Defending fair competition between companies guarantees a competitive economy.
In the context of increased international competition, the development of the single market is a key success factor for companies. Afep promotes a deeper and better integrated single market, with rules contributing to the competitiveness of European business and fostering the establishment of a level playing field with third countries. In particular, Afep calls for:
- An adequate protection of intellectual property rights in the single market and towards third countries to support innovation and fight against counterfeiting,
- A digital single market based on free flow of data, with a reciprocal opening of data markets of third countries, suitable personal data protection rules,
- A competition policy that protects the interests of consumers without jeopardizing the development of producers,
- A simplified regulatory environment that provides legal certainty and reduces administrative burdens.
Director of Business Affairs and Intellectual Property
Emmanuelle Flament-Mascaret joined AFEP in 2001 as Director of Business Affairs and Intellectual Property.
She focuses on competition, consumer rights, intellectual property (patents mainly) and now on digital matters (personal data protection, the data economy). She represents AFEP’s positions in these different areas to the public authorities in both Brussels and Paris, produced from the working groups she regularly leads. She began her career at the Commission des Opérations de Bourse (COB), now the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), where she held various posts (Public Relations Department, Operations and Financial Information Department ).
Director of European Affairs
Jérémie Pélerin joined AFEP in June 2012 as Director of European Affairs and manager of the AFEP office in Brussels. He is responsible for managing AFEP’s strategic relations with the European Union. In cooperation with the Paris team, he manages AFEP’s European lobbying actions, particularly corporate funding, taxation, corporate law and corporate governance, competition, international trade and investment. He has expertise both in lobbying and in European legislation and policies, acquired in the following roles: Senior Corporate and Public Affairs Manager at UNIFE (the European Rail Industry Association), Executive Secretary of Rail Forum Europe (a European Parliament intergroup on rail matters), Academic Assistant at the Collège d’Europe, Bruges. He is a graduate of the Collège d’Europe de Bruges and Sciences Po Paris.
Deputy Director of European Affairs
Justine joined AFEP in 2008 and is now the Deputy Director of European Affairs, helping to manage AFEP’s strategic relations with the European Union. In cooperation with the Paris team, she prepares European positions and carries out European lobbying actions in the areas of climate, energy, environment, corporate social responsibility, intellectual property, data protection and consumer rights. She previously represented Rhodia (now Solvay – chemical industry) with the European institutions in Brussels (2007-2008) and worked at the European law office of the Ministry of Defence in Paris (2006). She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the IAE in Paris and a Vocational Masters 2 in European Law from the Sorbonne (Université Paris 1). She speaks French, English and Italian.