Richard Sterneberg is responsible for the team that leads on government affairs projects with an EU focus across the DLA Piper global network. His practice also focuses on helping clients to comply with international sanctions.

He has 25 years of Brussels experience in the technology and telecommunications sector, international sustainability and environmental issues, as well as working alongside many governments and NGOs to manage risk and complex regulatory issues.

Richard is currently helping leading DLA clients to globally shape their regulatory environment and manage supply chain resilience in increasingly challenging policy settings. He has also been closely involved in competition aspects of patents, data and privacy regulation over the past 10 years.

Richard is a regular contributor in the international media as journalists ask for comment on various regulatory developments and EC investigations as well as new legislation. He has also a regular contributor to blog posts for the DLA website. Richard regularly facilitates meetings for various professional organisations – particularly in advisory boards and have also chaired conferences in the life sciences arena. He has lectured at Leiden University and Hoogeschool Utrecht in The Netherlands. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Richard worked in leading international public affairs consultancies. He also has public sector experience, having worked earlier in his career at the Council of the EU. From 2008 to 2020 he was a partner in leading Brussels government Affairs firm.