Philip Bartley


Founder & Director, Development Solutions

Philip Bartley is the Founder and Director of Development Solutions Europe Limited and provides direction and oversight for all aspects of the company growth and operations. He has a strong understanding of international markets and is an accomplished Team Leader for trade-related technical assistance projects in Asia and other dynamic emerging markets. His recent assignments have included as Team Leader for consecutive phases of the EU-China Trade Project running 2005-2016, and more recently facilitating business between European and international partners. Ongoing projects include several initiatives to improve dialogue and technical cooperation between the EU and Asian countries across a range of sectors, including IPR in China and Southeast Asia.


Mr. Bartley has extensive experience in economic, trade, investment, and related policies and their impact on market access. This understanding is complemented by solid understanding of EU trade, investment, and competition policies. Mr. Bartley is furthermore well-versed in the rules and procedures governing the delivery of Trade Related Technical Assistance projects. 


Furthermore, Mr. Bartley is highly proficient in developing and deploying research and project management methodologies - including high-level engagement with stakeholders and public officials - to deliver value added, pragmatic Technical Assistance.


Irene de Tovar

Project Manager, Development Solutions

Irene de Tovar joined Development Solutions Ltd in February 2020, after the completion of her LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law and a succesfull traineeship in an International Law Firm. She is the Project Manager of the EU-funded project on Support to Strengthening of Investment Opportunities in EU-Israel Economic Relations. She has provided support to the study team in drafting the study report, and has managed administrative and logistical aspects of the project.

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