Ignasi Guardans

Ignasi Guardans is a Partner at the international law firm, K&L Gates, based at their Brussels office. He was previously a politician, elected in 1995 to the Catalan Parliament and then to the Spanish Parliament, where he stayed for two consecutive terms (1996-2004). In 2004, he was elected to the European Parliament. During this period of parliamentary and lawmaking activity, Guardans held different responsibilities as spokesperson, Chair and deputy Chair of different Committees. He focused on International and European Affairs, Media & Creative Industries, including the Digital environment, International Trade, and the promotion of Human Rights. Guardans holds a PhD in International comparative contract law.

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    Brexit: Unravelling 40 Years


    The European Union is essentially a community of law. It is certainly more than that, of course: it is also a community of values, based on a shared history (shared wars are also shared history) and, at least for those supporting it, a shared project.