On 23 January 2019, Van Bael & Bellis counsel Isabelle Van Damme appeared before the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee of the UK House of Commons in the context of that committee’s inquiry into “Implications of the EU Withdrawal Agreement and the Backstop for Northern Ireland”. During a public evidence session, Isabelle responded to questions of Members of Parliament on, inter alia, the implications of the Withdrawal Agreement and, in particular, the Protocol on Northern Ireland, the future trading relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom and the relevance of WTO law. Isabelle’s appearance before the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Commission was reported in the press, including in the Irish Times and the Guardian. Isabelle previously gave expert evidence to the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons in the context of that committee’s inquiry into “Brexit: Trade in food” on 14 February 2017 and 18 October 2017. Further information on Isabelle’s testimony is available here. The scope of the inquiry of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee is available here. You can also watch the broadcast that was made of the session here.