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From:
Art.4.1(b)  (CAB-MALMSTROM)
Ref. Ares(2018)2118742 - 20/04/2018
Ref. Ares(2018)4840320 - 20/09/2018
Sent:
 23 January 2018 10:53
To:
 'Guardans, Ignasi'
Subject:
 RE: Trans Atlantic Business Council
Dear Sir,
On behalf of Commissioner Malmström, thank you for your email. As the agenda of the Commissioner is rather full in the weeks
 to come, we suggest a meeting with Cabinet member Christian Burgsmüller. Kindly let me know whether that would be
 agreeable to you. Thanks.
Kind regards,
Art.4.1(b)
European Commission 
Cabinet of Commissioner Cecilia MALMSTRÖM: Trade 
Art.4.1(b)
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European Commission
From: Guardans, Ignasi [mailto Art.4.1(b)

Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 3:37 PM
To: MALMSTROM Cecilia (CAB-MALMSTROM)
Subject: Trans Atlantic Business Council
Importance: High
Dear Cecilia,
I hope you started well 2018!
I wanted to personally share with you these news which you may have received from other channels or via your team:
 as you can see here  and in the attached press release, the Transatlantic Business Council is restructuring internally:
 starting February 1, it will be managed by K&L Gates both in Brussels and in Washington DC. And that means that after
 that date I will be acting as TABC Director on the European side.
As you know, the promotion and support of transatlantic trade is the most important issue in the TABC agenda, and
 essentially one of its reasons to exist. At the same time, and for that very reason, the lack of progress in the
 transatlantic dialogue in this area has contributed to the general weakening of structures dedicated to a real and
 efficient transatlantic business dialogue. These changes at the TABC are also witness to that, while at the same time
 they prove the commitment of several large companies to remain engaged even in times which may not seem easy.
I know that the current TABC Director General, Tim Benett will be communicating this to people in your team to provide
 continuity in the fluent relationship. But on a more direct and informal basis, I also wanted you to have this directly
 from me. Once the handover has taken place, I would really love to have the opportunity to hear from you directly, in a
 conversation as frank as possible, about what you believe would be the best service the TABC and its members can


 offer to an advance in this whole matter and, if I may, for me to push for it. And indeed, there will later be
 opportunities and requests for formal meetings of the TABC members and people on your team to keep working
 together in the good direction.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Kindest regards 
Dr. Ignasi Guardans
Partner
 K&L Gates LLP
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