Hanne Melin

Director Global Public Policy and Head of eBay Inc. Public Policy Lab EMEA

Hanne Melin heads up the EMEA arm of eBay Inc.’s Public Policy Lab, where she develops strategy and vision for policy and legislation fit for a technology-enabled and globally connected economy and society. Prior to joining eBay, Hanne was an associate at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where she practiced competition law for five years in Brussels. Hanne is a guest lecturer at the law faculty of Lund University (Sweden) and a member of the European Commission’s Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship. She has written for many legal journals on the topic of online commerce and she is a frequent speaker on the topic of trade policy in the digital economy. In addition to an LLM from Lund University, Hanne holds a Master in International Business Law from King’s College London.


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