Yapa Thepkanjana is a Lawyer and a Senior Legal Advisor in the Government Affairs practice. She practises in the area of regulatory law, with particular focus on EU and EU Member States’ regulatory law.

Yapa also has extensive experience in advising clients on policy advocacy and managing relationships with regulators and policy makers. She has experience advising clients from regulated sectors including food, alcoholic beverages and pharmaceutical products. She assists clients on regulatory issues in Asia and various aspects of the EU-Asia relationship, both from a legal and a policy perspective.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Yapa worked in international law firms in Brussels where she advised clients from various sectors on EU and Asian regulatory laws. She has also advised clients on their advocacy strategy with regulators in Asia. She previously held legal and regulatory affairs positions at an international producer of wines and distilled spirits in Brussels and Hong Kong.