revision of the EU Regulation on the Single Common Market Organisation
  • Advising a French retailer on a range of EU policies affecting the business, including the revised rules on data protection and proposals for new consumer legislation
  • Advising an international business organisation on EU proposals for country-by-country reporting

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Edinburgh (MA Economics) 1998
  • College of Europe, Bruges (Economics) 1999
  • Stage in European Commission's DG Internal Market 2000
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2006
  • Seconded to Clifford Chance Paris 2010
  • Tate & Lyle Sugars, Director of Government Affairs, Europe 2014
  • Rejoined Clifford Chance Paris 2018