Claus Grube

Senior Adviser
Denmark
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Claus Grube is based in Copenhagen and has advised clients for Flint since 2017 as a Senior Advisor on politics in the Nordic countries, as well as on policies and regulatory issues in the EU and the Nordic countries.

As a Senior Danish diplomat Claus has been at the forefront of EU policy-making for over 30 years. From 1996 to 2000 as undersecretary for European affairs and from 2009 to 2013 as Permanent Secretary of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs running the Danish diplomatic network. In the years 2000 to 2009 Claus was posted as Permanent Representative of Denmark to the EU in Brussels.

His many years in European affairs have involved him in the negotiations for the creation of the Single Market, the successive enlargements of the EU, the creation of the EBRD as well as the negotiations of the EU’s Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice and Lisbon Treaties. Claus has coordinated all Danish EU Presidencies since 1982 and during his time in Brussels, Claus Presided over the ambassador's group COREPER in 2002 and made a record-breaking number of legislative agreements with the European Parliament in the aftermath of the financial crisis preparing for the enlargement in 2004 with central- and Eastern European countries, Cyprus and Malta.

Before joining Flint Claus's last diplomatic posting was as Ambassador to the U.K., during which time he became known as a sharp commentator on the Scottish Referendum in 2014 and the Brexit Referendum in 2016.

In 2016 Claus became Freeman of London for his services to the City. He is also Chamberlain to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, Senior Fellow in the Danish business think-thank Axcel Future and holds various board positions in British and Danish business and cultural institutions.

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