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Q&A: Dechert’s Miriam González Durántez on how City firms missed a trick on EU law, the WTO legacy and ‘Inspiring Women’


Miriam González Durántez’s profile is sky-high. She’s one of the most successful EU lawyers in the City, has persuaded over 15,000 women to volunteer for her Inspiring Women campaign and is the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. In an interview with Tom Moore she argues that the EU is undervalued in the City and how law can smash its glass ceilings.

Your practice is something of a rarity outside Brussels. Why have City law firms neglected EU law?