Ief Daems

Business Steering Committee

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Ief Daems is Legal Director Antitrust for Cisco, based in Brussels. He previously worked as Senior Legal Counsel at Samsung Electronics’ EU Affairs office in Brussels. Prior to joining Samsung, he was an associate at Shearman & Sterling’s and in Howrey’s Brussels offices, specializing in EU and Belgian competition law. He has experience in European antitrust cases and merger filing procedures, including the equivalent provisions under Belgian and Dutch law. He has worked with clients across a diverse range of sectors including aviation, steel, chemicals, directory and internet services, electronics and semi-conductor products. Before working at Howrey, Ief Daems completed an extended traineeship in the Consumer Goods and Agriculture Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition. He holds a Master of Science degree in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh.


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