Antigoni Matthaiou focuses on international trade law with an emphasis on WTO law and international dispute settlement.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Antigoni worked in a Brussels law firm where she focused on trade remedies, in the Geneva office of an international law firm where she focused on WTO dispute settlement, and in the Athens office of a French law firm where she focused on international arbitration.


Greek, English, French


  • Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Switzerland, Master in International Law, summa cum laude, 2020
  • University of Athens, Greece, Master of Laws in Public International Law, summa cum laude, 2019 
  • University of Athens, Greece, Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, 2017
  • The American College of Greece, Athens, Minor Degree in Finance, summa cum laude, 2017

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    • 12/10/2022
    • News

    The EU Anti-coercion Instrument Proposal: Update on the Position of the European Parliament and the Council

    On 8 December 2021, the European Commission published its Proposal for a Regulation on the protection of the European Union and its Member States from economic coercion by third countries. The aim of this new instrument is to effectively protect the European Union and its Member States from coercive third-country measures affecting trade and investment (see also our Client Alert of 9 December 2021). Although the Anti-coercion Instrument is primarily designed to end economic coercive action through dialogue and engagement, it also envisages – as a last resort – that the Commission adopts necessary “response measures”. Those response measures can take the form of a wide range of restrictions related to trade, investment and funding (Annex I to the Proposal).

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