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Global 2022
Europe-wide International Trade/WTO
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7 Ranked Lawyers

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Provided by Van Bael & Bellis

Please visit Van Bael & Bellis’ website for more information on our extensive work in this field: http://www.vbb.com/trade-customs

Chambers Review

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International Trade/WTO - Europe-wide
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What the team is known for

Van Bael & Bellis offers an outstanding practice with a tremendous reputation for work opposing the imposition of trade remedies by the European Commission, acting for an impressive range of clients that includes exporters of biofuels and steel products. The firm represents European companies in investigations carried out by the EC and other trade authorities across the world, with notable experience in cases involving Asian jurisdictions. Key partners are also well known for their presence in WTO proceedings. It handles diverse customs matters, including disputes with national customs authorities and CJEU referral cases concerning the application of customs law in complex cases.

Work Highlights

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  • Advised Europacable on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings concerning optical fibre cables from China initiated by the EC against imports of hi-tech products in the telecoms industry.

Notable Practitioners

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Jean-François Bellis
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Jean-François Bellis
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Senior Statespeople

Jean-François Bellis is a highly reputed figure in the international trade space, noted for his extensive experience and role as the firm's founder.

Philippe De Baere
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Philippe De Baere
Star Individuals

Philippe De Baere is reputed for his experience in trade defence investigations carried out by the EC, with further activity in WTO proceedings. He has also been active in sustainability chapters in EU Free Trade Agreements. One source comments: "Philippe De Baere is a leader in his field, oriented on achieving the best results for his client, and a pleasure to work with."

Fabrizio Di Gianni
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Fabrizio Di Gianni
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Band 2

Fabrizio Di Gianni acts for foreign exporters on EU anti-dumping investigations and for European manufacturers on proceedings initiated by trade authorities in various jurisdictions. He has also been active of late in countervailing duties for governments.

Richard Luff
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Richard Luff
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Band 2

Richard Luff often advises exporters based outside the EU on EC anti-dumping or countervailing measures. A source enthuses: "It is amazing, how good he is. He is very impressive and clients love him,"

Benoît Servais
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Benoît Servais
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Band 2

A source deems Benoît Servais to be "very experienced" and "very polite and capable." He is highlighted for his expertise in anti-dumping investigations, often representing exporting producers.

Pablo Muñiz
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Pablo Muñiz
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Band 3

Pablo Muñiz advises on customs and sanctions matters, including tariffs and free trade agreements, often representing clients before the EU General Court and WTO.

Yuriy Rudyuk
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Yuriy Rudyuk
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Band 4

Yuriy Rudyuk is noted by sources for his extensive experience in anti-dumping. He often advises Eastern European-based industrial companies on trade defence investigations carried out by trade authorities.

Ranked Lawyers at
Van Bael & Bellis

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International Trade/WTO

Jean-François Bellis
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Jean-François Bellis
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Senior Statespeople
Philippe De Baere
Philippe De Baere
Star Individuals
Benoît Servais
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Benoît Servais
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Band 2
Fabrizio Di Gianni
2
Fabrizio Di Gianni
2
Band 2
Richard Luff
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Richard Luff
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Band 2
Pablo Muñiz
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Pablo Muñiz
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Band 3
Yuriy Rudyuk
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Yuriy Rudyuk
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Band 4