Inês Aguiar Machado focuses on international trade law, with an emphasis on WTO law.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Inês worked as an intern in the Rules Division of the World Trade Organization in Geneva. She also was a trainee in the trade section of the European Delegation to the United States in Washington, D.C where her focus was on transatlantic trade and digital trade matters. Inês also has experience in the private sector, having worked for both a renowned telecommunication and aviation company.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish


  • Graduate Institute of Geneva (IHEID), Switzerland, LL.M. in International Economic Law, cum laude, 2019
  • University of Surrey, United Kingdom, Bachelor of Law, 2018