Elyse Kneller focuses on EU and international 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 advises clients on EU trade, environment and digital policies.

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


Tilting the Playing Field, EJILTalk! 11 January 2023

General Court strengthens Commission’s hand in targeting foreign producers with preferential access to raw materials in anti-subsidy investigations (Cases T‑111/20, T‑143/20 and T‑138/20), EU law live, 11 January 2023

When does a relationship become too controlling? The concept of related parties in EU customs law (Baltic Master, C-559/20), EU Law Live, 15 June 2022

Trade Remedies in the EU: Overview, Thomson Reuters, 16 March 2022

"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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    • 29/08/2023
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    Elyse Kneller speaks at VBB sponsored WTO 2023 Public Forum

    VBB is proud to sponsor the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s 2023 Public Forum, taking place on 12-15 September in Geneva.

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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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