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Van Bael & Bellis promotes Clotilde du Parc to partnership

  • 01/02/2018
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Van Bael & Bellis is pleased to announce the election to the partnership of Clotilde du Parc.

Clotilde joined Van Bael & Bellis in 2002. She heads the firm’s Geneva office which is dedicated to WTO law matters. She specialises in all areas of international trade law. Clotilde has been involved in a number of the firm's most significant WTO cases over the past number of years, including assisting the Government of China in its successful WTO challenge of the anti-dumping measures imposed by the European Union on iron or steel fasteners and assisting the Argentinean government in its successful WTO challenge of the EU anti-dumping measures on imports of biodiesel from Argentina.

Clotilde commented on her promotion: "I am delighted to be joining the Van Bael & Bellis partnership. We have a strong international trade law practice with a team of talented and committed lawyers. I look forward to contributing to our practice in my new role as partner in the coming years."

Clotilde's promotion brings the number of trade law partners at Van Bael & Bellis to eight and underpins the continued growth of the firm's market-leading trade law practice.

Jean-François Bellis, Managing Partner, says: "We are very pleased to welcome Clotilde to the partnership. The firm has a thriving WTO trade law practice and I am confident that, as managing partner of our Geneva office, Clotilde will make a great contribution to the further development of this practice."

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