Elyse Kneller focuses on EU and WTO trade law, with a particular emphasis on trade remedy investigations. Elyse assists companies and governments in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations initiated by the European Commission and by third countries. Elyse also has experience in EU regulatory law, in particular concerning EU sustainable development policies, FDI control and Brexit-related matters.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Elyse was an intern at the Australian Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. Elyse also gained valuable experience in international human rights law as an intern at the World Organisation Against Torture.


English, French, Dutch


  • University of Ghent, LL.M. in International and European Law, summa cum laude,  2019
  • University of Sydney, Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences (Government and Legal studies), with high distinction, 2018
  • University of Geneva, Exchange Programme, 2017


"EU-Australia FTA: Challenges and Potential Points of Convergence for Negotiations in Geographical Indications" (Journal or World Intellectual Property 2020, Vol. 23, 546)

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    • 19/09/2022
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    Tetyana Payosova and Joanna Redelbach co authored WTO chapter in The International Trade Review

    Van Bael & Bellis senior associates Tetyana Payosova (Geneva) and Joanna Redelbach (Brussels) have co-authored the WTO chapter in the 8th edition of The International Trade Law Review published by Law Business Research. The chapter examines some of the key developments in WTO case law over the past year and addresses the alternative means of settling appeals in the absence of a functioning WTO Appellate Body, including the Multiparty Interim Appeal Arbitration Agreement (MPIA) and the first-ever recourse to arbitration under Article 25 of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding.

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    • 04/07/2022
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    European Commission’s new approach to enforcement of sustainability chapters in FTAs

    On 22 June 2022, the European Commission published a communication on “The power of trade partnerships: together for green and just economic growth”, which sets out a new approach to promoting green and just growth through trade agreements. Given that many of the EU trade agreements already include commitments in the field of trade and sustainable development (TSD), the European Union aims to strengthen the implementation and enforcement of those commitments. In particular, the European Union will now seek to extend the application of the standard State-to-State dispute settlement procedure to the TSD chapters in its trade agreements and to impose trade sanctions in case of non-compliance.

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    • 14/07/2021
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    Gabriele Coppo, Mats Cuvelier and Elyse Kneller participate in seminar on export control compliance

    On the first of July, Gabriele Coppo, Mats Cuvelier and Elyse Kneller spoke at a seminar, co-hosted by Van Bael & Bellis, on key compliance risks for companies exporting military goods and dual-use items, including intangible technology transfers. Their presentation also covered international and European regulatory initiatives related to corporate and social responsibility duties affecting trade. The seminar was part of a meeting of the Belgian Security and Defence Industries (“BSDI”), the national trade association bringing together companies in the defence, aerospace, (cyber-) security sectors. The seminar was the first in-person event BSDI had organized in more than a year, providing the VBB team with an eager and engaged audience.

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