Provided by Benoît Servais
Benoît specialises in EU and WTO trade law, with an emphasis on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy laws, safeguard investigations and customs law.
He has been involved in more than 140 EU anti-dumping, anti-circumvention and anti-subsidy proceedings initiated by the European Commission for clients from all over the world, including China, Russia, India, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Norway and the Middle East.
He also represents clients before the European Courts, where he has won 75% of his cases. Notable cases include Fiskeri og Havbruksnæringens Landsforening and Others v Council in which Benoit represented several Norwegian exporters of farmed salmon against the Council, and Ikea Wholesale Ltd v Commissioners of Customs & Excise where Ikea successfully obtained the reimbursement of anti-dumping duties.
Benoît also acts for EU exporters in anti-dumping proceedings initiated by third countries and also represents domestic producers in third countries in anti-dumping investigations.
Joined Van Bael & Bellis in 1991, became a Partner in 2000.
Member of the Brussels Bar.
Main contributor to EU Anti-Dumping and Other Trade Defence Instruments (Van Bael & Bellis, Kluwer), the standard work of reference in the field of EU trade law.