Frenkchris Sinay advises clients on the organisation of markets under European Union law and public international law. His areas of interest include trade and competition as well as customs, sanctions, and export controls.

Frenkchris helps clients to open markets, improve supply chains, and resolve international disputes. He assists clients varying from EU Member States and third countries to multinationals and SMEs. His sectoral experience covers several industries including raw materials, security and defence, telecommunications, and transport.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Frenkchris gained experience at leading law firms in the Netherlands as well as the United Nations International Law Commission and the Permanent Missions of the Netherlands and the European Union to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva


Dutch, Indonesian, English, French, Spanish


  • College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, LLM in European Law and Economic Analysis, mention bien, 2022
  • Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Switzerland, Master’s degree in International Law, 2020
  • Leiden University, the Netherlands, Bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence, 2019
  • Leiden University, the Netherlands, Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, cum laude, 2017

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    • 24/11/2022
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    IBA focuses in on small value claims in investment arbitration

    In October 2022, the Investment Arbitration Subcommittee of the International Bar Association reported on the procedural tools available to facilitate the cost-effective resolution of small value investment claims

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    • 12/10/2022
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    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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