Marcus Felsner is the President of Osteuropaverein der deutschen Wirtschaft, the Eastern Europe Business Association of Germany. Osteuropaverein is the largest association of German business organizations operating in 29 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, South Eastern Europe, the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia. Dr Felsner is a Managing Partner of Rödl & Partner, the largest global professional service firm of German origin. A German attorney by trade, he joined Rödl & Partner in 1999, following professional experience in France, Italy and, with the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland. Rödl & Partner provides legal, tax, accounting, IT and other support services for cross-border investments in some 100 countries across the globe and has been active in practically all countries of Central & Eastern Europe since 1991. Dr Felsner is a frequent speaker on foreign trade and investment and has published widely on EU affairs and EU relations especially with Eastern European and Central Asian countries. He is a trustee of IEP (Institut für Europäische Politik) in Berlin and a board member and/or trustee at numerous foreign trade & investment organizations in Germany.