Sophie Bertin, a former senior official who served as Head of Unit in the “Financial Crisis” Task Force within the Directorate-General for Competition at the European Commission, works as a non-lawyer consultant on a part-time basis with Covington’s global antitrust and competition practice. Ms. Bertin works with the firm’s Brussels and London offices.
At DG COMP, Ms. Bertin was responsible for the state aid review, approval and monitoring of the interventions of the European Member States in the financial services sector during the height of the financial crisis. She was personally involved a number of the key banking cases, such as cases in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Latvia, among others.
Prior to her role with the European Commission, Ms. Bertin held positions with SWIFT, Bain & Company, The Bank of New York and McKinsey & Co.
A graduate of Kings College, INSEAD (MBA) and the ESCP Europe Business School, Ms. Bertin continues to provide independent advice to consultancies and financial institutions.