Patricia Ypma founded Spark Legal and Policy Consulting in 2011, responding to the need for high quality (cross-border) legal research and analysis solutions.
She has worked in various legal research and advising roles specialising in European law. Apart from leading the team and being responsible for the strategic direction of Spark, Patricia has led/leads projects in a variety of areas, such as free movement and market access, key enabling technologies, cloud computing and blockchain, data location restrictions, energy efficiency, data protection, competition, state aid and European public procurement.
Patricia has an LLB (2000) and an LLM (2001) in Law at the University of Amsterdam, complemented by studies (International and French law) at the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris.
She speaks Dutch, English, French and Italian.
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Together with our amazing network of national experts, we have been providing cross-border legal services for more than 12 years. Throughout this journey, we have gained a lot of experience in providing specific legal and policy advice, expanding our areas of work. Our new company name reflects this.
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