Ief Daems is associate general counsel and legal director competition law EMEA at Cisco. He advises the company on EU and national competition law compliance. He supports the company’s global corporate development activities from an antitrust and Foreign Direct Investment perspective. He also advises on the overlap between competition law and IP and is engaged in policy advocacy in the field of competition law and standardisation. Ief currently is chair of the Association of Inhouse Competition Lawyers, and chair of the Fair Standards Alliance. He previously worked as Senior Legal Counsel at a global corporation and competition lawyer at the Brussels offices of international law firms. Ief holds an MSc in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh and a Master of Law from the University of Leuven.