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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    • 26/02/2021
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    The implication of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) for the automotive sector

    On 24 December 2020, the European Union and the United Kingdom concluded the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part (the “TCA”), which is provisionally applied from 1 January 2021. The TCA forms the basis of the new bilateral relationship between the EU and the UK. The withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the terms of the TCA have changed the way in which goods are traded between the EU and the UK. For an industry that is as integrated as the automotive sector, these changes are significant. This Client Alert expands on our Client Alert “Implications of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on trade in goods”, by focusing on the TCA’s provisions relevant to the automotive sector, in particular the provisions regarding the rules of origin and technical barriers to trade.

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