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Brussels-based EU lobbying firm Alber & Geiger has hired the former chairman of agricultural biotechnology company Monsanto chairman Bernard Auxenfans.
Auxenfans has joined Alber & Geiger as a partner and will concentrate on lobbying on food and agricultural issues, according to the firm.
“We’re very proud of this latest top acquisition for our team,” said Alber & Geiger chairman Siegbert Alber.
Monsanto is known as one of the leading producers of genetically engineered seeds.
Alber & Geiger was formed from a team of lawyers who split from lobbyists Cassidy & Associates in March 2007, and is led by Alber, the former Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, and Andreas Geiger (16 April 2007).
The firm recently represented web browser Flock in a European Commission antitrust case against Microsoft (17 December 2009).