John Goossen is Senior Legal Counsel in the ESM’s Legal division, which he joined in February 2015. He is responsible for Institutional and Corporate affairs and deals, among other things, with matters involving the interpretation and application of the ESM Treaty and other ESM regulations, questions of EU law relevant to the ESM, and corporate law issues related to the EFSF.
Before joining the ESM, John worked in various positions at the Dutch Ministry of Finance on issues ranging from the global financial crisis response, EU policy coordination, the divestment of financial state participations, and export credit insurance. He also served as financial counsellor to the Dutch Embassy and at the Dutch Permanent Representation to the OECD in Paris. Prior to this, he worked on technical barriers to trade in goods and services at the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
John is a graduate from Leiden University in the Netherlands, where he received a master’s degrees in Dutch and European law, as well as the International Legal Programme, and a bachelor’s degree in Italian Language and Culture. He also studied at the Università la Sapienza in Rome.