Mia Buma offers knowledge and expertise of many years working as legal counsel for the Association of Dutch Flower Auctions (VBN). Assignments in her portfolio fell under the wide scope of Dutch law, with a focus on strategic issues and boardroom counseling. In addition, Mia became a specialist in intellectual property rights (including plant breeders’ rights) and arbitration law.
As of 1995 she has been secretary of the Committee for Novelty Protection of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) with links to the EU Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and the Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV). She is also working as legal advisor and consultant for Dutch horticulture and wholesale organizations. Mia holds a degree in civil law from Leiden University. As a consultant, Mia focuses on legal services, dispute resolution, and association management.