Olalla Michelena
Olalla Michelena

Dentons Global Advisors has named Olalla Michelena a partner in its European Union PA unit.

Based in Brussels, she will advise clients as the EU implements regulations regarding the “European Green Deal" and funding issues.

Most recently, Michelena ran Octagono Parters, which dealt with EU digital and sustainability matters.

She also served as director of the EU delegation of Make Mothers Matter, an advocacy group focused on work-life balance, and did an eight-year run at Burson-Marsteller, handling pan-European environmental and social issues campaigns.

Gregoire Poisson, Dentons EMEA PA head and Brussels chief, noted that decarbonization, digital transition and strategic autonomy will shape the EU business and regulatory environment for years to come.

“Olalla’s first-class expertise strengthens our advisory capacity to support our clients’ license to operate in managing issues ranging from packaging to the green transition, and to help them secure public funding,” he said.