Burak Özgen is General Counsel at GESAC, which through its 32 members represents more than 1 million creators in EU/EEA in the process of European law and policy making. Before joining GESAC, Burak was legal and policy counsel to EMI Music Publishing and also advised several industry organisations from creative sector. He took part in international projects such as “Fair Music Business Model”, “CELAS Pan-European licensing”, “Music Rights in Southern Africa” with different roles and responsibilities and also worked at the European Commission’s Audio-visual and Media Policies Unit. He holds an LLM from Ghent University in Belgium, where he continued his further research on collective management, and was a visiting fellow at Columbia Law School's Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts. He is a member of ALAI Belgian group ABA/BVA.