Mrs Leena WHITTAKER is a Legal Assistant in the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, in the unit in charge of retail and online services. She is dealing with the development of new Single Market policy, with a particular focus on SME retailers, the relationship between businesses users and online platforms and the food supply chain. She joined the Commission in 2016 and before moving to Belgium trained and worked as a commercial real estate lawyer (solicitor) at Olswang LLP (London, UK) for eight years. She has a Law Degree (LLB) (University of Nottingham, UK) and Masters Degree in International and European Law (Institute for European Studies, VUB, Belgium). She can be contacted by email at Leena.Whittaker@ec.europa.eu.