Ugur Can Hekim focuses on all aspects of EU and international trade law, with a particular emphasis on WTO law and trade defence investigations across multiple jurisdictions (including Turkey and the EU). Ugur advises governments in their WTO disputes and represents companies and governments in safeguard, anti-dumping or anti-subsidy investigations. He has also assisted clients in several customs law, competition law and aviation law matters. 


Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Ugur gained experience at leading law firms in Istanbul specialising in litigation, commercial law, data protection law and intellectual property law.


Turkish, English, French


  •  University of Edinburgh, LL.M. in International Economic Law, 2018
  •  Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Bachelor of Laws, 2017
  •  Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Erasmus Exchange, 2016-2017



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    • 18/04/2019
    • News

    Ugur Can Hekim speaks at the Horasis Global Meeting 2019

    Van Bael & Bellis lawyer Ugur Can Hekim spoke on 8 April 2019 as a member of a panel at the Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal. The topic under discussion was the future ideal regimes of regional trade groupings and their current impact on multilateral trade liberalisation in the era of globalisation. Other speakers on the panel were Mr. Mats Hellström, Sweden’s former Minister for Foreign Trade; Parvis Hanson, President of Manor Group; Michele Orzan, President of European Chamber; Pascal Anosike, Director of the Centre for African Entrepreneurship. The panel was moderated by Mr. Stiphan Beher, CEO of SpaceTek and the former Trade Advisor of Kyrgyz Republic. Horasis events bring together influential groups of business leaders to discuss collaborative approaches to addressing sustainable growth. The meetings are the foremost annual gatherings of business leaders from emerging markets and their global counterparts. The events are open to the Chief Executive Officers of the world’s leading companies. Further information is available here.

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